New BA flights boost for north
LAST week saw the introduction of extra flights on British Airways' Inverness to Heathrow service.
The airline is now making two daily return flights from Monday to Friday and three return services at weekends.
The double daily service allows passengers to travel between the two cities, complete a full working day and return home the same day.
It is the first time since the route was reinstated three years ago that such a journey was possible, BA has said.
The new flight schedule, operated by British Airways, is set to welcome an increase in passengers of around 30 per cent.
From October, British Airways is to operate a twice-daily service seven days a week.
Inverness Airport’s operator Highlands and Islands Airports Limited has welcomed the expansion as has the local authority.
Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson said: “This is great news for the Highland economy and will go a long way to meeting the needs of the region’s business sector as well as providing a boost to our tourism industry.
“It has been more than 20 years since an early-morning flight between the two cities was provided and this new BA service is good news indeed and warmly welcomed.”