From the 1st September – LoganAir will conclude its franchise agreement with FlyBe. Instead the Scottish airline will flying under its own colours.
Yesterday – after some delay – the airline signed a code-share agreement with British Airways.
LoganAir Saab 340B – Image, LoganAir/British Airways
The codeshare between British Airways and Loganair will all customers from the Scottish Highlands and Islands to book directly onto services on British Airways’ global network at London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and City Airports.
Some key points:
- Logainair customers will be able to connect to British Airways domestic services at Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Those on a through ticket (ticket with BA codes) will be able to check in hold baggage at their departure airport straight through to their destination.
- Loganair flights between the Highlands and Islands airports and Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness under the new codeshare agreement will be eligible under the Scottish Governments Air Discount Scheme.
- Loganair services to and from Manchester will also be included in the codeshare parthership – allowing passengers to connect to Glasgow, Inverness and Norwich
Note, that whilst you will be able to earn Avios on Loganair flights, you will not be able redeem them.
British Airways has had some history with Loganair – who operated as a British Airways franchisee between 1994 and 2008. Even when the airline signed a franchise agreement with Flybe – a BA codeshare was still in play.
For Loganair, it’s a welcome sign as the airline flies under its own flag for the first time in some years – who can look forward to maintaining feed and allowing to its passengers to connect with ease, whilst allowing those who want to explore the Scottish Highlands and Islands the ease of doing so.
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