Loganair's latest partnership with fellow iconic Scottish brand Tunnock's takes the biscuit
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:16
Boyd Tunnock with two Loganair cabin crew.
Scotland's airline Loganair has unwrapped its latest partnership by introducing the tasty treats of another national brand, Tunnock's, to its complimentary in-flight service.
From Tuesday, 1 May 2012, the airline will offer all passengers a Tunnock's Caramel Wafer as part of the cabin service on all routes across Scotland and beyond.
Bringing the iconic biscuit brand on board is part of Loganair's unwafering commitment to providing passengers with a wider variety of quality products to choose from during their travels with the airline.
Loganair has redesigned its cabin service, which includes a range of biscuits, tea, coffee and soft drinks, to further boost its customers' overall travelling experience.
Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair's chief operating officer, said: "We are pleased to welcome Tunnock's on board.
"Loganair and Tunnock's are two of the country's most enduring brands and bringing them together during our company's half-century anniversary is also very apt.
"We are extremely proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year - it is an amazing achievement for the airline.
"Tunnock's also marked a significant milestone of its own when the legendary Caramel Wafer turned 60 in 2011.
"We hope that our passengers will enjoy our redesigned in-flight cabin service and the addition of one of Scotland's favourite treats."
As with all products that make up Loganair's complimentary cabin service, the iconic Caramel Wafer had to be put to more than just the taste test.
The airline's team who managed the introduction of the new service had to ensure the wafers and packaging could withstand cabin pressurization, while shelf life, consistency, storage and the wrapping of the product also had to be tested thoroughly.
Loganair staff also paid particular attention to the taste testing process of the hugely popular wafer, which is sold by the family-run bakery to more than 30 countries across the globe.
Boyd Tunnock, CBE, personally delivered the first batch of Caramel Wafers in the famous firm's vintage delivery van to Loganair headquarters at Glasgow Airport.
The head of the bakery said: "It's fitting that two great Scottish companies should come together in this way.
"Tunnock's is the taste of Scotland's confectionary and Loganair is the toast of Scotland's airways."
Loganair is a franchise partner of Flybe. To book flights with Scotland's airline visit www.Flybe.com, or call 0871 700 2000.