Fares group targets wider audience
A GROUP campaigning for cheaper flights to and from Scottish islands has changed its name to target a wider audience.
Previously ‘Islanders against Flybe and Loganair’s excessive prices’, the campaign has rebranded it name to ‘Islanders for Fair Air Fares’.
This comes after a social media-led petition resulted in flight operators introducing a cheaper ‘compassionate’ ticket price for those travelling due to family emergencies. Campaign founder, Scott Preston, said the group has realised it is not only the flight providers to blame: ‘Our name has changed, not because we have stopped chasing Loganair, but because we have come to the realisation since our meeting with Loganair that they are not the only ones who have a case to answer.’
He continued: ‘ We successfully argued for the introduction of the compassionate fares scheme, and it is now time to continue work on the biggest one: overall fares. The new name is a much clearer statement of our aims.
‘It also ensures that people know we are targeting all those involved in our fares. Loganair deserve credit for engaging with the campaign and showing willingness to help. It is time for the Scottish government and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited to do the same,’ Mr Preston added.