If you were planning to find cheap flights in Scotland to visit the northern island destinations, your possibilities diminished last week when Highland Airways, a Scottish airline was closed. All flights have been canceled and future bookings are on hold.
Highland Airways, based in Inverness, operated with a fleet of 11 airplanes on routes to the northern Scottish islands and from Anglesey Airport in northern Wales to Cardiff. The airline is trying to find new investment, but is not expected to resume operations in the near future.
Highland flew its small aircraft on regularly scheduled flights from Inverness to several small towns in the Inner and Outer Hebrides including Colonsay, Benbecula, Coll, Oban, Tiree and Stornoway. Service to some of these destinations will now be available only from Glasgow.
This year several UK airlines with cheap airplane flights have ceased operations suddenly and with little recourse available to ticket holders. Consider travel insurance – with coverage for supplier default – for all your travel, but especially when purchasing cheap flights on smaller airlines.