British Airways has signed a new codeshare
agreement with Scottish airline Loganair.
The agreement, which
comes into effect on 1 September when Loganair begins operating as
an independent airline, will enable customers from the Highlands
and Islands to book directly onto services on British Airways’
global network at London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and City Airports,
serving more than 200 destinations.
Loganair customers will be able to connect onto
British Airways domestic services at Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow
and Aberdeen, flying on a “through ticket”, with the facility 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.
The new Loganair services to and from Manchester
will also be included in the codeshare partnership, enabling
customers to take advantage of new connections from points
including Glasgow, Inverness and Norwich onto the growing family
of British Airways services at the north-west hub.
Under the agreement, British Airways is
operating a codeshare with Loganair for the first time as an
independent airline, although the two companies have had a
business relationship that has stretched back over a quarter of a
The airlines operated as franchise partners
between 1994 and 2008 and have operated a codeshare agreement
under the Loganair/Flybe franchise.
Rishi Kapoor, British Airways’ Head of
Alliances, said “We are delighted to be strengthening our business
relationship with Loganair with an agreement that will benefit the
customers of both airlines. We believe the new codeshare agreement will
bring enormous benefits to the Highlands and Islands,
significantly boosting the region’s economy by extending the
global reach of the area’s businesses and communities through
British Airways’ world-wide network with flights serving more than
200 destinations from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports. Additionally, it will boost the region’s
inbound tourism sector by making it even easier for visitors from
all over the world to travel to some of the most remote and
beautiful parts of Scotland.”
Loganair’s Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles
said, “This agreement will offer new travel options to
customers connecting via Inverness and Manchester, together with
excellent connections between British Airways’ global network and
Loganair’s extensive services in the Highlands and Islands.”