Loganair announced as Official Airline Partner of the Scotland Women’s National Team
Scotland Women’s National Team’s FIFA World Cup dreams has reached new heights as Loganair is confirmed as its Official Airline Partner for next month’s tournament.
The Glasgow based regional airline will fly the 23-strong squad of players as well as backroom staff to the South of France on June 5, ahead of their crunch first game with fierce rivals England at the Stade de Nice four days later.
Travelling onboard a distinct tartan branded Embraer 145 Jet, the airline is proud to partner with Scotland’s women’s team in their first ever World Cup finals campaign.
Loganair First Office Hanna Kerr joined Scotland Head Coach Shelley Kerr and team captain, Rachel Corsie, who plays for Utah Royals, at a launch event at Hampden Park to announce the partnership.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s commercial director said: “We’re hugely excited to support the Scotland Women’s National Team, flying our World Cup superstars to the finals in France.
“It’ll be an immensely proud occasion when the aircraft departs from Edinburgh in a few weeks’ time, and everyone at Team Loganair is backing the squad ahead of their group stage fixtures.
“I’m very much looking forward to following the ladies as they progress through the tournament.”
Getting involved with the women’s game in Scotland was an easy decision for the airline, which has forged a reputation as the industry employer of choice for female pilots, with a roster of around 13% of its total workforce – almost double the UK industry average. Loganair also operates services to six destinations in mainland Europe utilising its fleet of Embraer Jets.
Shelley Kerr, Scotland Women’s Head Coach said: “This is another huge boost for the team’s preparations for the FIFA World Cup.
“We greatly appreciate Loganair’s support in providing this chartered flight to give us a memorable send-off and also aid the team in terms of arriving in France hassle free.
“We are aiming to get out of the group at the World Cup and to do that we’ll need to create the best performance environment possible.
“Having Loganair’s full support will greatly help that aspect, so the players are in the best place possible shape to achieve memorable results.”