|9 February 2016|
A flight to Barra and its stunningly unique beach runway is a must for any pioneering traveller.
And Flybe franchise partner, Loganair is offering passengers the chance to easily experience just that, with a special same-day fare.
The airport is one of the most unusual in the world, with flights landing on the beach at An Tràigh Mhòr in between tides using a 19 seat Twin Otter aircraft. Barra is the only beach airport anywhere in the world to be used for scheduled airline services.
Loganair is offering a special same-day return fare for £79 per person, which is available between Monday and Saturday up until March 21, 2016.
Maurice Boyle, Loganair’s director operations, said: “For the first time, we’re operating double services throughout the winter months giving passengers the unique opportunity to visit Barra in a day at this time of year
“The route has always been popular with aviation enthusiasts and we’re expecting plenty of interest from people keen to tick the world’s only scheduled beach landing off their bucket lists.
“With return tickets priced at only £79 per person this is a great offer for anyone looking for a day-trip with a difference.
Michael Galbraith, Barra Airport station manager said: “Barra Airport is one of the most iconic airports in the world and, as it marks its 80th anniversary this year, we expect there to be strong worldwide interest in the airport.
“The beach landing is a unique and wonderful experience, one of those bucket list moments that attracts visitors from around the world. As well as the beach landing, Barra has so much to offer day trippers, from its stunning Atlantic coast beaches to picturesque Castlebay, famously featured on Whisky Galore.
“This is a well-timed promotion by Loganair and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors to our island.”