BRITISH Airways is to expand its Inverness – Heathrow service from seven to ten flights a week from March next year.

The new schedule, which will see a 30 per cent increase in capacity on the route, is the second major boost to the economy of the highlands and islands generated by British Airways following the airline’s announcement of an extended code share agreement with Scottish airline Loganair, which came into effect at the beginning of September.

Phyllis Stuart, British Airways’ manager at Inverness said, “We’re delighted to be able to offer our customers more flights from the highland capital, offering more seats.

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“Our new schedule, which will come into operation at the beginning of summer 2018, will mean that on three days of the week, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, British Airways will offer customers a double daily service between the capital of the Highlands and islands and London.”