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Passenger numbers at Scottish regional airports have neared pre-Covid pandemic levels, according to Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd (Hial).

Its latest figures show that between April and June, 425,222 people used Hial's airports compared to 385,196 for the same period in 2022/23.

The state-owned company said the numbers represented 87.3% of the level its sites recorded in 2019/20.

Inverness saw the biggest increase - up by 17.6% to 240,631 passengers.

Among Hial's other 10 airports, significant rises in passengers were also seen at Campbeltown, Islay and Tiree.

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