Tavish Scott, along with Orkney MSP, Liam McArthur, and Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, have called on Loganair to make sure passengers are kept in the loop on the operation of lifeline islands services as they met representatives from the company, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Shetland Islands Council at Islesburgh Community Centre last week.
In a joint statement after the meeting, they said:
“The Northern Isles depend on Loganair for safe and reliable air services to Aberdeen and further afield. Too many flights have been late or cancelled. That means real disruption for passengers. Today Loganair recognised they must do better and invest in engineering that gets planes back flying as soon as possible.
“The CAA confirmed that Loganair operate a safe airline and they are helping with the reliability problems that all passengers have experienced. As part of making the service better, Loganair have to improve their communication to passengers especially when there are significant delays. If we are told what is going on and how problems are being fixed then delays are easier to live with.”