Loganair (LM, Glasgow International) is temporarily halting the launch of new routes and flights until it achieves a “superior on-time performance (OTP)”, the company’s chief commercial officer, Luke Lovegrove, was quoted by local media.

During a Shetland External Transport Forum meeting, Lovegrove said Loganair is “not where we would like to be” in terms of on-time performance in 2023, which was 79% across its network. The goal is to improve its OTP to up to 85% in 2024.

“We have taken the approach this year of not proactively adding additional services in order to get the resilience up first. Our priority is to make sure we have superior on-time performance before we start adding additional flying,” The Shetland Times newspaper quoted him.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Loganair’s fleet comprises 33 in-house aircraft, including five ATR42-500s, two ATR42-600s, four ATR72-500(F)s, six ATR72-600s, one DHC-6-300, two DHC-6-400s, and thirteen E145s. It also wet-leases an ATR72-200(F) from West Atlantic (United Kingdom). Loganair recently retired its Saab 340B fleet.

The company expects to add three ATR72-600s, and although there has been a delay in their delivery dates, the first should arrive and be put into service later this month. However, none of the planes have been registered in the UK, according to the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Loganair was not immediately available for comment.

The company’s sale was temporarily halted last year.