Heathrow expansion could revive Inverness link - Heathrow Airport News

Airport news for Heathrow on 19/01/2009.

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According to David Stewart, the Highland Labour MSP, the chief executive of British Airways, Willie Walsh, made a public commitment last year to restore the connection between Inverness and Heathrow if the plan to expand the busy London airport was approved.

Service linking Inverness with London Heathrow was discontinued more than 10 years ago, in 1997.

Stewart said that he would be writing to Walsh, urging him to follow through on the promise he made.

The MSP commented: "Heathrow is the biggest airport in Britain. It's very important for tourism and very important for connections with Europe and the rest of the world. I want to see this service back."

On Thursday of last week, the government gave the go-ahead for building a third runway and a sixth passenger terminal at Heathrow, the busiest airport in the UK.

The employer organisation, CBI Scotland, commented that the approval of the third runway would make it more likely for BA to restore the Inverness link.

CBI’s director, Iain MacMillan, said: "It's very important and we'll remind British Airways of that as we move forward."

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