The new schedule, which will see a 30% increase in capacity on the route, is the second major boost to the Highlands and Islands economy to be generated by BA, following the airline’s announcement of an extended codeshare agreement with Loganair, which came into effect at the beginning of September.
Phyllis Stuart, British Airways’ manager at Inverness said, “We’re delighted to be able to offer our customers more flights from the highland capital, offering more seats on the route after a successful start to the route.
“Our new schedule, which will come into operation at the beginning of the summer 2018 flying programme, will mean that on three days of the week, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, British Airways will offer customers a double daily service between Inverness and London.
“We, and our partners at Inverness Airport and the business communities in Inverness and the highland region, have worked tirelessly to encourage business and leisure travellers to use the new route for the benefit of the businesses and individuals in the region.
“The increased frequency on the route is the result of that partnership and further demonstrates British Airways’ long-standing commitment to the highlands and islands of Scotland.”
Inglis Lyon, managing director of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) said:
“This announcement is excellent news for the highland community and Inverness Airport.
“We have worked closely with British Airways to further improve connectivity and the new schedule provides additional two-way connectivity with destinations such as Atlanta, San Diego, Phoenix, Berlin and Mexico City.
“We can also anticipate more than ten per cent additional inbound passengers to the highlands and islands to experience all the north of Scotland has to offer.”
Additional flight times from w/c 25 March 2018 are:
Depart Heathrow 1805 arrive Inverness 1945
Depart Inverness 2005 arrive Heathrow 2135
Depart Heathrow 1710 arrive Inverness 1850
Depart Inverness 1940 arrive Heathrow 2115
Depart Heathrow 1725 arrive Inverness 1905
Depart Inverness 2015 arrive Heathrow 2150