Special deal for island airfares

Passengers travelling on Loganair’s off-peak service between Stornoway and Inverness are being offered a New Year treat with the extension of a popular fare deal across the whole of 2011.

A special offer introduced in November gave passengers the chance to travel on the mid-morning flight BE6952, which departs Stornoway at 10:50 or 11:50 local time, at a discounted rate.

 Following the success of the offer, the airline has made the decision to offer the fare deal to passengers travelling throughout the year. Passengers can travel at £34.43 one-way for Air Discount Scheme members, including all taxes. Non-members will pay £47.63 one-way including all taxes. These low fares remain available right up to the day of flight departure.

The airline, which operates Stornoway-Inverness services under its franchise agreement with Flybe, has also introduced lower fares on the 14:00 Inverness-Stornoway departure on weekdays. This will allow Air Discount Scheme members to complete a return trip to Inverness for under £100, including all taxes, when combined with the offer on the outward Stornoway-Inverness flight.

Commenting on the move, Loganair Commercial Director Jonathan Hinkles said: “Our special offer has proven to be incredibly popular since it was introduced in November, and the boost in passenger numbers on off-peak flights helped us to record one of the busiest months in recent memory on the Stornoway-Inverness route.  

“We’re delighted to be extending the offer and very much hope that it will continue to provide benefits for a significant number of customers throughout 2011.”

 Flights can be booked via www.flybe.com or via the Air Discount Scheme reservations helpline on 0844 800 2855.