Frequently Asked Questions - Will there be more direct flights into an independent Scotland?
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More long haul flights operate into independent countries, for example into Denmark and Ireland which are similar in size to Scotland.
The government of an independent Scotland will be able to develop an aviation policy that suits the people of Scotland. This could include the develop of new routes to strategically important markets, such as Asia, boosting tourism by encouraging the use of direct flights to Scottish airports, and working at the top table in the European Union – as an independent member state – to develop more efficient and co-operative international regulation.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.