Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Loganair and Qatar agree interline deal

The Scottish regional airline Loganair has signed a new partnership agreement with Doha based Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar.

The new interline agreement allows passengers in the Loganair Highlands and Islands network to book one ticket, online or via their travel agent, to multi-long haul destinations when connecting through Edinburgh Airport thus saving both time and money (saving £78 on the APD tax). Also as the interline deal offers added protection for travellers should their connecting flights be disrupted.

Now Loganair passengers can connect easily to Qatar Airways vast hub-and-spoke network, linking over 150 international destinations on all continents from its base at Hamad International Airport, on a fleet of some of the most modern state of the art aircraft currently crossing the skies. 

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s commercial director said, "We are pleased that Qatar Airways has chosen to work with Loganair. This is an exciting deal with one of the biggest names in international air travel."

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said: “As our only gateway to the beautiful country of Scotland, Edinburgh is a significant part of the Qatar Airways UK network.  "We are delighted to partner with Loganair to provide greater ease and peace of mind to passengers travelling through Edinburgh Airport on to long-haul destinations.”

Customers can now connect from Loganair’s extensive network to Qatar Airways flights in Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin, and travel seamlessly to a wide range of worldwide destinations, including Sydney, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Hong-Kong, Colombo and Bali.

Single ticket booking for ongoing flights with more than one carrier offers multiple benefits including through check-in, protected connections in the event of delays and, importantly, the APD saving on flights from the Highlands and Islands which can be as much as £78 per person if connecting onwards to long-haul destinations.

Earlier this month the airline signed a similar interline deal with fellow gulf carrier, Dubai based Emirates Airlines. That deal enables customers from Scotland’s Highlands and Islands to travel via Glasgow and Edinburgh with their luggage on one ticket to Emirates network of 155 destinations in more than 80 countries around the world.

(Images Loganair)