The past three months have brought about a bit of Nostalgia with some great additions to the Facebook Group. Charles Coulson and John Brown kicked it off with a few great photos including this one of the first BEA Sumburgh desk staff.
Cecil Duncan posted a programme from the Sumburgh Air Show which took place in 1986.
Flybe v Loganair
Much of the discussion over the past few months has been regarding the Flybe/Loganair divide. Flybe announced in June that it would be entering an agreement with Eastern Airways to continue flying on some of the existing routes. Loganair’s Saabs have been given a lick of paint, although it hasn’t gone unnoticed that some of them have been given more paint than others.
The upcoming months are likely to be a trying time for both sides. Beginning on the 1st of September 2017 they both have to prove themselves to be the better airline to fly with. The vast majority of people seem to be supporting Loganair although a lot of it will come down to price and connecting flights. The announcement that Loganair have entered a codeshare with British Airways has been well received.
|Aircraft||Saab 340/2000||Embraer 170/Jetstream 41|
|Cabin Baggage||6KG Included||10KG Included|
|Hold Baggage||20KG Included||23KG (Extra charge)|
|In-Flight||Snack and Drink Included||Extra charge|
In the News
In June, a late night Loganair Islander made sure that the Shetland vote got counted.
Shetland’s ballot boxes left Sumburgh Airport at 1.15am. Photo: @ShetIslandsCll https://t.co/nOIMrdHAPW
In July the Sumburgh based Coastguard had a trek to rescue an unwell Danish crewman.
Last night Coastguard helicopter flew 100nm east of #Sumburgh to rescue unwell Danish crewman https://t.co/riYmupPR4F https://t.co/bOAXJtY3jJ
The same month a rise in passenger numbers was announced compared to the same time-frame last year. A whopping 100623 people between April and June 2017.
Sumburgh passenger numbers up by 15 per cent: https://t.co/a5CHbRF4T6 @LSIAirport @Hial_Airports #sumburgh #airport #Shetland
Loganair also announced an increase in passengers, carrying 20,000 people to and from Sumburgh in July.
Bumper figures for Loganair – Loganair has announced bumper passenger figures to and from Sumburgh ahead of its… https://t.co/bbNm98mtNn
In August Sumburgh Airport was rated “Good” for disabled passengers. No mention on how it fares for able-bodied passengers however.
Sumburgh Airport rated ‘good’ for passengers with disabilities https://t.co/nxryVZL8xF
|F-GZAR||Diamond||DA40||Falc’her Dominique||Ronnie Robertson|
|F-HAVG||Cirrus||SR-22||Ad’r SARL, 49 Cholet||Ronnie Robertson|
|TF-KFE||Diamond||DA42||Keilir Aviation College||Ronnie Robertson|
|C-GOCX||Dassault||Falcon 2000||Novajet||Ryan Mullay|
|N8100A||De Havilland||DHC-8-100||Dynamic Aviation Group||Ryan Mullay|
|950123||Cessna||UC-35A||US Air Force||Megan Govier|
|G-FBLK||Cessna||510||Blink Ltd||Fergus Allan|
|LN-FKE||Piper||PA31||Ernst Harald Aandalen||Ryan Mullay|
|LN-FIX||Raytheon||B200 Kingair||Klaveness Corporate Services||Ronnie Robertson|
|D-ICCC||Cessna||F406||Air Taxi Europe||Donald Robertson|
|C-GNBX||De Havilland||DHC7||De Havilland Canada||Cecil Duncan|
|F-MABP||Socata||TBM-700B||French Army||John Moncrieff|
|G-AOHM||Vickers||Viscount||British Air Ferries||Peter Scott|
|165182||McDonnell Douglas||F/A-18C Hornet||US Navy||Gordon Waddell|
|ZJ125||Agusta-Westland||EH-101||Royal Air Force||Ronnie Robertson|
|G-CJNV||Agusta-Westland||AW189||Bristow Helicopters||Ronnie Robertson|
|N-976||Sikorsky||MH-60R||Danish Air Force||Ronnie Robertson|
|G-SNSI||Agusta-Westland||AW139||CHC Scotia||Ronnie Robertson|