Scottish carrier Loganair has signed an interline agreement with Qatar Airways allowing customers in the Loganair Highlands and Islands network to book one ticket to long-haul destinations when connecting through Edinburgh Airport.
The partnership will provide savings for passengers on the APD charge of £78 by using a single ticket. Passengers also have the added advantage of being protected should their connecting flights be disrupted.
Qatar Airways operates over 150 international destinations on all continents from its base at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, using a fleet of more than 200 aircraft.
Loganair’s commercial director, Kay Ryan said: ‘We are pleased that Qatar Airways has chosen to work with Loganair. This is an exciting deal with one of the biggest names in international air travel.”
Customers can now connect from Loganair’s extensive network to Qatar Airways flights in Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin, and travel seamlessly to a wide range of worldwide destinations, including Sydney, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Colombo and Bali.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “As our only gateway to the beautiful country of Scotland, Edinburgh is a significant part of the Qatar Airways UK network.
“We are delighted to partner with Loganair to provide greater ease and peace of mind to passengers travelling through Edinburgh Airport on to long-haul destinations.”
The move is the latest in Loganair’s ‘Better Connected’ programme, which aims to provide the Scottish airline’s key destinations with a wide range of links both for local community travelling worldwide – but just as importantly to also enable incoming visitors, whether for tourism or business, to enjoy ease of booking and ease of access.
Single ticket booking for ongoing flights with more than one carrier offers multiple benefits including through check-in, protected connections in the event of delays and, importantly, the APD saving on flights from the Highlands and Islands which can be as much as £78 per person if connecting onwards to long-haul destinations.