26 APRIL 2021


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Article from BTNews 26 APRIL 2021

Loganair and the Islands

Scottish airline Loganair has been quick to set out its plans to re-build connectivity to, from and within the Scottish Islands over the coming weeks.  Its move follows the first minister’s announcement of changes to Covid-19 rules on travel which will progressively allow non-essential travel to take place.

Loganair has continually served every island community throughout the pandemic, maintaining passenger scheduled links for essential travel, delivering record volumes of mail and parcels under its long-standing commitments with Royal Mail, flying contracts for oil and gas companies and providing dedicated air ambulance capability for the Scottish Ambulance Service.   

From 3 May the combined Aberdeen – Kirkwall and Aberdeen – Sumburgh routes will be flown as separate services to provide dedicated travel to each community. Weekday evening services linking Glasgow with Campbeltown, Islay and Stornoway all resume and flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall and Sumburgh resume.

Glasgow routes to Kirkwall and Sumburgh resume, initially with limited service before building up to daily flights during June, whilst the dedicated Glasgow – Benbecula services resume at weekends, shared with Stornoway during the pandemic.

Edinburgh – Stornoway flights resume, initially on Mondays and Fridays before building up to a daily service during June.

From 1 June Inverness – Stornoway route will move from one to two flights each weekday, restoring a day return capability in each direction and Inverness services to Orkney and Shetland resume.

Loganair will also progressively be re-starting services on over 30 cross-border routes linking destinations in Scotland with Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Exeter, Newquay, Belfast City and other points in the coming weeks.


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