Loganair and KLM unveil new codeshare agreement
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Loganair and KLM have announced a new codeshare agreement, which will strengthen the connection between Scotland and KLM’s worldwide route network. Flights are now available for purchase, but the codeshare will officially take effect as of 29 March 2020.
Thanks to the agreement, passengers will now be able to book flights from Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles on one ticket to destinations across the world via two layovers. The first stop would be in either Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA) or Inverness (INV), and the second would be in Amsterdam (AMS), KLM’s hub.
The codeshare will include three of Scotland’s island airports: Kirkwall (KOI) in Orkney, Stornoway (SYY) in the Western Isles and Sumburgh (LSI) in Shetland.
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The move increases KLM’s already well-established network in the U.K., with direct flights from Amsterdam (AMS) to 16 U.K. airports.
“We look forward to working more closely with Loganair as we further strengthen our regional network in Scotland”, said Air France KLM’s General Manager for the U.K. & Ireland, Benedicte Duval. “As a result of this codeshare partnership, we are proud to now provide global connectivity to and from seven departure points across Scotland”.
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As of the end of March, passengers will be able to check-in their baggage in Orkney or Shetland and then pick it up again at any of the global destinations in the KLM route network. Scottish island departures are also exempt from having to pay U.K. Air Passenger Duty Tax, making taxes and fees payable much less than originating in mainland U.K.
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