Scotland’s Airline Loganair has announced that it will operate flights in its own right from September 1, 2017.
After 24 years of operating under franchise agreements with other airlines, the Glasgow-based company will once again market its services and fly under its own name – introducing a new, definitively Scottish identity to the skies.
Loganair will provide over 1,000 flights each week across 46 routes, offering unrivalled connectivity for Scotland and with operations stretching as far afield as London, Norwich, Manchester, Dublin, and Bergen in Norway. It has almost 300 flights each week to and from Glasgow, and is the largest operator at key airports throughout the Highlands & Islands including Inverness, Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Stornoway.
The extensive Loganair network also includes the world-famous “times subject to tide” operations to the beach airport at Barra and the world’s shortest scheduled flight, linking the Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray with daily flights taking only two minutes.
Scotland’s Airline has operated its services under franchise agreements with British Airways, from 1993 to 2007, and lately with Flybe from 2007. The current franchise arrangement with Flybe will conclude on August 31, 2017, although the two parties are continuing to discuss potential opportunities to work together in future.
Loganair’s long-standing and successful codeshare arrangement with British Airways will also continue, enabling customers to make a single booking for a journey from points throughout the Highlands and Islands to London and onwards to British Airways’ worldwide network.
Employing over 600 people, Loganair operates a fleet of 28 aircraft and alongside its scheduled services, undertakes an extensive range of contract services for Royal Mail and oil and gas companies. These will also carry the resurgent Loganair – Scotland’s Airline identity. After a number of recent successful contract awards, the airline is actively pursuing its ambitions to widen both its contract and scheduled service operations in future.
The transition will take place on September 1, 2017. Loganair will establish its own reservations system by March 2017 for flights on and after that date via its website at http://www.loganair.co.uk and will continue to take bookings via key travel agents and partner airlines in future.
Image: Loganair. Loganair will also introduce a new livery with the change.