Posted by: tireecottage | February 16, 2011

Loganair approves Sunday flights to Tiree

Interesting story in today’s paper about how flights to Tiree will resume on Sundays.

Loganair is introducing the first regular Sunday flights to Barra and Tiree this summer.

The airline, which operates its scheduled services under a franchise agreement with Flybe, Europe’s largest regional carrier, will add the new services between July 3 and August 28. Tickets are now available for booking from the Flybe website.

Both services are timed to provide excellent connections via Glasgow to UK regional and London-bound services operated by Flybe and Loganair’s codeshare partner British Airways.

The new service to Tiree will leave Glasgow at 2pm, arriving at 2.50pm, and then departing from Tiree at 3.10pm and landing in Glasgow at 4pm. The flights operate three hours after the timings of the regular weekday and Saturday schedule to allow passengers the opportunity to enjoy a full weekend break at their destination before heading home.

Loganair’s 15-seat Twin Otter aircraft will operate the two round-trip flights between Glasgow and Barra each Sunday. The services will leave Glasgow at 11.45am and 2.55pm and leave Barra at 1.15pm and 4.25pm, although timings may change subject to tides on Traigh Mhor beach.

Transport Minister Keith Brown said: “I welcome the news that Loganair is extending the current flight services to Tiree and Barra. These new summer Sunday services are excellent news.

“The Scottish Government’s lifeline Public Service Obligation routes have provided the foundation that provides these important air services and we are pleased to see Loganair delivering these new Sunday services from within their own resources.”

The new Sunday services are in addition to the Monday to Saturday flights on the Glasgow-Tiree and Glasgow-Barra routes mandated by the Scottish Government under the PSO air service scheme.

Loganair is undertaking the new service at its own commercial risk and will receive no additional subsidy.

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