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Loganair is a Scottish regional airline, serving 29 destinations across the UK, Republic of Ireland and Norway.
Loganair offers travelers a wide route network attracting buinses and leisure. Founded in 1962 in Glasgow, it has flown under franchise agreements with both British Airways and Flybe, but will fly under its own brand from 1st September 2017.
Six of the Scottish routes served by Loganair are supported by external funding. The routes, namely Glasgow to Barra, Campbeltown, Tiree, Stornoway to Benbecula, Dundee to Stansted and the Inter Orkney Isles, are designated Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes.
A PSO, one of only two state aid mechanisms within EU legislation for air services, is imposed on routes which are not commercially viable and are essential to counter the remoteness of the regions.
Loganair has a fleet of 28 aircraft and operates five different types to meet the varied requirements of regional flying within the UK: The Saab 340, Dornier 328 and Saab 2000.
Loganair introduced the 50-seat Saab 2000 aircraft to its fleet in 2014 and it operates on core markets including Shetland/Aberdeen and Stornoway/Glasgow. The aircraft capacity is also best suited to provide frequency, with most islands having a day return schedule.
Loganair's aircraft are available for private passenger and freight charter.
Loganair offers a Spend & Fly availability checker which allows passengers to verify the number of seats available by route and date on Flybe flights.
Loganair also offers in the event of a death in your immediate family, an unexpected critical medical situation, or the need to visit an immediate family member receiving treatment as an in-patient in a mainland hospital or hospice, you may find that you need to arrange urgent air travel at short notice, and thus do not have the time to qualify for an advance purchase discounted fare.
To be eligible for Compassionate Fares and Compassionate Flexibility, Loganair will consider an event of recent bereavement to an Immediate Family member, an Immediate Family member suffering a recent, unexpected critical medical situation, or an Immediate Family member attending a hospital or hospice as an in-patient.
Checked baggage on Loganair is dependent on the fare category that is purchased.
All in passengers can carry up to 30kg in a single bag free of charge and Just fly and Get more passengers can carry up to 20kg in a single bag free of charge.
If you have baggage in excess of your free allowance, it will only be accepted if space is available at a charge of £10. The maximum any 1 bag at 30kgs. Any additional pieces of luggage will be charged at £10.
Charges may vary and will be applied at the prevailing rate when payment is made.
Until August 2017, Loganair operates scheduled services under a Flybe franchise in mainland Scotland and Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles. It also provides services for the night mail flights on behalf of Royal Mail. In addition to its main base at Glasgow, the airline has hubs at Edinburgh Airport, Inverness Airport, Dundee Airport and Aberdeen Airport.
The company holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence. It is permitted to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats.
In June 2005, Loganair was awarded a contract from the Irish Government to operate a daily return service from Knock, County Mayo to Dublin. This public service obligation (PSO) route operated for a period of three years as British Airways, with effect from 22 July 2005. The operation ceased in July 2008, the contract having been lost to Aer Arann. The airline also bought routes from Citiexpress in March 2004. It flew BA's BAe ATPs on them until 28 May 2005, when further Saab 340 aircraft were purchased to replace them.
Until October 2008 Loganair was a British Airways franchisee, operating flights sold through BA using BA flight codes. Loganair's inter-island operations between the Orkney and Shetland Islands carried out using Britten-Norman Islanders was removed from the franchise agreement in 2004.
The flights have since been marketed under Loganair's own name, rather than British Airways'. Loganair became a franchise airline of Flybe, operating in the Flybe colours. Flights are also operated under a codeshare agreement with British Airways connecting flights from Scotland to London.
14th December 2017
Loganair expands summer 18 schedule
The Scottish regional carrier is also introducing the first non-stop flights linking Manchester with the three main Scottish island groups – Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles. This will be Orkney’s first non-stop direct transport link to England.
Weekly services to Stornoway and Sumburgh will join twice-weekly flights from Manchester to Kirkwall in the airline’s first summer of flying under its own brand.
The most remote island community in the UK will also gain a summer air link. Fair Isle, where the airfield is run by the National Trust for Scotland, will receive two flights a week on Mondays and Fridays from Kirkwall between May 25 and October 5, with onward connections to Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Manchester and Norwich via other Loganair services.
New flights will also operate over the summer between Norwich and Inverness – non-stop from June to September every Monday and Friday; from Norwich to the Isle of Man to meet demand over the TT Races; and from Glasgow to Guernsey, where a new Saturday service will be introduced from May 26 to September 15 – Scotland’s only direct link to the second largest of the Channel Islands.
Managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “We’re delighted to be launching a brand new range of services for summer 2018 to cement Loganair’s position as one of the UK’s fastest growing and popular airlines.
“Since we started flying under our own name once again from 1 September – after nearly three decades of services under franchise agreements with other airlines – we’ve seen a tremendous response to Loganair’s strong Scottish identity and the friendly service that we offer, which includes.a free 20kg baggage allowance, free in-flight refreshments and a commitment to no credit or debit card payment surcharges.”
13th December 2017
Loganair set to launch new direct flight to Manchester
Loganair’s Jonathan Hinkles said, while it had been a “challenging” three months since their split from Flybe, the company’s 2018 summer schedule was a “statement of intent”.
Loganair is set to launch Orkney’s first ever non-stop link to England, with a new route from Kirkwall to Manchester set to commence next summer.
Part of the company’s summer 2018 schedule, managing director Jonathan Hinkles described the 90-minute transport link to England as a “historic milestone”, with tickets set to go on sale next Tuesday.
Commencing on June 22, the route will be operated by a 31-seat Dornier 328 aircraft twice per week, on Mondays and Fridays, until September 3.
The company also announced that they will be maintaining Orkney’s direct links to Norway next summer, with weekly non-stop services from Kirkwall to Bergen on Saturdays, set to operate from June 23 to August 18.
Flying to the Gateway to the Fjords will also become easier for Orkney passengers, while services to Fair Isle will operate from May to October.
Managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “It’s always a pleasure to introduce new routes, whether they be year-round or seasonal, and these links are great news for both leisure and business travellers.
“Announcing Orkney’s first direct transport link to England is a historic milestone and something we’re incredibly proud to unveil. We have also extended the operating schedule to Fair Isle as a direct result of successful bookings when it was launched last year and are pleased to support Orkney’s traditional links with Norway by offering our Bergen flights once again.”
“Our first three months as a “flying solo” airline, have been challenging, but they’ve also been exciting, and our summer schedule is a statement of intent for the year ahead. As Scotland’s Airline, Loganair is strengthening its network and adding more seats and more flights than ever before.”
14h September 2017
Loganair joins easyJet connections scheme
LOGANAIR has partnered with easyJet as part of the budget airline's new Worldwide scheme offering travellers global connections. "Worldwide by easyJet" is a global connections service, with Loganair joining Canadian airline WestJet and Norwegian as founder members. It comes less than a fortnight after Loganair's acrimonious from former franchise partner Flybe, which has resulted in it flying solo for the first time in 25 years. Concern has been expressed about the difficulties islanders will have arranging onward travel, with Loganair and Flybe having failed to reach an agreement on through tickets. Flybe passengers can, of course, benefit from connections onto its own network, while Loganair has a new agreement in place with British Airways for onward travel.
7th September 2017
Loganair and British Airways expands codeshare partnership from September 2017
British Airways on 01SEP17 expanded codeshare partnership with Scottish carrier Loganair, covering various routes to/from and within Scottish Highlands and Islands. Full list of codeshare routes as follow.
British Airways operated by Loganair
Edinburgh – Stornoway
Glasgow – Benbecula
Glasgow – Islay
Glasgow – Manchester
Glasgow – Stornoway
Glasgow – Sumburgh
Inverness – Manchester
Inverness – Stornoway
Kirkwall – Aberdeen
Kirkwall – Inverness
Manchester – Norwich
Sumburgh – Aberdeen
Sumburgh – Edinburgh
6th September 2017
Loganair capacity up 50% as airline begins Manchester operations
A 50% boost in frequency has been introduced by Loganair as the Scottish airline starts operating on its own right on the Manchester-Glasgow route.
The Scottish carrier, which has operated Flybe’s services between the two cities for eight years, terminated its franchise agreement with the regional airline last week.
Loganair will now be running up to six flights a day on the route using Saab-340 aircraft in red, black and white livery.
The airline will also be serving Norwich from Manchester on a service that was also previously operated under the Flybe franchise pact.
Flights to Glasgow will operate 28 times a week, while Norwich will see 16 services a week.
Loganair will offer onward connections from Glasgow to the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said: “We’ve been operating this route between Glasgow and the north-west for eight-years so we’re acutely aware of the requirements for an enhanced schedule.
“A lot of passengers might not have been aware of the Loganair brand as we flew under our previous franchise partner’s colours but the quality of service was wholly down to the hard work of our team.
“It’ll be the same aircraft, pilots and crew which will be expanding the number of flights available to passengers.
5th September 2017
Loganair takes on former partner Flybe
Loganair officially marked flying solo again by launching two new services on 1 September.
Self-proclaimed Scotland’s airline, which terminated its franchise agreement with the Flybe last week launched up to six services a day using its Saab 340 fleet on the Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) route.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Commercial Director said: “We’ve been operating this route between Glasgow and the Northwest for eight years so we’re acutely aware of the requirements for an enhanced schedule. A lot of passengers might not have been aware of the Loganair brand as we flew under our previous franchise partner’s colours but the quality of service was wholly down to the hard work of our team. It’ll be the same aircraft, pilots and crew which will be expanding the number of flights available to passengers.” Indeed Flybe will still operate the 312-kilometre pair 21 times weekly according to OAG schedules.
In addition to the 28 times weekly Glasgow service, Loganair will continue to provide flights to Norwich (16 times weekly) from Manchester, which it also previously operated under the Flybe franchise. On the same day, Loganair also began twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) on from Kirkwall (KOI) to Fair Isle (FIE) in Scotland.
23rd March 2017
Loganair announced it was to resume flights to Scotland's remotest island airprot with twice-weekly services to Fair Isle this summer. The 35-minute services from Kirkwall in Orkney in September and October will improve access for bird watchers. The island is currently served only by air and ferry from Shetland. Loganair operated the route from 1972 to 2006.
Loganair annonunces it will take to the air in its own right once again in Autumn 2017 after nearly quarter of a century flying under franchise arrangements with other airlines. In November, Loganair announced that it will operate flights, as Loganair only, from 1 September 2017.
After 24 years of operating under franchise agreements with other airlines, the Glasgow-based company will operate as a distinct brand – introducing a new, definitively Scottish identity to the skies.
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