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HIAL Strike Action

Loganair has confirmed that it will be unable to provide flights at airports operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) on Thursday 29 July after air traffic controllers announced a one-day strike.

The industrial action will affect six airports: Inverness, Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Benbecula and Dundee.

Loganair will therefore be canceling all flights on Thursday 29 July to and from the five airports impacted.  Customers booked to travel on this date will have the option to transfer their booking without any change fee or difference in fare to another Loganair flight – on an alternative route if they wish – or to obtain a full refund if they no longer wish to travel.     

All customers on affected flights will receive an e-mail from Loganair today setting out these options and providing the link to manage their booking online via the Loganair website.

Loganair plans to operate larger aircraft on several other services on Wednesday 28 July and Friday 30 July to provide additional seats to help customers re-arrange their travel plans.

Flights to and from Islay, Barra, Tiree and Campbeltown will be unaffected as the Flight Information Service officers who oversee arrivals and departures at these airports are not part of the dispute. 

Loganair’s teams are checking whether it may be possible to provide inter-isles air services within the Orkney Islands on 29 July and will provide a further update on this as soon as possible.

Jonathan Hinkles, CEO, Loganair, said: “We are hugely disappointed by this strike action by the union representing Air Traffic Controllers at HIAL airports, and can only ask for our customers’ understanding that we are unable to avoid the inconvenience that these flight cancellations will inevitably cause to travel plans, hospital appointments and island deliveries of freight and mail.”