UK response to Flybe

Highlands and Islands Conservative MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston commented: “Flybe provides important links to and from the Highlands and Islands, and beyond.

“Their service is an important part of my region’s transport infrastructure and onward connectivity, and I very much welcome the UK Government’s positive intervention to save the airline.

“For local people and businesses, the UK Government’s prompt action will provide them with reassurances that they will continue to be able to fly to the destinations that Flybe service, and to make those onwards connections as they do now.

“At a time when the Scottish Government is, frankly, making such a mess of our ferry network, there are real concerns over plans to central air traffic control and improvements to local roads are progressing at a snail’s pace, if at all, it’s good to know that at least one of our governments is capable of taking decisive action to protect vital parts of our infrastructure.”