|Quoting BDKLEZ (Thread starter):|
There was some talk recently that Loganair were keen on ending their operating agreement with BA
I thought these rumours originated when Loganair took their Islanders out of BA
colours and partly repainted them giving them 'LOGANAIR' titles:
And I thought at that time that this was because on such a small aircraft offering a BA
type service was impossible.
However as Loganair have recently expanded their fleet they have been very slow to repaint their new (second-hand) aircraft. While they have added 'Operated by LOGANIR SCOTLAND'S AIRLINE' nose titles:
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to these aircraft they have continued to operate them either in all-white colours or in the Basic livery of their previous operator:
We could interpret this in two ways. The first is that the BA
franchise will not be renewed and Loganair are avoiding the cost of painting in BA
livery for just a short period of life. The second is that if the franchise was to end why paint 'Operated by Loganair' titles on the nose. The very slightly lower cost option of just 'LOGANAIR' would be better.
So all this raises one question. When does the current franchise agreement come up for renewal or termination?