Loganair appoints new chief executive

Luke Farajallah has been appointed as the new chief executive of regional carrier Loganair, starting his role on March 4.

He succeeds Jonathan Hinkles who stepped down in January after more than seven years in the post.

Farajallah has extensive experience in the UK regional airline sector, holding senior roles at flybe, BA CitiExpress and Brymon Airways.

He also made “significant contributions” while in roles at easyJet and Wizzair, said Loganair in a statement.

Farajallah has also worked in the onshore and offshore rotary sectors as chief executive of Specialist Aviation and managing director of Bond Offshore Helicopters.

Peter Simpson, executive chairman at Loganair, said of Farajallah: “His commitment to operational excellence and resilience aligns perfectly with our mission to continually improve the services we offer to our valued customers.”

Simpson stepped into the role of interim chief executive when Hinkles left last month.

Farajallah added: “I feel a great sense of responsibility to ensure Loganair continues its proud tradition of being present in key regional areas and connecting people from some of the most remote areas of the UK.

“I am grateful to the board for entrusting me to lead this exceptional airline and its loyal workforce into the future.”

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