The airline carries a diverse mix of customers across its route network from business to leisure to visiting friends and family. It also provides exceptional connectivity beyond the United Kingdom through its hubs at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester via its code share partners.
The fleet mix and type is required to deal with the challenging airfield environments i.e. short runways, Barra beach, and equally with the challenging weather conditions within Scotland. For example, the Saab 340 has an exceptionally good cross wind performance record over other aircraft types.
The aircraft capacity is also best suited to provide frequency, with most islands having a day return schedule.
Six of the Scottish routes served by Loganair are supported by external funding. The routes, namely Glasgow to Barra, Campbeltown, Tiree, Stornoway to Benbecula, Dundee to Stansted and the Inter Orkney Isles, are designated Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes. A PSO, one of only two state aid mechanisms within EU legislation for air services, is imposed on routes which are not commercially viable and are essential to counter the remoteness of the regions.
Founded in 1962 in Glasgow, it has flown under franchise agreements with both British Airways and Flybe, but now flies under its own brand, which started on 1st September 2017.
Loganair has a fleet of 29 aircraft and operates five different types to meet the varied requirements of regional flying within the UK. The Saab 340, Dornier 328 and Saab 2000.
Loganair introduced the 50-seat Saab 2000 aircraft to its fleet in 2014.