9 MAY 2016


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Article from BTNews 9 MAY 2016

Inverness regains LHR link

Inverness and the Highlands celebrated last week after being reconnected to Heathrow with the start of a new BA service.

With more than 100,000 seats available annually, the daily flights, the first for more than a decade, are expected to drive growth in the north of Scotland’s life sciences, food and tourism sectors

For travellers heading for Heathrow, they open potentially-lucrative trade routes and 92 new onward long-haul destinations to enable business passengers to connect more easily to markets around the world.

Officials released a new economic analysis which revealed the Inverness route will have a significant positive impact on the Inverness economy. 

The figures showed for inbound traffic alone, the link will could generate up to £8m a year in additional growth.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “The Inverness – Heathrow route offers so much potential for businesses in north west Scotland who for too long have been let down by indecision on airport expansion. 

“Today is a momentous day – Inverness joins Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle with a route into Heathrow and access to markets from Manila to Mexico City, from Chicago to Chengdu, from Hanoi to Houston.

“It means more growth and a more secure economic future for the Highlands.” www.inverness-scotland.com   www.heathrow.com   www.britishairways.com

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