Glasgow Airport welcomes Loganair's new ATR-42-600 aircrafts in multimillion-dollar investment.

In a decisive stride towards upgrading its fleet, Loganair is implementing a multimillion-dollar investment with the introduction of its first ATR aircraft at Glasgow Airport.

The ATR-42-600 aircrafts, setting a new standard in terms of size, quietness, and efficiency, supersede the Saab 340s, serving several routes. The operational revamp commences in July, with connections from Glasgow to Islay, Benbecula, Sumburgh, and Donegal. Following this, Kirkwall and Derry services are set to join the changeover in August.

The switchover aligns with the airline's endeavour to provide lower fares, bolstered by up to 45% increased capacity. The integration of ATRs will also serve to boost year-round connectivity to an assortment of domestic and international destinations via Glasgow.

Enhancements onboard include expanded overhead luggage compartments, a comfortable four-abreast seating configuration, and a more serene in-flight experience. Furthermore, Loganair's commitment to accommodating pet transportation is echoed in the expanded hold capacity.

Marking a new era, the first of the revamped aircraft embarks on its journey today, July 3, with an 8am flight to Islay. Indicative of the strategic move's positive reception, the inaugural flight is fully booked, suggesting the additional seating capacity will be a welcome change for island travellers.

This comprehensive overhaul at Glasgow forms part of the phased replacement of the Saab 340s, first inducted into service in 1999. However, some Saab-operated services will remain until the end of summer, before the airline officially retires the aircraft.

Adding to its robust service map, the new ATR aircraft will also ply on the Glasgow-Donegal route, in addition to selected services between Glasgow and the City of Derry.