Talks are to continue between airport bosses and union chiefs prior to a planned strike by air traffic controllers next month over a pay dispute.
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (Hial) has scheduled another meeting with Prospect Union officials involving the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) on April 9.
Industrial action is planned for April 26, with controllers also proposing to work to rule next month.
A Hial spokesman said: “Hial will continue to engage with Prospect. However, to allow our passengers to plan, we are progressing on the assumption that the strike action will go ahead.”
Seven airports – Inverness, Benbecula, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Wick and Dundee – will close to air traffic for 24 hours if the strike goes ahead.
The union is seeking a double digit pay rise to bring pay more in line with controllers across the country.
The Hial spokesman said: “The evidence provided in the analysis of air traffic controller pay at non-HIAL airports that Prospect jointly undertook with HIAL did not support a double digit wage award.
“We anticipate there will be some disruption as a result of the work to rule and apologise in advance for the inconvenience this may cause.
“We continue to work closely with our airlines to minimise potential disruption wherever possible.”