Santa hits the slopes in a pre-Christmas ski holiday on the inaugural flight from Inverness to Geneva which took place on 21 December.
- flybe began two new ski routes from the UK just before Christmas, launching services from Inverness (INV) to Geneva (GVA) and from Southampton (SOU) to Grenoble (GNB). The former route will be flown weekly (Saturdays) by the carrier’s 88-seat E175s until 8 March. The Southampton-originating service will also be operated just on Saturdays, but this time by flybe’s 78-seat Q400s, and will be flown until 5 April. Inverness Airport Manager, Graeme Bell, adds: “This is an important new international route from Inverness as it provides direct access to one of Europe’s most important ski destinations. As well as being a popular destination in its own right, home to world class visitor attractions, Geneva is also the gateway to some of the best ski slopes in the Alps.” Neither route faces any direct competition and both began on 21 December.