Date lodged: 23 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the £45.9 million funding for Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) for 2019-20 in its draft Budget, and what accounts for the increase from the £36.5 million allocated in 2018-19.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 1 February 2019
The £45.9 million funding for HIAL for 2019-20 is broken down as £20.3 million for revenue, £16.1 million for capital and £9.5 million for depreciation. HIAL’s budget allocation for capital has significantly increased compared to the £8.4 million budget in 2018-19. This increase is so that HIAL can continue to maintain its infrastructure in order to facilitate the operation of the essential air services in the Highlands and Islands that support our remote communities.