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HIAL confirms six airports across the north of Scotland will be closed on Thursday, July 29, as a result of strike action by Prospect and involves air traffic controllers – the airports which are affected Benbecula, Dundee, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Sumburgh


By Ian Duncan

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As a result of strike action by air traffic controllers, Benbecula, Dundee, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Sumburgh airports will be closed to all but emergency flights on Thursday from 12.01am for 24 hours.

Inglis Lyon, HIAL’s managing director, said: “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 of 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.”

Further information is available on HIAL’s website. Passengers with any queries relating to flights should contact their airline.


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