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Transport / Supply chain issues cause Loganair to introduce temporary Kirkwall stop on some Aberdeen flights

LOGANAIR says some flights between Aberdeen and Sumburgh over the coming weeks will stop off in Kirkwall “due to ongoing global supply chain issues” impacting the delivery and maintenance of aircraft.

A Loganair plane touching down at Sumburgh. Photo: Shetland News

It comes after some passengers were informed that upcoming flights to and from Aberdeen would now involve a stop in Orkney.

This is due affect morning and evening flights, and it will be in place up until 3 March.

A spokesperson for Loganair said: “Due to ongoing global supply chain issues impacting the delivery and maintenance of our ATR-72 aircraft, services between Aberdeen, Kirkwall and Sumburgh will see changes to scheduled timings between 6 February and 3 March as we reroute aircraft while maintaining essential connectivity.

“The steps taken mean that the number of daily services has not been impacted however morning and evening flights will see a circular route with stop overs linking the three airports.

“Pre booked customers who no longer wish to travel on the adjusted routes can contact us to make a free change or request a refund, and we thank all customers for their patience at this time.”

Loganair has introduced new ATR aircraft in phases over recent years, with the Saab 340 being retired from scheduled service recently.

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