Thursday, 8 June 2017

Loganair Ending Franchise Ties

Loganair to end it's franchise partnership with Flybe and will fly under its own name again.

The Scottish based airline will once again fly under its own new branding of a livery of black, white and red tartan.  The airline operates over 1,000 flights a week on 46 routes, connecting airports in Scotland as well as flying to some destinations further away, including London, Manchester, Norwich, Dublin, and the Norwegian city of Bergen.

Loganair is big in Scotland, they have almost 300 flights each week to and from Glasgow, over 100 flights a week at Aberdeen, as well as a vast and impressive operation throughout the Scottish Highlands & Islands including Inverness, Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Benbecula.

One of the airlines most famous and unusual services include landing on the beach at Barra as well as the world’s shortest scheduled flight, linking the Orkney islands of Westray and Papa Westray.  The trip takes just over two minutes.

Loganair has operated under franchise agreements since 1993,  first with British Airways, then Flybe from 2007.  However,  some ties will remain after the chance in September, their codeshare arrangement with British Airways will continue. Loganair operates a fleet of 28 aircraft and employs over 600 people, Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s managing director said:
 “This is a major milestone in our 54-year history. Although Loganair has flown as a franchise carrier for larger airlines over the last 24 years, there is a huge level of recognition of and affinity with the Loganair name, throughout Scotland and beyond.
“We believe the time is right for Scotland’s airline to now spread its wings once again, and are delighted to be introducing a bold new corporate identity to mark our break from the past and herald our arrival on September 1.   
“We will continue to provide the highest standards of safety, punctuality and customer service synonymous with the Loganair name and we remain mindful of our responsibility in operating services on lifeline routes in the Highlands and Islands, with onward connectivity throughout Scotland and beyond.
“We operate more flights in Scotland than every other airline put together – and I am wholly confident that this new chapter for Loganair will be warmly welcomed by both our customers and our dedicated team of professional employees.”