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Loganair relaunches Kirkwall to Fair Isle flights as part of summer 2024 schedule

The UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair, has increased its flight schedule for summer 2024, releasing 900,000 seats for sale across key regional routes and responding to growing demand from leisure and business travellers. The new schedule includes relaunching Fair Isle links for the first time since March 2019.


Fair Isle is one of the UK's smallest airports and is run by the National Trust for Scotland. Located between Orkney and Shetland, Fair Isle is home to a permanent population of around 60 people and is one of Britain's most remote inhabited islands. The island is famed for its bird watching, but its only tourist accommodation, Fair Isle Bird Observatory, suffered a devastating fire in March 2019, forcing its closure. The internationally-renowned research centre is now set to reopen from 2024, prompting Loganair to reinstate its service next summer.


Commencing from Monday, 20 May, and running until Monday, 2 September, the new link between Fair Isle and Kirkwall will operate twice weekly.

Loganair’s summer 2024 schedule will also see improvements to timings of its Newcastle to Southampton, Edinburgh to Sumburgh and Edinburgh to Exeter services. Specifically welcoming a weekend return service between Newcastle and Southampton. It also sees the larger 72-seat ATR-72 deployed on busier routes.


Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said:

“We’re improving our schedule and increasing frequency across several key markets in order to better serve our customers next summer. The opportunity to reinstate our Fair Isle service is particularly pleasing and demonstrates our support to this island community.

Advance booking is the optimal way to secure the best value deals on our services, so with over 900,000 seats now available next summer, it is the perfect time to plan your trips.”


With flights starting from 31 March 2024, tickets for the Loganair’s summer 2024 timetable are on sale now, with further announcements for the schedule expected in the coming months.

Reservations for Loganair’s newly launched summer 2024 schedule can be made at or via travel agents and travel management companies using all major global distribution systems. All routes include a 15kg luggage allowance, and advance booking is encouraged.