Flybe has today announced its franchise deal with Loganair, which operates lifeline services to the Scottish islands on the regional airline’s behalf, has been terminated.
The arrangement will end next August, said Flybe, citing: “a failure to agree future operational standards and commercial arrangements”.
It added: “The resulting change in operations to part of Flybe’s route network in Scotland is not expected to have a material impact on profits of the group.
Flybe executive chairman Simon Laffin said: “Scotland is very important to Flybe, and we want to ensure that we serve our customers there to the highest standards, whilst delivering a return to our shareholders.
“We shall announce our plans on continuing to serve Scotland in due course. In the meantime our customers can travel and book tickets exactly as before, while any new arrangements will be put in place from September 2017 onwards.”
Loganair will continue to operate the services while new arrangements are put in place.