SCDI welcomes bid for domestic flights connecting Scotland's top four cities

Published: 8 Jan 2015 09:30

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THE aviation industry’s proposal to introduce domestic flights between Scotland’s main cities has been welcomed by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).

Ross Martin of SCDI

Its suggestion to roll-out services from Aberdeen and Inverness to Edinburgh and Glasgow was given the thumbs up by SCDI chief executive Ross Martin.

Martin said: "This is a pivotal time for our aviation industry – with important decisions pending on airports capacity, aviation taxation and our connectivity to external markets.

“New flights between Scotland's two cities in the north and those in the central belt could offer a choice for business travellers and cut journey times, whilst we continue to press for improvements to the quality of inter-city rail and road connectivity.

“Air travel remains a vital component of Scotland's transport network, supporting our ability to grow and internationalise our economy.”

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