Loganair (LM, Glasgow International) has announced that it will retire its remaining Saab 340Bs in early 2024, with farewell flights and a send-off event planned for January 20-21, 2024.

"We bid a fond farewell to the trusty aircraft that has formed the backbone of Loganair's fleet for over 24 years. Having completed over 430,000 flights and carried more than 8 million passengers, the Saab 340 holds a special place in Loganair's heritage," the Scottish regional carrier said.

The airline plans to operate two scenic flights around Glasgow International.

The ch-aviation fleets history module shows that Loganair has operated three Saab 340As, two Saab 340A(F)s, fourteen Saab 340Bs, and two Saab 340B(F) throughout its history. Currently, only three Saab 340Bs remain in active service. They are based out of Aberdeen Dyce and operate to Sumburgh, Kirkwall, and Edinburgh.

Loganair is transitioning to an ATR - Avions de Transport Régional fleet. It already operates five ATR42-500s, two ATR42-600s, and six ATR72-600s, and plans to add more ATR72-600s. Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles conceded to ch-aviation earlier this year that the rollover was taking longer than planned due to delivery delays of the new ATRs. The remaining ATR72-600s on order will replace the outgoing Saab (Sweden) turboprops on a one-for-one basis.

It also has four ATR72-500(F)s in its fleet. The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Loganair also operates one DHC-6-300, two DHC-6-400s, one E135, and thirteen E145s.

Loganair also used to operate five Saab 2000s, but retired them in March 2020, irrespective of the then-starting COVID-19 pandemic.