Loganair reaches milestone on Manchester to Inverness service

The Loganair Manchester service welcomed its 650,000 customer, on their way home to Inverness Airport.

See the full Loganair press release below, issued on Monday 17 January.

Loganair reaches major milestone at Manchester

Loganair celebrated a major milestone on its Manchester services this week as it welcomed its 650,000 customer flying from the northern hub.

Joan and Scott Grant had been in Manchester for the weekend to surprise Scott’s sister for her 60 birthday, taking their first trip on the UK’s largest regional airline. They were on their journey home to Inverness when the milestone was reached.

The lucky customers were given lounge access at Manchester Airport and awarded a pair of free tickets to use on Loganair’s network of routes across the UK and Norway.

Joan said:

"This is our first time flying with Loganair, and we can’t believe how lucky we’ve been to be milestone passengers.

We’ve always fancied seeing one of the Scandinavian countries but have never had a chance to go. After looking at all the beautiful destinations that Loganair flies to in the Scandinavian countries, we were thinking about visiting Bergen.

All the destinations look incredible, though, and we love visiting new places, so we couldn’t be happier to have been awarded these free tickets!”

Loganair is the UK’s largest regional airline, operating a fleet of 37 aircraft and transporting over two million passengers across a diverse range of routes that link the Scottish Highlands and Islands to the mainland, the Isle of Man, the Republic of Ireland and Scandinavia.

The Inverness to Manchester flight forms a vital link between the Scottish Highlands and Manchester, an important hub of business and culture in the north of England.

The milestone is proof of the high demand for Loganair’s Manchester services, allowing customers to explore parts of the world and the UK through Loganair’s unrivalled connections.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, said:

“Manchester is a key part of our operation and we’re grateful to each of the 650,000 passengers who have flown through the airport, whether travelling on business or leisure or connecting on to Manchester’s myriad of long-haul destinations.

For this to be Joan and Scott’s first time flying with Loganair makes this milestone extra special, and we are glad they can celebrate this moment with us on a route that underlines our ability to connect people across the UK and beyond.”

A spokesperson for Manchester Airport said:

“We’re proud to serve the people of the north, connecting them both internationally and domestically, and Loganair plays a vital role at Manchester Airport in offering links to destinations across the UK, from Newquay to Inverness.

We’re also proud to be the gateway to Manchester for people travelling here from other parts of the country, like Joan and Scott. It was fantastic to be able to celebrate Loganair’s passenger milestone with them and to host them in our Escape Lounge.”


Published: 15th January 2024