Skye-high costs could dash isle flights hope
AMBITIOUS plans to restore regular commercial flights to Skye have hit a major hurdle after a report revealed it will cost millions to get off the ground.
More than £15million could be needed to launch the scheme if aviation chiefs demand improvements at Highland Council-owned Ashaig airfield, near Broadford.
And considerable subsidies might have to be paid to any operator if the economy-boosting flights are to break even, according to a feasibility study. However, it concludes that the demand for the flights is there – and last night the Scottish Government was urged to back the scheme with cash.
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