Bond Offshore Helicopters has launched a new service offering offshore workers heading to the North North Sea transport to Sumburgh Airport on fixed wing aircraft.
The North Sea helicopter firm, part of Babcock International, has invested in new facilities at the Shetland airport and has teamed up with airline Loganair to allow seamless connections for offshore workers.
Bond said that although passengers will travel on two aircraft, they will only need to check in once as the entire journey will be managed from Bond’s Aberdeen terminal.
The inaugural flight took place last week (December 7). Since then more than 250 passengers have already flown on the new route.
Michelle Handforth, Bond Offshore Helicopters’ managing director, said: “Opening this new route is the culmination of a huge amount of hard work and dedication from our teams in Aberdeen and Sumburgh.
“This service will provide the flexible, efficient but above all safe operations that our customers demand and expect in today’s challenging market.”