Loganair wins top industry award
Scotland’s Loganair has been named the Airline of the Year by the European Regional Airline Association.
Collecting the Gold Award at a ceremony in Edinburgh’s International Conference venue, the Scottish airline was recognised by the judges for its impressive achievements over the previous 12 months.
Loganair, with 700 employees, was honoured as an ‘exceptional regional airline which has rebuilt its commercial infrastructure after the end of its franchise’ while implementing ‘a complete rebrand’ undertaken by a ‘young and inspirational CEO.’
It was commended for handling the instant competition from its previous franchise partner across six crucial routes in the Scottish islands and communities it serves ‘in tough and challenging conditions’.
The award was collected by managing director, Jonathan Hinkles, who said: “Receiving an award of this calibre is a tremendous privilege, highlighting everything Loganair has achieved since flying solo last year. Everyone in the team has worked incredibly hard to build a regional airline providing sustainable and reliable services for the communities to which we fly. The foundations that we’ve laid over the last year will serve Loganair well for decades to come, and we’re very much looking forward to playing a leading role in the future of the UK’s regional air services.”
ERA’s director-general Montserrat Barriga said: “Loganair serves its community in remote areas of Scotland in tough and challenging conditions. Despite this, in the past year, the airline has successfully rebranded and begun operating in its own right as a truly independent regional airline. Loganair absolutely deserves this award – huge congratulations.”
ERA is a trade association representing the European aviation industry. Its membership includes 50 airlines and 150 associate and affiliate members who jointly cover the entire spectrum of the aviation sector – airlines, airports, manufacturers and suppliers.
News Source: Insider.co.uk