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Named Airline of the Year is Loganair

Named Airline of the Year is Loganair

The European Regional Airline Association (ERA) has chosen Loganair Airline of the Year for 2023. The most prestigious prize was presented to the UK’s largest regional airline at a formal awards ceremony that was a part of the ERA General Assembly in Innsbruck, Austria.

A group of impartial, well-known judges from around the world chose the winner of ERA’s top honor, Airline of the Year. Loganair, which employs over 850 people across its network, was recognized for its “impressive performance” in getting back to a profit after the pandemic while also improving conditions for its employees.

The judges also praised its forward-thinking environmental policy. The airline’s GreenSkies program was the first of its kind in the sector and was launched in 2021 with the goal of managing and reducing the environmental impact of flying through a combination of carbon offsetting, renewable energy investment, and sustainable aviation research.

“It is an incredible honor to be named the ERA Airline of the Year award for 2023 and I’d like to thank our magnificent employees for their extraordinary efforts in recent years,” stated Jonathan Hinkles, CEO of Loganair. During the epidemic, we were one of the few airlines to continue operating daily flights, providing vital transportation to isolated villages, air ambulance services for Covid patients, and energy industry charter services that ensured the UK’s lights remained on.

Being recognized for our environmental innovation is also incredibly rewarding. For the sake of both the industry and the future of our planet and its inhabitants, developing sustainable aviation is essential.

“With an impressive overall performance during 2022, Loganair has overcome the challenges of the previous two years brought on by the pandemic,” remarked Montserrat Barriga, Director General, ERA.

“At the same time, it has implemented significant and ground-breaking environmental measures, aided social and humanitarian causes, and implemented critical strategic advances intended to safeguard its future. The airline’s focus on detail, clarity of thought, and decisiveness have produced quantifiably favorable results.The entire Loganair crew deserves congratulations for this outstanding accomplishment.

A trade organization that speaks for the European aviation sector is called ERA. More than 50 airlines, as well as 150 associate and affiliate members, make up its membership, which collectively represents the entire aviation industry, including airlines, airports, manufacturers, and suppliers.

The regional aviation industry’s accomplishments are celebrated each year with the ERA awards. Since it was first presented in 1991, its Airline of the Year award has expanded to become the most prestigious honor in this industry.

Since its founding in 1962, Loganair has grown to become the UK’s largest regional airline in terms of both fleet size and passenger volume, serving approximately 100 destinations across the UK, Scandinavia, and Ireland.

It also maintains usage of Barra Airport, the only airport in the world to use a beach as a commercial runway, and runs the shortest scheduled commercial route in the world between Westray Airport and Papa Westray Airport, a distance of just 1.7 miles.

ERA’s Airline of the Year honor went before to Loganair in 2018.

Source- Travel daily


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