Facts and Figures
- There are 11 airports within the HIAL Group - Barra, Benbecula, Campeltown, Dundee, Islay, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.
- HIAL airports support the vital social and welfare air links to otherwise remote communities across the Highlands and Islands, including provision of Scottish Air Ambulance and Search and Rescue services.
- The airports also serve the economic and commercial interests of regional Scotland, supporting oil and gas helicopter operations, lighthouse maintenance and Royal Mail services.
- The company employs almost 600 people across its airports and at its group headquarters in Inverness.
- In 2011-12, the group handled more than 1.25 million passengers.
- Over 607,000 passengers used Inverness Airport alone.
- The HIAL group connects regional Scotland to a network of more than 30 UK and international destinations, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast, London, Southampton, Jersey, Amsterdam, Bergen, Dusseldorft and Zurich.
- Popular holiday destinations in Austria, France, Italy, Jersey, Sicily and Portugal are also served.
- Barra's beach landing strip has been named as one of the world's most stunning airport approaches.
- Inverness Airport was ranked third in the Top UK Airport category of the Wanderlust Travel Awards, the highest ranking Scottish airport.