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Loganair student fares

LOGANAIR has announced a “revamped fare offer” for students travelling on flights to and from Scottish islands.

The airline says it has designed a more flexible fare for students travelling back and forth to university, offering extra baggage and discounted fares at short notice.

Students and passengers with a Young Scot card can now carry a total of 40kg of baggage as part of their ticket, double the standard 20kg allowance.

Discounted fares will be on offer closer to the date of departure and customers will be allowed to make one amendment to the return part of their itinerary as part of the ticket.

Fares are open to students aged 12-25 enrolled in a full-time, vocational, technical or nursing training course.

Loganair has launched a “student fare and flight finder” portal on its website to assist students searching for different travel options, while fares can be booked via the airline’s call centre.

It was developed with input from Shetland members of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Shetland MSYP Kaylee Mouat said the fare would be “extremely useful” for students studying outwith the islands.

“It was a pleasure to work alongside Loganair to help create the fare, providing insight from young people who regularly fly with the airline,” she said.

“Any support which helps school leavers travel to the mainland to attend university is valuable and this fare will have a lasting impact for students from our island communities.”

Loganair director of revenue and scheduling Roy Bogle said the package was “tailor made to suit the needs of students studying on the Scottish mainland”.

“We’re aware that people at university may need to return home at short notice or arrange travel patterns around exam schedules so we’re allowing maximum flexibility on their bookings,” he said.