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Cracking Easter treat for CHAS kids and families

The Easter bunny made a special early visit to Aberdeen Airport as Loganair took children with life-shortening illnesses on a unique scenic air tour around Scotland’s highlands and islands.

The bespoke Easter flight was provided by Loganair as part of its charity partnership with Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).


Before they hopped on board, the Easter bunny surprised children with chocolates and gifts from Loganair and also led an egg hunt at the boarding gate. The trip then departed from Aberdeen Airport, where the children were accompanied by their families and the Easter Bunny.

CHAS is a palliative care charity which strives to reach and support children and their families across Scotland who are living with life-shortening conditions, offering much-needed respite and continual care. It is the mission of CHAS to ensure that no one faces the death of their child alone and that no family feels forgotten.


As the largest operator at Aberdeen Airport, Loganair provides a lifeline resource for the Scottish islands community, operating services to and from islands such as Stornoway, Shetland, Orkney, Barra and Tiree. Through its partnership with CHAS, established in 2021, 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.


Amanda Flood attended the flight with her son Peter, aged four. The family live in Aberdeen with Peter’s dad Graham.


Amanda said:

“This was the first time Peter had been on an aeroplane, and he absolutely loved it - he giggled while taking off and enjoyed looking out the window during the flight, waving to his daddy as we flew over Lossiemouth!

Peter also was able to meet the Easter Bunny and shared a moment sitting on the floor together, looking through a book.  It was a fantastic opportunity and an amazing experience for us. We would like to give a huge thank you to Loganair, CHAS and everyone who made this possible - a very special memory.”


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

“It was a privilege to spread some spring cheer at Aberdeen Airport and to help make Easter extra special for the children and families of CHAS this year.

Witnessing the impact the charity has on families across Scotland is remarkable and humbling, and we look forward to continuing to support CHAS through our partnership.”


Lara MacDonald, Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive at CHAS, said:

“The work Loganair has done with us since the start of our partnership in 2021 has been incredible, and we are so grateful for their continued support. This is the second time the airline has arranged this Easter flight to enable children supported by CHAS who have never flown before to have this experience and create wonderful memories with their families.

We are all really excited to continue this special partnership with Loganair and hope that together we can reach even more families over the next year.”


If you would like to support CHAS to help them reach more children with life-shortening conditions, please consider donating at Thank you.