Loganair, the Scotland-based regional UK airline, is offering more flights to Aberdeen, introducing an additional daily flight between Newcastle and the Scottish city.
Operated on the airline’s Embraer 135/145 Jet aircraft, Loganair will fly two services to Aberdeen every weekday and one every Sunday. This brings the total number of flights each week to twenty two. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, flights between the two cities were suspended for two months, and on June 1 Loganair became one of the first airlines to resume a limited schedule from the Airport.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer said: ‘I’m delighted that we are in the position to increase our flights to Aberdeen from 14 September.
We’ve been operating this route from June in order to ensure essential workers in the Oil & Gas Industry have been able to get to work.
This ‘step up’ in our frequency reflects increased customer demand not only on our Aberdeen route, but also on Southampton, Stavanger and Exeter.’
Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘The connection between Newcastle and Aberdeen is vital for the region’s economy and many businesses who operate in the offshore sector.
‘Aviation as an industry is facing significant challenges at the moment so it is excellent to see Loganair expanding their schedule such a short time after resuming their flights from the region.
‘The airline has a number of robust safety measures in place, and along with our own Ten Point Plan we hope this will give passengers confidence that they will be safe when travelling.’
The airline has introduced a range of COVID-19 protocols for staff and passenger safety, including a FlySafe programme that features enhanced cleaning between flights including all touch-points, nightly deep-cleans, auto seat-allocation to socially distance those onboard as far as possible, mandatory face-coverings for crew and customers and zonal embarkation.