Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP Alasdair Allan has written to both Loganair and Glasgow Airport following reports raised by concerned constituents of excessive queue times for island flights over the weekend.
One of Dr Allan’s constituents reported that Sunday’s queue for the Loganair desk was up to the building’s entrance and that people were having to wait in line for around an hour. Loganair has been allocated a single check-in desk at Glasgow Airport since 1st September, when the company ended its franchise agreement with Flybe and began operating independently.
Alasdair Allan MSP commented:
“Glasgow Airport is the main airport for people coming to and from the Isles. If these delays are being caused by the check-in desk arrangements then that is something that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
“Earlier this week, I wrote to the Managing Directors of both Loganair and Glasgow Airport to press them to find a solution to this problem. I understand from Loganair that they have been engaging with the airport on this issue in the run up to 1st September and that they are continuing to have discussions with the airport to resolve this.
“We cannot have a situation where island passengers are the only ones to face these kind of queues on a regular basis.”