More flights put on to allow visitors to attend Lerwick Up-Helly-A’

Flybe franchise carrier Loganair has added two more flights between Aberdeen and Sumburgh to ensure that seats remain available for visitors attending next year’s Lerwick Up-Helly-A’.

It follows an announcement last month of additional services to Aberdeen and Glasgow being put in place for travellers returning to the mainland following the popular festival.

To ensure that plenty of seats are available for passengers travelling to Up-Helly-A’ an extra service from Aberdeen to Sumburgh will operate on Sunday 24th January. An additional return flight from Sumburgh to Aberdeen will also be made available on Thursday 28th January.

In total, Loganair will operate four flights from Aberdeen to Sumburgh on Sunday 24th January and five return flights on both Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th January.

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s commercial director, said: “We are already seeing a significant number of bookings being made for Up-Helly-A’ and we will continue to do everything that we can to ensure that seats are available at competitive prices for customers to travel on their chosen dates.

“We very much hope that these extra services will be of great benefit, whether for people flying from Aberdeen or for those using Aberdeen as a transit point from connecting flights throughout the UK.”


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