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Highland Airways enters into receivership (bankruptcy)

Copyright Photo: Fred Seggie. Jetstream 31 (3102) G-UIST (msn 750) is pictured at Glasgow on August 10, 2008. The fleet adopted this attractive Atlantic Airlines (now West Atlantic) color scheme in 2003 when the owners of Atlantic Holdings acquired Highland Airways. However in March 2007 Highland Airways underwent a management buyout from Atlantic Holdings led by A. Mossman but retained the livery until the end.

Highland Airways (UK) (Inverness) went into receivership (bankruptcy protection) today (March 25) and has suspended all operations.

The airline was established and started operations in 1991 as Air Alba, operating for four years as a flying school. The company was renamed Highland Airways in February 1997 and expanded into scheduled operations. It was operating eight BAe Jetstream 31s, two Jetstream 41s and a single Britten-Norman Islander.

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