Loganair is launching summer routes from Manchester to three remote Scottish island

From late June until early September, Mancunians will be able to access direct flights to the
north isles of Orkney and Shetland, and the Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides.

The Orkney route begins of June 22, with flights both ways taking place on Mondays and
Fridays. The launch date of the new service coincides with the world-famous St Magnus
Festival in Orkney – sponsored by Loganair – which celebrates the islands’ rich cultural
heritage through a renowned programme of music concerts, many of which are held in
Kirkwall’s spectacular 12 th century St Magnus Cathedral.

Services to Shetland commence on Saturday June 23 and will run through to September 1.
The first ever non-stop flights from Manchester to Sumburgh will offer excellent access to the rugged scenery of Shetland and the islands’ incredible hospitality and range of scenery.

In a similar move, the first ever non-stop services from Manchester to Stornoway in the
Western Isles will operate from Saturday June 23 to September 1. The 95-minute flight will
bring new levels of convenience to customers flying to the Western Isles, and Loganair is
already looking at means to add a second weekly flight on this unique route during the 2018 holidays.

Connections to all three islands are available on other days of the week via Loganair’s
frequent jet service from Manchester to Inverness which are carefully designed to connect
with its onward services to all three islands at Inverness. With an increasing trend towards
holidaying in the UK as a result of foreign exchange rate changes and security concerns, the airline is expecting a bumper year for domestic tourism and is introducing these new
services to improve customer choice.

Loganair is also adding a new service from Manchester to the Gateway to the Fjords – the
Norwegian city of Bergen – in 2018. The one-stop service will operate on Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year, complementing other airlines’ less frequent
non-stop flights which only operate for part of the year. Flights will have a short stop at
Inverness but will be operated by the same Embraer 145 jet aircraft from Manchester to

Scotland’s Airline also serves Manchester from Glasgow, Inverness and Norwich, with
frequent weekday flights on all three routes. It started flights in its own right, after over twodecades flying under franchise agreements with other airlines, on September 1 2017.

Managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “It’s always a pleasure to introduce new routes,
whether year-round or seasonal. Manchester has become very important for us, and our
new non-stop links from Manchester to the three main island groups to which we fly are an
exciting new development. The flights will provide direct access to the islands and will also
enable island residents to fly to Manchester to access the growing range of onward flights
available as Manchester’s status as an international hub goes from strength to strength.”

Loganair summer services are available to book at www.loganair.co.uk or 0344 800 2855
from December 19 with travel up to and including 26 th October 2018.


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