Scottish carrier Loganair is preparing for its first flights under its own right for nearly 25 years, following the end of a longstanding franchise agreement with Flybe.

Flights with the new Loganair will launch on September 1, and the airline has announced a number of new customer initiatives to co-incide with the relaunch, including:

  • Online check-in from four days before flights, “offering customers the opportunity to check-in far earlier than ever before for their journey”
  • For those checking in at the airport, desks will now be open 90 minutes before departure (up from the previous 60 minutes) at Highlands and Islands airports for mid-morning, afternoon and evenings services
  • The ability to use mobile boarding passes on flights from the Highlands and Islands (already available on flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester)
  • Customers will no longer have to show photo ID at gates before boarding their flight, although this will continue to be a requirement for those checking in bags, and may still be necessary for customers who have an onward flight with another airline.

Earlier this month Loganair confirmed a new codeshare deal with British Airways, connecting the Scottish carrier’s Highlands and and Islands services into the BA network.