Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Loganair halts the launch of Aberdeen - East Midlands service.

The troubled UK regional airline Loganair has halted the launch of its new route between Aberdeen and East Midlands that was scheduled for 24th February. 

Loganair, owed by Airline Investments Limited, that also owned FlyBMI before its bankruptcy said in a statement: "During the first few weeks of 2020, the difficult economic circumstances that arose last autumn simply haven't improved. Forward bookings for the Aberdeen to East Midlands route have been well below expectations, and we've therefore reluctantly taken the decision to defer the launch of the route until further notice."

Loganair made losses of nearly £9million in 2018 and is currently late with its account filings for last year, although it is understood those losses have continued to mount, including compensation to passengers over late and cancelled flights. 

It is very unlikely the airline will start the route, saying it  "It's very rare that we would take such a step, yet the market conditions simply aren't going to support this brand new route."

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