THE UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair, has increased its flight schedule for summer 2024, releasing 900,000 seats for sale across key regional routes.
The new schedule includes relaunching Fair Isle links for the first time since March 2019.
Commencing from Monday 20 May and running until Monday 2 September, the new link between Fair Isle and Kirkwall will operate twice weekly.
Fair Isle is one of the UK’s smallest airports and is run by the National Trust for Scotland. Located between Orkney and Shetland, Fair Isle is home to a permanent population of around 60 people and is one of Britain’s most remote inhabited islands.
Loganair’s summer 2024 schedule will also see improvements to timings of its Newcastle to Southampton, Edinburgh to Sumburgh and Edinburgh to Exeter services, specifically welcoming a weekend return service between Newcastle and Southampton.
It also sees the larger 72-seat ATR-72 deployed on busier routes.
Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “We’re improving our schedule and increasing frequency across several key markets, in order to better serve our customers next summer.
“The opportunity to reinstate our Fair Isle service is particularly pleasing and demonstrates our support to this island community.
“Advance booking is the optimal way to secure the best value deals on our services so with over 900,000 seats now available next summer, it is the perfect time to plan your trips.”
With flights starting from 31 March 2024, tickets for the Loganair’s summer 2024 timetable are on sale now, with further announcements for the schedule expected in the coming months.