British Airways is to up the frequency of flights between Inverness and London to 10 a week from March of next year.
The airline currently operates seven weekly flights between Inverness and Heathrow, which will rise to 10 from March 25 with new flights to be added to fly twice daily on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Inglis Lyon, managing director of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited, said: “We have worked closely with British Airways to further improve connectivity and the new schedule provides additional two-way connectivity with destinations such as Atlanta, San Diego, Phoenix, Berlin and Mexico City.
“We can also anticipate more than 10 per cent additional inbound passengers to the highlands and islands to experience all the north of Scotland has to offer.”
Figures released this week by Inverness Airport owner Highland and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) show passenger numbers at Inverness rose 23.5 per cent to 829,018 in the 2017 year to March, boosted by the popularity of the Heathrow service.
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 on the route after a successful start to the route.
“Our new schedule 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.
“We, and our partners at Inverness Airport and the business communities in Inverness and the highland region, have worked tirelessly to encourage business and leisure travellers to use the new route for the benefit of the businesses and individuals in the region.”