Award winning Inverness aIrport
Scottish Transport awards Airport of the Year
The best of Scotland's transport industry were honoured last night at the 15th Annual Scottish Transport Awards, with 370 industry professionals in attendance. Hosted by writer, presenter and actor Sanjeev Kohli, the ceremony was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Now in their fifteenth year the Awards recognise excellence, innovation and progress across all areas of transport in Scotland.
Inverness Airport picked up the award for Airport of the Year. Last year Inverness Airport underlined its increasingly important role to the Highland economy with a record 796,854 passengers, a 17.4% annual increase. Over the past year, the airport has undertaken a series of improvements to the terminal and facilities, with £900,000 of investment to improve the arrivals area, departure lounge, retail outlets and catering offering.
Inverness Airport manager, Graeme Bell, said: “This award is a real vote of confidence for Inverness Airport and we are delighted to have been named Scottish Airport of the Year. We were up against strong competition from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports but with new routes and record passenger numbers, Inverness Airport continues to go from strength to strength.
“The airport is a key player in the economic growth of the region and local economy, with increased connectivity providing Highland customers and businesses with better transport links. We stand in good stead for an even busier year in 2017.
“A big thank you must go to our loyal customers and hardworking team as without them, we would not have received this award.”