Highlands & Islands

Demand for more Stornoway to Aberdeen flights

There is "significant demand" for an improved air service between Stornoway and Aberdeen, according to a study.

Respondents to the research commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) said morning and evening flights were needed.

At the moment there is one early afternoon service.

The study found the greatest demand for more flights was among people living on Lewis and Harris and offshore workers who live in the Western Isles.

The report has been shared with the operator of the Aberdeen-Stornoway route, Eastern Airways.

Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways' commercial director, said: "We welcome the feedback from the Outer Hebrides survey and continue to evaluate an enhancement to the route in line with aircraft availability and forecasted passenger demand."

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