Transport / Kirkwall stops to remain on some Aberdeen flights after more delays

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LOGANAIR says the temporary stop-off in Kirkwall for Aberdeen-Sumburgh flights in the morning and evenings is to remain in place until at least the end of March after suffering more delays with new aircraft.

This system first came into place in February and had been due to operate on a circular basis until 3 March, with Loganair saying global supply chain issues were impacting the delivery and maintenance of aircraft. It was later extended to 15 March.

Now Loganair has confirmed that as result of continued delays with the delivery of Loganair’s new ATR-72 aircraft, the circular routes will continue until 30 March.

A spokesperson for the airline said: “Regrettably, we are facing further delays with our new aircraft and, as a result, the circular route currently operating on morning and evening services between Aberdeen, Kirkwall and Sumburgh will now continue until 30 March.

“We appreciate schedule changes never come as welcomed news and we apologise for the slightly adjusted flight times that the circular route brings.


“Our focus while we face the delays, which are the result of industry-wide supply chain issues, is maintaining lifeline services in the best way possible to ensure frequency is not impacted.

“Any pre-booked customers who no longer wish to travel on the adjusted routes can contact our customer help centre to discuss their options. We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank affected customers for their patience at this time.”

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