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Remote communities supported through charity partnership

With 16,700 children in Scotland currently living with a life shortening condition, Loganair has renewed its charity partnership with Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) to ensure essential connectivity for families in the most remote areas of the country.


Throughout the past 12 months, CHAS has directly supported 419 babies, children and young people, and thousands of family members, with its hospital teams supporting hundreds more. Among those were families in some of Scotland’s most remote communities who have been reached thanks to the charity’s initial yearlong partnership with Loganair.

However, CHAS has an ambition to reach more families, providing support with increasing medical and social complexity, and ensuring that no one faces the death of their child alone.


As the largest operator at Aberdeen Airport, Loganair provides a lifeline resource for the Scottish Islands community, operating services from islands such as Stornoway, Shetland, Orkney, Barra and Tiree. Through its partnership with CHAS, the airline has provided children and staff nurses with flights for CHAS at Home services, offering specialist care and vital respite to families across the country within their own homes.

Loganair has also been fundraising and volunteering for CHAS and gifted several children and their families with an Easter experience flight at Glasgow Airport.


Looking to the second year of the partnership, Loganair and CHAS are working together to identify families across the country who may need their support and will be facilitating essential connectivity through flights across the airline’s network. Loganair is also planning to continue fundraising and volunteering efforts, and the team are currently organising a special Santa flight for the children and their families this Christmas.


Nicky Bridges, Associate Director for Outreach Services at CHAS, said:

“We are delighted that Loganair has extended the partnership with CHAS. The work Loganair has done with us to date has been immense. The Easter flight enabled children who have never flown before to have this experience and create wonderful memories with their families. We are all really excited to see how the partnership enables us to reach even more families over the next year.”


Luke Lovegrove, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer, said:

“As the country’s only palliative care provider for children, it is imperative that CHAS can reach those in need and we’re extremely proud to renew our partnership and assist the charity as it expands its reach.

During the first year of our partnership we have learned more about the incredible work and support that CHAS provides and we have been truly humbled. Supplying means of travel is a small part that we can play in assisting the charity with its ambitions and we look forward to helping many more families throughout the coming months.”