Posted on: 17 November 2014 by Mark Howells
During the Christmas and New Year period, Flybe’s franchise partner Loganair will add extra flights and increase capacity on certain routes.
“We recognise that Christmas is one of the most important travel periods of the year for our customers, and it's crucial that passengers and their families can find flights to suit their travel plans during this time,” explained Loganair's chief operating officer Phil Preston. “We're pleased to see strong advance bookings and have taken action to both add and upgrade flights to provide additional seat capacity on peak travel days during the Christmas and New Year period."
Using larger Saab 2000 aircraft (pictured) will mean carrying 50 passengers rather than the traditional 34, resulting in the availability of an extra 1,400 seats on Loganair services between Saturday 20 December and Sunday 4 January next year.
Passengers travelling to and from Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles north of Scotland will have access to an additional 16 flights during this time, with four extra rotations to Glasgow and two each to both Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Eight additional flights have been added between Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands and Glasgow and a further two services have been added on the Kirkwall to Edinburgh route. Four flights between Aberdeen and Edinburgh will be operated using the larger 50-seat aircraft.
An extra 200 seats will be made available to passengers travelling to and from the Western Isles with the introduction of the Saab 2000 on 12 flights linking both Stornoway and Benbecula to Glasgow. Additional services will also be introduced on the Edinburgh to Norwich route on Sunday 28 December.