Loganair has set out plans to more than halve its flight schedule as demand plummets owing to the coronavirus crisis.
Regional carrier Loganair, which recently picked up a number of former Flybe routes, has drawn up a new emergency timetable with forward bookings down 75% “versus their usual levels”.
The reductions amount to about 55% of Loganair’s flying programme for April and May.
Chief executive Jonathan Hinkles said staff had been asked to consider measures to protect employment levels, including reducing working hours 20% and accepting a 20% pay cut, or taking unpaid leave.
Hinkles said while Loganair was working hard to avoid redundancies and lay-offs, the carrier’s efforts to recruit former Flybe staff would continue, although their start dates will be delayed.
A quarter of Loganair’s fleet of 40 aircraft is expected to be placed in storage.