Loganair provides Shetland lifeline during ferry downtime

Loganair will add 56 flights between Aberdeen and Sumburgh during February and March, following the news that the North Isles shipping services are to be curtailed during the ferries’ annual overhaul programme.

The Flybe franchise carrier will add a fifth service from Sumburgh to Aberdeen on weekdays (except Wednesdays) between 13 February and 30 March. This covers the full period when Shetland’s passenger ferry service will be cut from a daily sailing to only three trips per week, including the long school holiday weekend in late February and the run-up to the Easter holidays in early April.

The extra 56 flights will increase capacity on the Sumburgh-Aberdeen route by 1,848 seats over the six week period. The airline has pledged to offer as many low-fare seats as possible on the extra services. It will ensure that competitively-priced seats remain available at between £36.65 and £64.94 one-way from Sumburgh to Aberdeen, with seats within this price range guaranteed to be available right up to the day of departure unless the flight is already full.

Northbound flights from Aberdeen to Sumburgh will be similarly priced plus the £12 Air Passenger Duty Government tax which is levied on flights departing Aberdeen.

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