21 AUGUST 2017

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AND FINALLY: About Loganair

Loganair will fly the flag for Scotland from next week, adding a new chapter to its history. Here are a few things you may not have known about it.

• It is the UK’s longest-established airline still trading under its original name, having been founded in 1962.

• It is based at Glasgow and employs over 650 people.

• Loganair recommences flights in its own right on 1 September after having operated under franchise agreements with BA and latterly with Flybe over the past 23 years.

• Loganair offers more than 600 flights a week over a network of 36 routes within Scotland and to Manchester, Norwich, Jersey, Dublin and Bergen in Norway.

• Loganair carries almost 800,000 passengers a year and operates a fleet of 30 aircraft, ranging from 50-seat Saab 2000 turboprops to the eight-seat Islander used on the inter-isles services in Orkney, which include the world’s shortest scheduled flight.

• The airline also operates lifeline air services including the Glasgow – Barra link, the world’s only scheduled service to a beach airport.

• The repaint programme for the new livery takes up to eight days per aircraft and involves an intricate process to achieve the layering of the red, white and black paints on the tail rather than using decals.

• Once painted, the design is given a clear-coat layer using the latest technology to ensure the livery stays looking good in all conditions.

(See also “BA joins forces with Loganair” in this issue)

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