Business Briefs - 19th March

Charter flights from Switzerland’s largest city to Inverness are set to make a return.

Swiss-based Falcon Travel is to operate weekly charter flights from Zurich from May.

A 100-seater Fokker 100 aircraft will operate into Inverness until August. The service will also return in 2016 and 2017.

It marks a return to Inverness by Falcon, which previously operated flights between the two cities.

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (Hial) said the new service could lead to a tourism boost worth almost £1m for the local economy.

A major shareholder in Scotgold, the business looking to develop Scotland’s first commercial gold mine near Tyndrum, has been named as its chairman.

Scottish-born Nat le Roux, who owns over 40 per cent of the company, will take up the post left vacant when Sandy Littlejohn resigned in a shock announcement in December.

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