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S5W-12143: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many flights from each airport were cancelled in winter 2016-17 because of the weather; how many runways were closed; what the economic impact was, and what action it is taking to help ensure that the airports are runways remain operational in winter 2017-18.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 November 2017

The Scottish Government does not hold information on flight cancellations.

The operation of airports is a matter for the management of individual airports. Scotland’s airports have long standing processes in place for dealing with inclement weather. Working towards winter 2017-18 Scotland’s airports have reviewed their winter operational plans, invested in additional equipment where appropriate, ensured healthy de-icer stocks and commenced winter operations staff training.