Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline starts operating its brand new route from Inverness to Geneva on Saturday (21st December), providing a direct weekly service to the Alps for Highland snow sports' enthusiasts.
The 'Ski Saturday' service, the only scheduled connection between the two destinations, will provide convenient access to some of the best slopes of Europe without the need for connections. With almost 50 ski resorts within an hour of Geneva, the popular Alpine hub is ideal not only for skiers and snowboarders but also for those just looking for a perfect winter getaway.
Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Simmons comments: "We look forward to welcoming the first passengers on board our new ski route to Geneva this weekend and hope that they will enjoy the convenience of being able to travel direct to some of the most popular ski slopes in Europe from their local airport."
The start of Flybe's winter route to Geneva is the second international service it now offers from Inverness, it being in addition to the airline's popular daily year-round flights to Amsterdam Schiphol airport.
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.
"Early bookings have been very encouraging and we are confident the new route will prove popular with Highland holidaymakers.
"We are also pleased that Flybe has confirmed it will operate all of its planned services from Inverness next summer. With flights to Amsterdam, Belfast City, Birmingham, Jersey and Manchester, Flybe will continue to provide a wide range of services from Inverness, benefitting business and tourism in the Highlands."