Loganair flights to be hit by strike action

"G-LMRA ATR-42-500 Loganair LCY 12.2.20" by Colin Cooke Photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Industrial action by Air Traffic Controllers at Highland and Island Airports (HIAL) will mean that leading regional airliner Loganair (LM/LOG) will not be able to operate flights to some of its airports.

The strike on 29th July will affect flights to Inverness, Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Benbecula and Dundee.

Loganair will be adding extra flights between Kirkwall and Aberdeen on the 29th July and operate larger aircraft where possible on affected routes on the Wednesday before and Friday after the one day strike.

Jonathan Hinkles, CEO, Loganair, said: “We are hugely disappointed by this strike action by the union representing Air Traffic Controllers at HIAL airports, and can only ask for our customers’ understanding that we are unable to avoid the inconvenience that these flight cancellations will inevitably cause to travel plans, hospital appointments and island deliveries of freight and mail.”

Loganair says that customers on affected flights will be emailed with the options available to them.

About Nick Harding 1946 Articles
Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.