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Transport / New chairman for Loganair

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THERE is more change at the top of Loganair after the company appointed a new chairman.

James Drummond has taken on the role at the regional airline after the retirement of Peter Simpson.

It comes after Luke Farajallah was appointed the airline’s new chief executive earlier this year.

Farajallah said: “Following almost a decade at Loganair, Peter Simpson has stepped down from his role as executive chairman of the airline.

“We thank Peter for his years of service and wish him well on his retirement.

“James Drummond is now in place as non-executive chairman, and we look forward to sharing in the experience that he brings to the role.”

Meanwhile most of the temporary circular routes Loganair introduced in recent months involving flights to and from Sumburgh have now ended.

Earlier this year a Kirkwall-stop off was introduced on some Sumburgh/Aberdeen services after global supply chain issues impacted the delivery and maintenance of aircraft.

However, the company has confirmed direct Loganair flights between Aberdeen and Kirkwall and Aberdeen and Sumburgh have now resumed.

A similar set up involving Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Edinburgh was also implemented for the same reason, but daily direct routes have now resumed Saturday to Thursday.

Only one circular flight remains – Edinburgh-Kirkwall-Sumburgh-Edinburgh on a Friday afternoon.

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