Since the relaunch of the route in 2016, this is the second time British Airways has increased the frequency of this journey.
The recent increase will see BA offer 16 flights per week instead of 10 flights, which they currently offer. The additional services are scheduled to begin next summer between March 31st and October 26th 2019. This will include a twice daily service on weekdays, and three flights per day on Saturday and Sunday.
BA says that the changes will see it park an aircraft overnight at Inverness airport for the first time since flights were reinstated meaning that business travellers “ will be able to travel between the two cities, complete a full working day, and return home the very same day”.
Phyllis Stuart. British Airways’ Airport Manager in Inverness said “We have been able to increase flights to Inverness because the airport is exempt from Air Passenger Duty. This outdated and unjustified tax stifles British Airways, route development plans and cost the UK jobs and growth. The new schedule will bring greater economic benefits to the region and the extra flights on Saturdays and Sundays will cater for the number of leisure passengers travelling to the highlands and islands during the summer months.”
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