Air Traffic Control Industrial Action – Thursday 29 July 2021

As a result of strike action by air traffic controllers six of our airports will be closed to all but emergency flights on Thursday, July 29, from 00.01 for 24 hours.

The airports are:

  • Benbecula
  • Dundee
  • Inverness
  • Kirkwall
  • Stornoway
  • Sumburgh


We apologise for the inconvenience this day of strike action will cause.  The disruption will impact our passengers, airline partners and the communities we serve at a crucial time in the recovery from the effects the Covid pandemic.

It is extremely disappointing that strike action is going ahead despite months of work with Prospect to agree a number of policies to support our colleagues transition to our Air Traffic Management programme.  We are still in talks with the union on a commuting policy and appeal to Prospect to conclude those discussions before considering any further escalation of industrial action.

We have included a FAQ section  with further information.  Passengers with any queries relating to flights should contact their airline.

Published: 27th July 2021