Extra flights planned for next summer for Hamefarin

Extra flights will be offered next summer to help deal with an expected influx of visitors coming to celebrate the Hamefarin festival in mid June.

Loganair is planning to sell more peak summer flights earlier than usual in order to help Shetland expatriates rediscover their roots.

The move is being made as part of the airline’s 2010 summer schedule – details of which were released this week.

Meanwhile, Loganair has gone ahead with plans to cut flights to Bergen from three times a week to two. In July the airline said the thrice weekly service was facing cutbacks after an unexpected drop in demand.

A special Bergen flight is being arranged for Wednesday 26th May in time for the spring bank holiday weekend. However thereafter the flights will operate every Wednesday and Saturday until late August.

The route had proved popular with customers in June and August this year, but the airline believes there is still insufficient demand for flights to run three days a week.

Extra midday services will also be offered from Shetland to Edin­burgh from 23rd May. The flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the summer season until the end of October.

More Sunday services to Aber­deen are also being scheduled for the peak summer season from early June to late August.

Loganair will continue to offer daily services to Glasgow and 12 weekly round trips to Kirkwall and Inverness.

Saturday flights to Inverness and Kirkwall will also be reinstated following a break over the forth­coming winter season, and will operate throughout the summer.


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