Loganair increases Scottish islands flights as rules relax

A Loganair Saab at London City Airport (Image: TransportMedia UK)
A Loganair Saab at London City Airport A Loganair Saab at London City Airport (Image: TransportMedia UK)

Regional airline Lognair (LM/LOG) has said that it is ramping up its schedule of flights to the Scottish Islands as COVID-19 travel rules start to relax.

The rebuilding of the routes will come in three stages on key dates in May & June.

From 3 May

Combined Aberdeen-Kirkwall and Aberdeen-Sumburgh services are de-linked to provide dedicated services to each community. 

Weekday evening services linking Glasgow with Campbeltown, Islay and Stornoway all resume. 

Flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall and Sumburgh resume for the first time in 2021, initially with services on five days each week (daily except Tue/Wed). 

From 24 May

Edinburgh services to Kirkwall and Sumburgh increase to daily. 

Glasgow services to Kirkwall and Sumburgh resume, initially with limited service before building up to daily flights during June. 

Dedicated Glasgow-Benbecula services resume at weekends, which have been shared with Stornoway during the pandemic. 

Edinburgh-Stornoway flights resume, initially on Mondays and Fridays before building up to a daily service during June. 

From 1 June

Inverness-Stornoway services move from one to two flights each weekday, restoring a day return capability in each direction 

Inverness services to Orkney and Shetland resume.

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We know many of our customers have been waiting for our services to either resume or indeed start in some cases. As the UK’s largest regional airline our network provides much needed connections from the islands to mainland Scotland and beyond. We are delighted that travel for both leisure and business will be permitted from Monday 26 April and we look forward to our passengers returning to the skies.” 

Loganair will also start to resume cross-border flights linking Scottish airports with Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Exeter, Newquay, Belfast City and other airports in the coming weeks.

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