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HIAL Have Busiest Ever Year

HIAL has recorded its busiest ever year in 2015.

The Scottish regional airport group has seen passenger figures increase by over 45,000 which equates to an overall figure of 1,451,793 passengers cross its 11 airports.

The busiest airport was Inverness, with 678,683 passengers, up by 8%.

Islay was also flying high, with passenger number up by 6.9%.

Other airports within the HIAL group to see strong results include Dundee Airport, Barra, Benbecula and Tiree.

Speaking about the successful year, HAIL Managing Director, Inglis Lyon, said: “The last twelve months have been the busiest in HIAL’s 30 year history with record numbers of business and leisure passengers using our airports. This growth illustrates the enormous importance of our regional airports to Scotland’s economy.
The diversity of our group is unrivalled anywhere in the UK. From Barra’s iconic beach landing, this year celebrating its 80th anniversary, to the busy city hub of Inverness and the economic driver that is Sumburgh, each of our airports ensures that businesses, tourism providers and communities are better connected.

We will continue to invest in our airports, with major developments planned or underway at Inverness and Sumburgh this year, and continued efforts to improve our customer service and attract more business across the group. Notwithstanding the welcome arrival of British Airways and KLM at Inverness we have more work to do to attract new business and improve our financial outlook.”