After 25 years of owning the UK’s largest regional airline, Scottish brothers Stephen and Peter Bond are due to sell the well-loved Loganair. The search for new ownership to take over operations has commenced.
Loganair to be Sold to New Owners
An airline is a precious thing not only to a company but also to its customers; we can see this in how the closing of Doncaster’s beloved airport led to protests and online campaigns led by the local people who relied on the airport, as well as those who were employed there.
However, the selling of Loganair doesn’t equal closure in this case. Instead, there’s an air of hope and prosperity surrounding its new ownership. It is reported that the airline’s Chief Executive (Johnathon Hinkles) confirmed that Loganair is still profitable (if not, more than they predicted post-COVID) as passenger numbers are 50% ahead of their pre-pandemic levels.
The air carrier currently employs over 900 people, serves 33 airports within the UK (more than any other airline) and operates up to 1000 flights per week.
Looking to the Future: Loganair Announce Increase in Flight Frequency For Next Summer
The news of Loganair’s search for new ownership arrives at a similar time as news of its plans for next summer. 2023 will be seeing an increase in flights issued by Loganair, primarily on its Edinburgh and Glasgow routes.
The routes that are set to see an increase in flight frequency are the following:
Routes to Southampton proved to be a popular flight path, and this didn’t go unnoticed by the airline. The additional flights to these routes aim to increase the ‘interconnectivity’ between the cities, offering travellers more opportunities to explore all the UK has to offer. The Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, Luke Lovegood, had this to say about their plans to increase their flight frequency:
“Loganair has experienced its busiest summer ever this year, carrying a record number of customers across the UK and Europe and we expect Summer 2023 to be no different. We take great pride in facilitating growth in interconnectivity across the UK and by increasing our frequency on some of our key routes, we can better serve our customers.”
It is safe to say that although the company will be saying goodbye to its longtime owners, Loganair won’t be losing its spirit or its customers anytime soon.
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