Loganair has made this announcement:
Loganair is proudly showing its support for the LGBTQIA+ community with the official unveiling of the UK airline industry’s first-ever Pride Jet.
Wrapped in the classic Pride colors, the Embraer 145 will fly across Loganair’s route network from today, visibly underscoring the airline’s commitment to creating an inclusive, safe and secure working environment for all its employees.
The 49-seat Embraer Regional Jet was kept under wraps in Loganair’s Glasgowhangar before its first flight in the new colours – sporting the airline’s iconic Tartan Tail alongside the rainbow flag.
The Pride Jet unveiled today is part of Loganair’s LGBTQIA+ campaign and will be flying throughout its network – including to a number of communities where Pride events have only taken place for the very first time in the last couple of years, in contrast to the long-established nature of such events elsewhere in the UK.
Loganair is committed to creating a safe and secure working environment in which all staff, including those from minority backgrounds, can thrive and excel. In a recent company-wide survey in which over three-quarters of Loganair employees took part, a record 82% of respondents said that people from all backgrounds can succeed at Loganair.
The airline will also be sponsoring this year’s Northern Pride in Newcastle (22-23 July), where this year Loganair has based a second aircraft and expects to carry a record number of customers across its network of routes within the UK and to Norway from its home base in the North East.
Loganair is Northern Pride’s official airline partner and is supporting their health and wellbeing zones with volunteer staff, which have become one of the festival’s main attractions. Thanks to Loganair’s sponsorship, these health and wellbeing zones will be spread across both days of the festival for the first time this year.
The airline has, to date, invested more than £300,000 in rolling out its Flying’s for All Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training course, which will reach every single member of staff, regardless of their role over the coming year.