LOGANAIR unveiled its new look yesterday – with tartan tails for its aircraft and original tartan uniforms for its cabin crew and ground staff – while also revealing record passenger figures.

An all-time high total of 80,000 people flew with the airline during July an increase of 18 per cent on last year.

The new image comes ahead of Loganair returning to flying under its own name from September, after 23 years of operating under franchise agreements with other carriers.

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The first passenger aircraft to fly in the Loganair black, red and white colours – a Saab 340B named Spirit of Caithness – is operating flights around Scotland.

A further 15 aircraft will receive a make-over in the coming weeks.

Loganair Tartan has become entry number 11,744 on the official Scottish Register of Tartans.

New uniforms for all of Loganair’s staff have also been unveiled, creating a distinctive image for cabin crew, ground staff and engineers.

Loganair’s managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “The bold image means we’ll be recognised immediately as Scotland’s Airline wherever we fly.”

On the increase in passenger numbers, he added: “The figures are a clear sign that our efforts to provide more seats, more flights and more low fares than ever before have been well received by customers.”