Published on Sunday, April 25, 2021
Loganair has outlined plans to beef up connectivity to, from and within the Scottish islands over the coming weeks.
It follows the First Minister’s recent announcement of changes to Covid-19 travel rules to and from Scotland’s island communities, which will allow non-essential travel to resume in phases.
Loganair announced an increased schedule to re-build connectivity.
From 3 May, the current combined Aberdeen-Kirkwall and Aberdeen-Sumburgh services are de-linked to provide dedicated services to each destination.
Weekday evening services linking Glasgow with Campbeltown, Islay and Stornoway will all resume.
Additionally, flights from Edinburgh to Kirkwall and Sumburgh will resume for the first time in 2021, initially with services on five days each week.
From 24 May, Loganair will iupgrade Edinburgh to Kirkwall and Sumburgh to daily services
Glasgow flights to Kirkwall and Sumburgh then resume, and will gradually increase up to daily flights by June.
From 1 June Inverness services to Orkney and Shetland will also resume
In addition Loganair will progressively re-start services on over 30 cross-border routes linking destinations in Scotland with Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Exeter, Newquay, Belfast City and other points in the coming weeks.
“We know many of our customers have been waiting for our services to either resume or indeed start in some cases. 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,” said Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer.