Loganair to take over 2 Flybe routes

Alongside fifth anniversary celebrations of its franchise agreement with Flybe, Loganair has announced it will take over two routes from its partner at the end of March 2014, namely those from Edinburgh to Norwich and Cardiff.

Flybe customers already booked on these flights will be automatically re-accommodated on the relevant Loganair service. Loganair currently flies 25 routes under the Flybe brand from 11 airports exclusively served by the Scottish airline.

Since the start of the agreement, a total of 2,567,110 passengers have flown 710,813,590 passenger kilometres (441,679,086 passenger miles) on 139,147 flights operated by Loganair under the Flybe brand, with more than 6% of these passengers connecting on flights between Loganair and Flybe’s regional network.

Phil Preston, chief operating officer at Loganair, remarked, “It is great to be able to celebrate five successful years in partnership with Flybe. We are delighted to be part of an extensive regional network which links the communities of our home markets within the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with key Flybe destinations throughout the UK and Europe.”

Flybe’s chief commercial officer, Paul Simmons added, “The fifth anniversary of our landmark franchise agreement with Loganair marks an important milestone with the Flybe brand that is now a familiar sight all the way from the Shetland Islands in the north, to Malaga in the south. We recognise the crucial role that Loganair plays in providing critical intra-regional travel and the successful partnership we have established has allowed both airlines to offer an even greater range of attractive destinations to and from Scotland.”

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