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Direct flights to Edinburgh and Aberdeen resume

Circular flights involving Kirkwall and Sumburgh airports have come to an end in good news for passengers.

Loganair have announced the end of the circular flights to and from Orkney, with direct routes resuming.

Daily direct flights between Edinburgh and Kirkwall have resumed Saturday to Thursday, with one circular flight — Edinburgh-Kirkwall-Sumburgh-Edinburgh — remaining in place on a Friday afternoon.

Direct Loganair flights between Aberdeen and Kirkwall have also resumed.

Circular flights came into force in February due to delays with the delivery of new ATR-72 aircraft.

The move follows Loganair’s recent decision to cut routes from its schedule and reduce flying frequency in other locations in order to prioritise lifeline routes to and from Orkney and Shetland.

Luke Farajallah, the airline’s new CEO, made a personal apology to customers impacted by the “unacceptable” levels of disruption over the last 18 months, and was confident that the airline was on the right flight path to restoring its image and reputation.