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Sumburgh airport on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Ronnie Robertson

LOGANAIR customers stranded in Aberdeen were in for a bit of a treat this afternoon after last night’s service couldn’t land in Sumburgh due to the weather and today’s earlier flights went ‘technical’.

To clear the backlog, the airline chartered a 97-seat Avro RJ10 jet from JOTA Aviation to ensure that the waiting passengers could complete their journey.

The jet departed from Aberdeen at 4.27pm and landed at Sumburgh half an hour later.

Airline boss Jonathan Hinkles said: “As we were fully booked on Sumburgh – Aberdeen services today and didn’t yet have a replacement aircraft of the same size in our fleet, we have chartered in another aircraft to carry our booked passenger loads.”

Chief operating officer Maurice Boyle added: “In response to the situation, we chartered a Jota Air RJ100 jet and brought in an additional Loganair aircraft from Dundee to ensure that passengers were able to complete their journey.

“No cancellations occurred however passengers experienced delays due to ongoing weather conditions and we are extremely grateful for their patience at this time.

“While we strive to service each and every one of our flights on time, our top priority is always the safety of our staff and customers.”