On Monday, the Bulletin, on behalf of the over 2,000 people who have complained to us over the past year about the lack of winter flights to the UK, in particular none to Scotland, will be raising the issue with former Royal Marine and veteran of the Falklands War, Keith James Brown, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, a position he has held since 2014.

Brown was the Minister for Transport and Veterans when the Scottish government bought the loss-making Prestwick Airport for one pound and the airport is still losing millions every year at the expense of the Scottish taxpayer.

What the Bulletin wants to impress upon the minister more than anything is that there is a definite need for at least one flight per week between Scotland and Palma: not only for the thousands of Scots who own holiday homes here or fancy a winter break on the island, but also the large number of Majorcan residents who Visit Scotland (the tourist board) could attract to Scotland. Everyone would be a winner from winter flights.

Brown has said that regular meetings have been held to discuss ways of turning Prestwick around, so why not start by attracting airlines in to operate flights to and from Palma in the winter?

So, if you have any questions or comments for the minister please email the Bulletin before Sunday.

Thank you for your support.


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PollyMB / Hace over 6 years

Prestwick is one option but not the best. Edinburgh is the busiest airport in Scotland, the capital city is Edinburgh and would not only support the east of Scotland but the north east and west of Scotland too. The airport has underdone much expansion and investment, it's the sensible option. Flights to Malaga, Alicante and Barcelona are sitll regular throughout the winter from Edinburgh so adding Palma should be simple. Palma is not only an annual summer break desitination but a weekend break at all times of the year and much more could be made of the winter festivals including the Three Kings!