Loganair

Loganair (www.loganair.co.uk) operates scheduled services to destinations throughout Scotland and Ireland. Beginning as an air tax service, Loganair has grown into a regional commuter airline with an extensive network with destinations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Operating in partnership with Flybe, it is one of the UK's oldest airlines.

About Loganair

Known as 'Scotland's Airline', most Loganair flights are operated on behalf of Flybe. Additional air services are provided for the Scottish Air Ambulance Service and the Royal Mail. Loganair's main hub is Glasgow Airport, with additional focus cities including Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee. The airline has operated under the same name and call sign ("Logan") since its founding, making Loganair the oldest airline still operating in the UK. The airline's fleet includes two DHC-6 Twin Otter, six Dornier 328 and 14 Saab 340 aircraft. Loganair acquired larger Saab 2000 aircraft in 2014, which seat approximately 50 passengers. Air ambulance cover is provided with a dedicated fleet of Britten Norman Islander aircraft.

History

Loganair was founded in 1962 as an air taxi service, with flights between Edinburgh and Dundee. The airline's network expanded to Orkney in 1964 and into Shetland by 1970. Loganair commenced air ambulance services for the Scottish Ambulance Service in 1967. Originally operated by the Logan Construction Company, the airline has changed ownership several times during its history. Loganair was owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland from 1968 to 1983, during which time its network expanded into the Highlands and Scottish Islands from Glasgow and Edinburgh. In 1979, Loganair began flying to Northern Ireland. The airline increasingly focused on business routes during the 1980s, which lead to the purchase of larger aircraft. In 1983, British Midland took control of the airline and its comprehensive network across the UK. Loganair began operating as a British Airways franchise in 1994, a partnership that ended when the airline began its association with Flybe in 2008.

Destinations

As of March 2014, Loganair operates an extensive regional network of 31 destinations in Scotland, England and Ireland. Destinations include Leeds, Manchester, Norwich and London Stansted in England, Donegal and Dublin in Ireland, and Guernsey. Scottish destinations include Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Wick, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Kirwall, Cambeltonw, and several communities in the Western Isles and the Shetland Islands. Loganair also flies between Sumburgh and Bergen, Norway. The airline's network includes beach landings at Barra and the world's shortest scheduled flight, a two-minute trip between Westray and Papa Westray.

Classes of Service

Loganair's aircraft feature one cabin of service. Where time permits and depending on aircraft type, an inflight snack and beverage service is provided on board. On flights lasting over 45 minutes, complementary onboard service is provided on all Loganair flights operated on behalf of Flybe.

Head Office Address

Loganair Limited
St Andrews Drive
Glasgow Airport
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA3 2TG