Orkney is to become a “living laboratory” in a £3.7 million scheme to establish the UK’s first operationally-based low-carbon flight test centre.
Highlands and Islands Airports
Airports in the north have been forced to ask the Scottish Government for a near-£4 million funding lifeline to keep them operating this year.
Passenger numbers at Highlands and Islands Airports (Hial) edged up to hit a new record in its last financial year despite a disappointing start to 2016. The group of 11 regional terminals was used by a total of 1,437,625 people in the year ended March 31, up by 0.4%, on the previous year, according to figures released yesterday. Inverness was the busiest airport in 2015/16, handling 671,103 passengers over the 12 months, an annual increase of 2%.