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All Scottish Highlands & Islands Airports to close from 29th March

All Scottish Highlands & Islands Airports to close from 29th March

Old Mar 26, 20, 7:39 am
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All Scottish Highlands & Islands Airports to close from 29th March

All HIAL airports including INV to close from Sunday...

https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/...rvices-194818/
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Old Mar 26, 20, 8:55 am
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HIAL is where?

Remember that a lot of people aren't familiar with abbreviations or local names.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
HIAL is where?

Remember that a lot of people aren't familiar with abbreviations or local names.

Highland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers. The company operates and manages 11 Airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Islay, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.
and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish MinistersHighland and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) is a public corporation wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers. The company operates and manages 11 Airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Islay, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.. The company operates and manages 11 Airports at Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Islay, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
HIAL is where?

Remember that a lot of people aren't familiar with abbreviations or local names.
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited
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Old Mar 26, 20, 9:09 am
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See how easy it would have been for the OP to have added that.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 9:14 am
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The link explained it quite succinctly, I thought. No need to have a go at the OP.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
See how easy it would have been for the OP to have added that.
It's even easier for one to just hit the triangular button and get a mod to make an edit. Then one won't risk looking like a bit of a knob for pointing out an error that isn't there anymore.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 2:47 pm
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Any thoughts when this might be lifted? 12 weeks ? Or is it all crystal ball gazing ?
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Old Mar 26, 20, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Skipcool3 View Post
Any thoughts when this might be lifted? 12 weeks ? Or is it all crystal ball gazing ?
Guessing, but given that HIAL is wholly owned by SG, it will be whenever SG lifts current restrictions in Scotland.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 4:22 pm
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Just seen that Easyjet have cancelled all flights til May...
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Old Mar 26, 20, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Skipcool3 View Post
Any thoughts when this might be lifted? 12 weeks ? Or is it all crystal ball gazing ?
The FM expects this to last at least 3 months. The help for self employed announcement today seems to also point towards 3 months.
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Old Mar 26, 20, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by alvinlwh View Post
The FM expects this to last at least 3 months. The help for self employed announcement today seems to also point towards 3 months.
After seeing the latest figures I suspect you're right.
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Old Mar 27, 20, 3:08 am
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My understanding is that the airports will still be open for those flights operating under PSO rules. They are closed to general aviation and most other schedule flights. Loganair lifeline flights will still be operating. So not a complete closure.. yet.
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Old Mar 27, 20, 3:24 am
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Originally Posted by alvinlwh View Post
The FM expects this to last at least 3 months. The help for self employed announcement today seems to also point towards 3 months.
Oh dear, that's a long time...
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Old Mar 27, 20, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by SonTech View Post
My understanding is that the airports will still be open for those flights operating under PSO rules. They are closed to general aviation and most other schedule flights. Loganair lifeline flights will still be operating. So not a complete closure.. yet.
https://www.orcadian.co.uk/loganair-...ooking-advice/

https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2020...ns-on-loganair

If they only operates on a PSO rules will mean that only pax holding an ADS card (residents) or essential traveller authorisation issued by the local authority are allowed to travel.
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