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Loganair scores the top-spot at the Scottish Women in Sport awards

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has been announced as the Headline Partner of the Scottish Women in Sport (SWIS) Awards, as it celebrates progress in creating equal opportunities for women across sport and aviation in 2022.

The award ceremony, taking place at the Radisson Blue in Glasgow on the 18th of November, is set to celebrate the best in women’s sport, recognising players and others within the industry across Scotland for their excellence and skill.

The partnership is an obvious fit for Loganair, as the airline has committed to do more to promote diversity and inclusion, both internally and across the UK, as part of its new ‘Flying for All’ initiative. Creating equal opportunities for women is one of three pillars identified as important to the staff at Loganair within the Flying for All programme. The airline is proud to have one of the highest ratios of female-to-male pilots in UK aviation.

Loganair, which has introduced several employability initiatives designed to encourage women to begin careers in aviation, hopes that through the partnership with SWIS, it can also enable more young women to consider a career in sport.

As the Headline Partner of the awards, Loganair is also sponsoring the Sportswoman of the Year award – the most prestigious accolade of the night. Shortlisted in the category are Shannon Archer, Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir, Louise Christie, and Eve Muirhead.


Lyndsay Kennedy, head of HR at Loganair, said:

“We are proud and honoured to be Headline Partner of the Scottish Women in the Sports awards ceremony, celebrating a fantastic year for women in sport.

Creating equal opportunities for women is an issue close to our hearts. We have been working hard to increase the representation of women in aviation, with a particular focus on our flight decks, as we know we have a long way to go. We're delighted to be partnering with Scottish Women in Sport, so we can further highlight the importance of the need for continual improvement in aviation and sport on this issue.

Congratulations to all the nominees for their already fantastic achievements. We wish the best of luck to everyone on the night.”


Maureen McGonigle, Founder of Scottish Women in Sport, said:

“Our many thanks to Loganair for joining us as the Headline Partner on the most glamorous evening in the women's sporting calendar.

Our partnership with Loganair reflects the broader community in Scotland we both serve and a shared passion for encouraging and supporting more inclusion and diversity within our relative sectors.

With a record number of nominations received from all areas in Scotland this year and the fantastic success of our elite female athletes on the International stage, we have taken the unprecedented step of naming five finalists in the Loganair Sportswomen of the Year category.”