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Scottish airline Loganair (LM/LOG) has been awarded Airline of the Year by ERA, The European Regional Airline association.
The airline received the award after the judges recognised the impressive achievements the airline has made since breaking away from being a franchise partner of Flybe.
The association said that Lognair was an ‘exceptional regional airline which has rebuilt its commercial infrastructure after the end of its franchise’ while implementing a complete rebrand undertaken by a ‘young and inspirational CEO’ and was commended for its ‘handling with success of the instant competition from its previous franchise partner’ across six crucial routes in the Scottish islands, communities it serves ‘in tough and challenging conditions’
Loganair Managing director, Jonathan Hinkles, said: “Receiving an award of this calibre is a tremendous privilege, highlighting everything Loganair has achieved since flying solo last year.
“Everyone in the team has worked incredibly hard to build a regional airline providing sustainable and reliable services for the communities to which we fly. The foundations that we’ve laid over the last year will serve Loganair well for decades to come, and we’re very much looking forward to playing a leading role in the future of the UK’s regional air services.”
ERA’s Director General Montserrat Barriga commented: “Loganair serves its community in remote areas of Scotland in tough and challenging conditions. Despite this, in the past year, the airline has successfully rebranded and begun operating in its own right as a truly independent regional airline. Loganair absolutely deserves this award – huge congratulations.”
ERA is a trade association representing the European aviation industry. Its membership includes 50 airlines and 150 associate and affiliate members who jointly cover the entire spectrum of the aviation sector – airlines, airports, manufacturers and suppliers