Date lodged: 1 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how much it would cost to introduce the public sector obligation on the Benbecula-Glasgow air service.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 9 November 2017
This would only be considered if the current commercial service ceased to operate and no alternative operator chose to operate the route on a commercial basis. The cost of a PSO on the Benbecula to Glasgow air route would be dependent on the specification of the service in terms of elements such as frequency, capacity and fare level and would be subject to an open tender exercise so as to ensure that best value was achieved.