If the air traffic controllers approve of this then a short strike would start on 4th of January 2021.
“Prospect members in HIAL are absolutely committed to protecting and serving their local communities. That is why they are opposing this deeply damaging project which will reduce services at two airports, take £2.2 million of direct employment out of local economies and put nearly 50 staff out of a job.”
“We are being experimented on” said Peter Henderson with “remote links which are highly unstable.”
“Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to halt Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd’s Air Traffic Management Strategy Project to conduct an independent assessment of the decisions and decision-making process of the ATMS project.
“The ATMS programme will have social and economic implications for communities across the region. The primary impact will come from the loss of high-quality jobs from remote communities and centralise the economic benefits in Inverness.”
“The Islands Act was supposed to protect Island economies from exactly these kind of misguided changes, but on its first real test it is being shown up as essentially worthless.”
All HIAL airports closed to scheduled flights and routine general aviation traffic with effect from Sunday, March 29, 2020.
Letters: “The importance of relatively well paid jobs in rural areas (particularly in the Highlands and Islands) cannot be overstated”
‘a deck stacked from the start’
Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers.