Aviation strategy

Closes 21 Jan 2022

Opened 18 Oct 2021


This consultation seeks your views on how to realise our vision for aviation:

"For Scotland to have national and international connectivity that allows us to enjoy all the economic and social benefits of air travel while reducing our environmental impact."

It covers the transition to low and zero emission aviation, Scotland's international connectivity, Scotland's domestic connectivity and air freight.

As the Aviation Strategy will consider both short and long term goals, we will continue to adapt it in response to emerging trends and technological developments.

The Aviation Strategy will not consider the transport infrastructure needed to travel to and from the main Scottish airports as this is being covered in Transport Scotland’s Strategic Projects Review 2.

Why your views matter

Read the discussion document.

This is an opportunity to put forward your ideas for what should be included in the Aviation Strategy. 

We want to hear your suggestions for how the Scottish Government can work with others so that we can enjoy all the economic and social benefits of air travel while reducing our environmental impact.  This includes how to accelerate the transition to low/ zero emission aviation and how to rebuild and grow Sscotland's international connecivity. 

We are also keen to hear your views on how we can best achieve our aim for domestic connectivity, namely to have low/zero-emission air services which meet the needs of communities and help deliver sustainable economic growth.  

Air freight is covered too, and we are interested in your ideas for how air freight can help promote efficient and sustainable freight transport.

Give us your views


  • Business, Industry and Innovation
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Transport