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Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) - Articles and news items

New fire tenders go into action at island airports

Airport news  •  19 November 2014  •  HIAL

Airport operator HIAL has launched the first of 20 new state of the art fire tenders following a multi million pound investment....

HIAL records busiest ever year

Airport news  •  14 April 2014  •  Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd

Scottish regional airport operator HIAL has recorded its busiest ever year, attracting an extra 70,000 passengers over the past 12 months, according to latest figures...

Passenger growth continues at HIAL

Airport news  •  21 October 2013  •  New Horizon Media

“These figures are hugely encouraging, not least the boost in summer passenger numbers and the massive increase in demand for the Inverness to Amsterdam route..."

Airports Commission Chief invited to meet north air campaigners

Airport news  •  1 August 2013  •  HIAL

The head of the influential Airports Commission has been invited to meet north air campaigners in Inverness...

HIAL passenger numbers up by 8,000

Airport news  •  18 June 2013  •  New Horizon Media

Scotland’s regional airports gained more than 8,000 additional passengers last month according to latest figures...

More than just Scotch mist

Issue 6 2012  •  7 December 2012  •  Mark Stuart, Director of Operations at Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd

In the last few years the UK has experienced winter weather conditions more akin to the Arctic, with sub-zero temperatures and extremes of weather that have tested the transport system to its limits. With Scotland often bearing the brunt, regional airport operator HIAL has developed innovative ways to keep passengers flying, even in the harshest conditions.Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL), a publicly owned airport operator accountable to Scottish Ministers, is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of 11 regional airports across Scotland. In 2011/12, the group handled 1.26 million passengers, an increase of 8.7 per cent on the previous year. The busiest airport in the group, Inverness, handled more than 607,000 passengers, an increase of 12.8 per cent.In addition to operating Inverness Airport, the gateway to one of Scotland’s fastest growing cities, HIAL is also responsible for ensuring that lifeline links are maintained through the operation of airports in remote locations across the Scottish Highlands and Islands; from Campbeltown in Argyll to Wick John O’Groats, the most northerly airport on the UK mainland, and the island airports of Stornoway, Benbecula, Kirkwall and Sumburgh, as well as the world famous beach landing strip at Barra in the Western Isles. HIAL also operates Dundee Airport at Scotland’s fourth largest city.


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