Posted on: 12 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Loganair has appointed Jonathan Hinkles as its new managing director, replacing Stewart Adams, who left at the end of April.
A former chief operating officer at Loganair, Hinkles is returning to the company after four years at Virgin Atlantic, where he held the position of VP operations and crewing.
Loganair chairman, David Harrison, commented, “We are extremely pleased that Jonathan is re-joining the company. During his previous time here he became well-known and respected by all our stakeholders. His extensive industry experience, expanded by four years at the sharp end of the Virgin Atlantic operation, combined with his deep knowledge of the Loganair operation, means Jonathan is uniquely well-qualified to lead Loganair in the coming years.
“He joins at an important time for the company, as we continue to implement previously announced initiatives to ensure punctuality and customer service are fully returned to the levels our customers have rightly come to expect over many years.”
“I previously spent almost four years with Loganair, and this feels like coming home. It is a fantastic company which has long prided itself on offering a quality, customer-focused service to the Highlands and Islands, as well as many other parts of the UK and beyond,” remarked Hinkles. “I’m familiar with the airline and its markets from my earlier time as chief operating officer. It’s an exciting and challenging time for the business. Loganair has a strong heritage and a loyal customer base and, as managing director, I plan to build on this going forward.”
Hinkles will now oversee a new £15m investment programme which Loganair announced earlier this year.