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Gatwick Airport receives special tartan aircraft to mark Scottish route

Car Hire Gatwick Airport are pleased there is still the route up to Scotland from the south of England.

The new service between Gatwick Airport and Inverness has taken flight with the easyJet aircraft being donned in tartan. It will operate across Europe to promote the Highlands as a tourism destination.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland said, “We are here to celebrate the long term future of flights between the Scottish Highlands and London. We know the addition of this early morning departure is crucial for businesses in the Highlands and will be very much in demand with almost 200,000 passengers expected to use this flight each year. The new schedule from Inverness to Gatwick will offer a day return for business travellers and easy, affordable fares to help boost tourism. It will be followed by four new Scottish routes this summer and in recognition of this we are proud to unveil a special edition tartan aircraft.”

The crew and officials of easyJet were wearing a mainly orange tartan uniform, thought to be the first to be registered to an airline. The service will include an early morning and evening flight linking the Highland capital to Gatwick Airport. There is an expected 300,000 people due to fly between the route and it is also a big year for Scotland.

Scott Armstrong, VisitScotland regional director, said, “2014 really is an epic year for Scotland, with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, The Ryder Cup and the second Year of Homecoming, and we are looking forward to giving a warm Highland welcome to even more visitors via this day-return service between Inverness and London Gatwick.”