Loganair announces additional Shetland flights from Glasgow Airport during October school break
10 August 2012
Loganair has added extra flights from Glasgow Airport to Shetland during the busy school holidays in October.
The Flybe franchise partner will introduce a total of six additional flights on the service between Scotland biggest city and the Shetland Islands during the two-week school holiday period, following an increase in advance bookings for Loganair, which celebrates 50 years in operation in 2012.
Schools on the Shetland Islands break for two weeks from Friday, October 12, and many islanders use this time to head off on an extended holiday via Glasgow Airport.
There is also a large influx of visitors to the islands during October, with tourists visiting the popular annual Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival (October 11-15) and Wool Week celebrations (October 8-14).
Commenting on the move, Loganair’s chief operating officer Phil Preston said: “We are delighted with the early bookings in and out of Shetland – demand around school holidays and the festival have exceeded our expectations.
“With flights on several dates throughout October nearly fully booked and more people still wanting to travel, we have responded to this demand by adding ten extra flights.”
Additional flights between Glasgow and Shetland will operate on Saturday October 13, and Monday October 15. Flights between Glasgow and Shetland have also been added on Saturday, October 27.
Andy Steven, from Promote Shetland, said "It’s excellent to see Loganair is extending its services between Shetland and Scotland’s major cities during October.
“Shetland has never been so well connected to the Scottish mainland, and by further enhancing the service the airline offers, Loganair is displaying the ability to proactively react to demand through good knowledge of the destinations it serves.
“I hope these extra flights will encourage even more visitors to come and explore our stunning islands for themselves."
For bookings and information on flights between Glasgow and Shetland visit www.loganair.co.uk.