Michael Matheson was yesterday urged to postpone Highlands and Islands air traffic control centralisation amid warnings the move will damage remote economies.
A union last night claimed plans by the north’s airport operator to shut air traffic control (ATC) towers will put up to 60 jobs and vital transport links at risk.
A service between Inverness and East Midlands Airport, launched less than four months ago, has been axed by operator Loganair.
Emergency declared as helicopter forced to divert to Sumburgh Airport after getting caught in lightning strike
An emergency was declared earlier today as a helicopter destined for a North Sea oil platform was forced to divert to Sumburgh Airport after getting caught up in a lightning storm.
Highland residents have been facing a second day of disruption as challenging wintry conditions sweep across the north.
Sumburgh Airport in Shetland has been forced shut this evening because of severe weather.
The long-running pay dispute between air traffic controllers and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) has moved one step closer to a resolution after union representatives agreed to recommend a deal to its members.
Highland councillors expressed surprise yesterday after it emerged a £1.175million loan to Inverness Airport Business Park may not be paid back until 2030.
An upgraded fast rescue craft and new facilities for accessing the sea from runways are planned for Sumburgh Airport.
An ambitious £1.4 million project to "future-proof"part of Shetland’s largest airport is under way.
Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (Hial) has launched a drive to find contractors for work worth up to £5 million to develop its planned centralised air traffic control system.
Patients trying to get back to Orkney and Shetland after Aberdeen hospital appointments were left stranded as a result of air traffic controllers’ industrial action, MSPs heard yesterday.
The total number of air travellers using terminals run by the north’s publicly-owned airport operator has fallen for the first time in seven years, according to new figures.
Efforts to end the current pay dispute between air traffic controllers and Hial have progressed after the Prospect Union confirmed no further strike action will take place while it consults its members on a revised pay offer.
CREDS is the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions.
Travellers to and from the Western Isles were left stranded today as the ongoing dispute over the rate of pay offered to air traffic controllers entered a third day of snap strikes.
Second day of strike action closes island airports as air traffic controllers ramp up bid to secure pay rise
Holiday-makers were stranded in the north yesterday as a second day of snap strikes took place in an ongoing row over air traffic controllers' pay.
Inverness Airport was shut yesterday, as three days of air traffic controller strikes began in a protracted dispute over pay.
Inverness Airport is closed today as strike action by air traffic controllers begins across the north.
Three days of strike action by air traffic controllers at six airports is expected to create travel chaos across the north in coming days.
Highlands and Islands to be served by electric planes as Transport Secretary backs ‘third revolution’ in aviation
Electric planes could be flown on routes between the Highlands and Islands in what the Scottish Government has hailed as part of the "third revolution" in aviation.
Highlands and Islands air traffic controllers have rejected a revised pay offer following a ballot by union members.
The Highlands & islands and Moray are an “ideal living laboratory” for aviation and aerospace testing, the UK Government has been told.
The UK Government has been warned companies in the Highland and islands “will not invest” if the future of air links with “hubs” such as Heathrow, allowing daily business trips and international connections, cannot be guaranteed.
Industrial action by air traffic controllers has been suspended while they are balloted on a new pay offer.
The revamp of the air traffic control tower at Kirkwall Airport has been completed six months ahead of schedule.
Proposed strike action across the Hial airport network has been suspended after a revised pay offer was delivered to air traffic controllers who are currently undertaking industrial action.
A strike involving Highland air traffic controllers has been suspended following a revised pay offer.
Further details have emerged of plans to launch the world’s first electric-powered passenger flights on island-hopping routes in Orkney.
The region’s two largest airports had contrasting fortunes during the first quarter of 2019, new figures show.
A Skye partnership pushing for the restoration of scheduled air services from Ashaig Airport, Broadford, has called on the Scottish Government to provide more funding for the project and ask Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd to take over the lead role in its delivery.
A planned day of strike action taking place today must concentrate the minds of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) and trade unions.