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Transport / Loganair offers customers chance to move flight if they want to watch Prince Philip funeral

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LOGANAIR is allowing anyone scheduled to fly on Saturday (17 April) to move their flight to another day if they want to avoid travelling to watch the funeral of Prince Philip.

The funeral is due to take place 3pm and it will be shown on TV.

Regional airline Loganair said that customers booked to travel on Saturday may change their itinerary free of charge by three days either side.

Chief executive Jonathan Hinkles said: “We have historically done this for major national events, and anyone who wishes to watch and pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh should not be faced with a ticket change fee purely for wanting to do so.”

At the moment travel to and from Shetland is restricted to essential reasons, and on Saturday there are only a couple of public flights scheduled at Sumburgh, which travel to Aberdeen and Kirkwall.

Loganair runs flights across the UK and it is now the country’s largest regional airline.

A number of events across the country due to take place on Saturday afternoon have already been rescheduled due to the funeral, such as sporting fixtures.