Loganair set to axe 68 jobs after Covid-19 pandemic devastates industry

Loganair is set to cut 68 jobs after facing their “biggest ever challenge” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff at their hubs in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness are set to lose their jobs.

Bosses at the Scottish firm said the majority of the roles that are set to go will however be at their base in Chester.

The airline has opened a company-funded Skills Retention Programme in a bid to help staff facing the axe.

But they added that some staff would also be taking a 20% pay cut over the winter months.

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles: “Like everyone in the aviation industry, we’ve been incredibly hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It has been without doubt the biggest ever challenge for our industry and the biggest challenge in Loganair’s 58-year history.

“We have worked hard to protect jobs, but recovery across the sector has been incredibly slow.

“I

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