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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15403: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 19 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what impact assessment it has made of how Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) proposed parking charges at (a) Sumburgh, (b) Stornoway and (c) Kirkwall airport might affect (i) public transport and (ii) (A) passengers and (B) businesses that use the airport.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 4 April 2018

HIAL assessed a number of factors including the anticipated income from the parking charges based upon anticipated use of the car parks at Sumburgh, Stornoway and Kirkwall Airports; the impact on passengers travelling for medical appointments; whether there was sufficient parking provision for blue badge holders; and the impact of weather and other delays to air services. In addition, the feedback HIAL had received to previous car parking proposals was considered as part of their decision making process.