Loganair, a Leading Scottish regional airline based at Glasgow Airport near Paisley Scotland, has placed its Britten-Norman BN2 Islander back at Kirkwall Airport with a fresh new look.
The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a high-wing cantilever monoplane with a rectangular fuselage and two wing-mounted engines. And it has now joined the Loganair fleet while sporting the airline’s Tartan livery.
The Islander is a familiar sight in the Orkney Islands as it is used to carry out inter-island services operated out of Kirkwall Airport by the airline.
Jonathan Hinkles, the Chief Executive of Loganair, said, “The BN2 islander is often referred to as the Land Rover of the skies, and I don’t think anything could be more apt. It’s a robust, dependable, and versatile aircraft that is at ease travelling the island air. No matter the coat of paint, the islander will always be there for our island communities.”
One of the routes operated by the Islander is the shortest commercial route in the world, which is Westray and Papa Westray. An aircraft can cover the route in just 90 seconds.
Loganair is the largest regional airline in the UK by passenger numbers and fleet size. Apart from having its main base in Glasgow, it also has hubs at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Newcastle airports.
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