Orkney MSP Liam McArthur today got Nicola Sturgeon’s agreement to personally press Loganair over their performance. At First Ministers Questions in Holyrood, he asked the FM to speak with the airlines chief executive over the recent safety incidents and the performance of the company. Yesterday a Sumburgh bound plane was diverted to Aberdeen when an engine was shut down in flight. The plane landed safely but passengers and constituents have been contacting Liam and Tavish with concerns over the service.
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said, “Nicola Sturgeon’s answer today was helpful. We need the Scottish Government to press Loganair for improvements to reliability. The Transport Minister knows the issues and he has been sensible and constructive. A phone call from the First Minister to Loganair will only strengthen this case and that has to be helpful.
“As Liam McArthur rightly told Parliament today, this is our lifeline air service and people need to be confident in its reliability.”