The next contract to operate the Scottish Government-supported air routes from Glasgow to Barra, Tiree and Campbeltown will give local communities more control over the services. The Invitation To Tender for the contract, which will run for four years from 25 October 2019, has been published.
It includes new measures which will see little used services from Barra and Tiree removed from schedules to create a bank of rotations which can be deployed at the discretion of local communities.
A trial on the Barra service, which sees seats reserved for passengers travelling for medical purposes, will also be formalised in the new contract and timetable changes made to the Campbeltown service in 2015 will continue.
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