Ministerial statement on resolution of HIAL dispute

Commenting on the resolution of the HIAL dispute, Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth said:

“I’m very pleased that a resolution has been reached and that vital connectivity for our remote communities will be restored as soon as possible.

“Whilst the impact on services has been disruptive for affected communities, I’d like to thank HIAL and both unions for continuing to engage constructively throughout this process and ultimately coming to an agreement that will be welcomed by staff and passengers.

“We will continue to work with HIAL to grow passenger numbers through their airports with the aim of maintaining the commercial viability of services on which our remote communities depend.”

Published 21 Mar 2023