Scottish regional airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has been forced to cancel some flights to Kirkwall airport on Friday 5th July and change the flight times on Saturday 6th July as the airport is closing early due to unforeseen staffing problems.
As a result, the airline has been forced to make changes that will affect flights to and from Kirkwall from airports including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bergen.
Loganair Kirkwall Changes
Friday 5 July
Flight LM 399 from Edinburgh to Kirkwall is cancelled.
Flight LM 394 from Kirkwall to Edinburgh is cancelled.
Flight LM 139 from Inverness to Sumburgh via Kirkwall will route directly from Inverness to Sumburgh and will not stop at Kirkwall.
Flight LM 038 from Aberdeen to Kirkwall will now depart at 16:00 hrs arriving at 16:50 hrs, 2h35 later than originally scheduled.
Flights LM 707 and LM 708 between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay are also cancelled.
Saturday 6 July
Flight LM 433 from Kirkwall to Glasgow will now depart at 12:00 hours arriving Glasgow at 13:10 hrs, 2h00 later than originally scheduled
Flight LM 435 from Kirkwall to Glasgow will now depart at 14:00 hrs arriving Glasgow at 15:10 hrs, 1h45 earlier than originally scheduled
Flight LM 277 from Kirkwall to Bergen will now depart at 10:00 hrs arriving Bergen at 12:20 hrs, 1h50 earlier than originally scheduled
Flight LM 278 from Bergen to Kirkwall will now depart at 13:00 hrs arriving Kirkwall at 13:20 hrs, 1h50 earlier than originally scheduled
In a statement, the airline said: “We sincerely regret the inconvenience that this will cause to our customers. Although we’ve worked hard to come up with alternative contingency plans by re-routing aircraft and crews to minimise disruption, some flight cancellations have proven to be unavoidable”
The airline says that if you are booked to travel on a flight which is now cancelled or re-routed, you will be notified of the changes by text and e-mail. You can rebook to travel on any Loganair service to their destination or a nearby alternative (such as Glasgow instead of Edinburgh) either via the “Manage my Booking” capability at www.loganair.co.uk or by calling our Customer Contact Centre on 0333 800 2855.