1 November 2022, London Marriott Hotel County Hall
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS airports continue to boom as reflected in a 19% growth of passenger numbers in June. Helping out, although the actual numbers are small, is the growth with the recently launched Scottish Executive Air Discount Scheme which has reduced the cost of flights on qualifying routes for people living in the region's remotest communities. Its positive impact is already being reflected in passenger growth in areas including Orkney, Shetland, Caithness and Islay. New routes from Inverness to Dublin, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle have already been launched this year while Ryanair will commence an Inverness ” Liverpool service in October. The first ever direct scheduled air service between Shetland and London, flown by Atlantic Airways, started operating on Friday 23 June and also providesa new link between Shetland and the Faroes.