Eastern Airways has been criticised for chaing the timings of their Monday flight
from Stornoway to Aberdeen.
Many oil workers use the Monday morning service to and from Aberdeen as it gets them
to the granite city in time to catch a helicopter out to rigs the same day.
But the flight is switching to an afternoon service it has emerged.
MSP Alasdair Allan said the change would cause “considerable disruption” to island
Given that the majority of the people using this service will be working in the oil
industry, it seems “incredibly ill-thought out” to propose a change that would result
in many offshore workers missing their helicopter connections, he added.
“It also poses significant challenges to anyone trying to work a five-day week in
“I have been in touch with the company many times over the years over timetabling
issues and it does seem that Eastern Airways should be doing much more when it comes
to consulting the people who actually use the service.
“I hope the company will listen to the common sense case being made and retain the
Monday morning flight.”