Hebridean Air Services Ltd., based at Cumbernauld, has stepped in to resume the Oban based Argyll Air Services, following the closure of the previous operator of the service.
The same schedule is offered as the previously published winter timetable, and this timetable is printed on the Hebridean website www.hebrideanair.co.uk. George Cormack, Managing Director of Hebridean, has said that he is delighted to have won the contract, and is looking forward to offering an excellent service and maintaining these vital links to the Scottish Island communities of Coll, Colonsay and Tiree from Oban Airport. He is also re-employing the very popular and well respected pilot Julie Angell. Locally based Captain Angell has been the backbone of the operation to date, providing a service that is much appreciated by all her passengers. The flights from Oban include transporting pupils who attend Oban High School to their Island homes at weekends.
Flights are now on sale and can be booked by calling 0845 805 7465 (local rate). A new web-based booking system is currently under construction and will be available shortly. Hebridean Air Services are well placed to operate and maintain these essential air services from Oban, with a wealth of experience in their pilots and staff, and a world renowned sister aircraft engineering company, Cormack Aircraft Services Ltd., who look after all their maintenance needs.
Hebridean have been operating air charter flights throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland since 1995 with three Britten Norman Islander aircraft, and have flown an incredible variety of charters. As well as private and business hire, Hebridean are involved in medical and air ambulance flights, film and TV work, bird and wildlife surveys for SNH and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, telephone engineer contracts to the islands, golf tours and many other varied contracts.