Inverness Airport claims rights to fly nights

All-night flights in Inverness?

Travel Insurance News - 22/01/2008

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According to the Highlands and Islands Airports committee, if Inverness Airport wishes to offer flights in and out of the airport 24-hours a day, the HIAL would not be required to seek the permission of the Highland Council.

This means that residents nearby and guests in nearby hotels would be subjected to a far bit of noise interrupting their beauty sleep. Managers at the airport claimed that there were no immediate plans to instate night flights to Inverness, but that they had sought legal council that maintained they were free to do so should they ever desire.

Spokesman for the HIAL Nat Anderson said, 'Both parties were simply seeking to agree what the procedure would be if the need arose to extend the airport's opening hours in the future. There are no plans to do so at present, and we have agreed that the existing arrangements would continue. Any future move would have to be justified by real market demand or business need, but it is good that we have the flexibility to do so if and when required.'

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