Positive Meeting Between Loganair And The Comhairle

Following their meeting with Loganair this afternoon (8 February), a Comhairle spokesman said "We very much welcomed the opportunity to meet with senior representatives from the airline in what was an open and frank discussion of the challenges facing them.

We were given a very clear and honest explanation as to why they think their performance in terms of reliability and punctuality has dropped in the last several months and, perhaps more importantly, what the airline is doing as part of a structured programme of improvements to recover from this".

Cllr John Mackay, Chair of the Comhairle's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said, "We do now have greater assurances after our meeting that the airline has a better appreciation of the concerns of the community and that they are taking the need for significant improvement as a key priority going forward. In addition to addressing issues associated with reliability and punctuality, we raised our concerns associated with the high cost of airfares and with the need for improving communications with customers when disruption occurs".

"We are encouraged that the airline is seeking to re-establish what was previously a generally very positive and productive working relationship with the Comhairle and look forward to similar meetings on a more regular basis with the airline in the future".

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