15 JANUARY 2018

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Article from BTNews 15 JANUARY 2018

Flybe succumbs to Loganair

Loganair is to honour all forward bookings on Flybe routes between Shetland, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.   The Exeter-based airline has withdrawn its services.

Flybe is contacting its customers directly and it will coordinate the re-booking of those who wish to travel with Loganair onto its nearest equivalent flights.   This will be harmonised by Flybe as Loganair has no access to Flybe’s systems.

Commenting on the withdrawal, Loganair’s managing director Jonathan Hinkles said:

“Since competition was first announced on these routes we have consistently maintained that there was only room in the market for one airline.  The support from the Shetland community for Loganair has been simply tremendous, and the community has resoundingly chosen to support Scotland’s Airline ahead of our competitor.  It’s now up to us to ensure that we re-double our efforts to reward this trust placed in Loganair by providing the best range of reliable and affordable air services that we possibly can.”

In a statement the airline said: “We recognise that there will inevitably be questions about future service and fares to Shetland.   The airline remains wholly committed to serving Shetland and is now working on plans to ensure that it can reasonably meet demand whilst at the same time ensuring that fares remain affordable”.

www.loganair.co.uk

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