Loganair to introduce additional daily Newcastle service next summer

Loganair has said that it will operate three flights per day between Southampton and Newcastle from May next year.

The addition of the third daily service follows the success of Loganair’s Summer 2022 season and increased demand for the popular Southampton Newcastle service. One of these daily services will also include an onward connection to Southampton’s sister airport in Aberdeen. Customers travelling to the Granite City will not need to leave the aircraft on the one-stop flight.

Christopher Tibbett, Group Head of Airline Relations and Marketing for Southampton Airport, said: ‘Newcastle was very popular this summer, so it’s fantastic that the service will be increased next year and deliver even more choice and flexibility for our passengers.

‘We are also delighted to see the return of the onward service to Aberdeen International Airport.’

As well as the shopping, leisure and cultural offerings available in Newcastle, it has a vibrant nightlife and industrial heritage. Loganair also uses the city to connect passengers to further locations on its route network.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, said: ‘This bumper schedule for 2023 underlines our commitment to Newcastle with our biggest ever programme for the city, offering customers more choice of destinations, frequency and capacity than ever before.

‘It has been a very positive year for Loganair at Newcastle and we are excited to see that success continue into 2023.’

BA Cityflyer announces new London City route from Aberdeen International Airport for winter

British Airways has introduced a new route to its Aberdeen International Airport network operating to London City for winter.

The new route will be operational from November and provide stronger domestic connectivity to London. Flights will begin operating on Tuesday November 1, 2022 and run until Sunday January 22, 2023 on the Embraer E190 aircraft.

Matt Hazelwood, Chief Commercial Officer for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen International Airport, said: ‘This announcement is welcome news and will provide even more choice for passengers between the Granite City and London.

‘We look forward to working with BA Cityflyer to establish the route.’

Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport said: ‘It is great to see British Airways growing its offering and presence at Aberdeen International Airport with this new daily flights to London City.

‘Routes like London City are important to help drive the economy connecting the business community to key markets.

‘It also provides a great opportunity for people to come see the great area our corner of the country is with fantastic food and drink offerings.’

The route will complement the several daily flights with British Airways to London Heathrow.

Emerald Airlines announces new Dublin service from Aberdeen Airport

Emerald Airlines, the exclusive operator of Ireland’s Aer Lingus Regional, has said that it is increasing its capacity for winter with new daily flights from Aberdeen International Airport to Dublin.

The new Aberdeen- Dublin route will commence from October 30 and is part of the airline’s increased capacity for this upcoming winter. With fares starting at £39.99 one-way as part of a return trip, passengers can book tickets now at www.aerlingus.com

Ciaran Smith, Head of Commercial at Emerald Airlines, said: ‘After a very successful summer season, we are delighted to be upping our frequencies and adding new routes out of Dublin to/from Aberdeen. With convenient timings and cost-effective flights, we strongly believe these connections will be warmly welcomed by both business and leisure travellers. We look forward to a busy winter ahead!’

Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: ‘We look forward to welcoming Aer Lingus Regional’s operator Emerald Airlines to our airport with the launch of the Dublin route. The North East has a lot to offer so we look forward to anyone coming to visit our region.’

The new route is part of Emerald Airlines’ wider expansion strategy which will see the delivery of five additional aircrafts, expanded capacity, and increased frequencies over the coming months.

The route will be operated by Emerald Airlines’ fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft, with the average age of aircraft being six years. The latest generation of turboprop aircraft, ATR72-600 aircraft emit less CO2 on short, regional flights.

easyJet expands services from Aberdeen International Airport, to resume Manchester service

easyJet is set to expand its services from Aberdeen International Airport next year.

The UK airline will double its daily summer services to London Gatwick and has confirmed its Manchester route will operate on a seasonal basis. easyJet’s Manchester service will resume from March 2022 along with the increased London Gatwick frequency.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager for easyJet, commented: ‘With the recovery now firmly underway, we are ready and able to seize opportunities where they arise. We launched our service from Aberdeen to Manchester to operate on a seasonal basis last summer and we’re delighted for next summer to be continuing this seasonal service as well as doubling our daily summer frequency to London Gatwick, to serve demand. Seats are available to book from today on easyJet.com and via the mobile app.

‘easyJet will continue to take decisive action to capture additional opportunities alongside our planned organic growth to ensure we continue to offer the greatest choice and best value for leisure and business customers alike.’

Matt Hazlewood, Group Commercial Director for AGS Airports Ltd, said: ‘It is great to see easyJet growing its offering and presence at Aberdeen International Airport with the Manchester route returning for next summer.

‘Rebuilding our connectivity will play a vital role in supporting the economic recovery of the north east and we know the Gatwick route has been incredibly popular so we are delighted easyJet is doubling its daily frequency to meet demand.

‘Our passengers and stakeholders were delighted when the restarting of this route was announced and I am sure they will be pleased to see its offering grow.’

easyJet has also announced that it is extending its flexible policies under its ‘Protection Promise’ until March 31 2022. Accordingly all easyJet customers can continue to make changes to their flights without a change fee up to two hours before departure. There are no restrictions on dates or destination; customers with both new and existing bookings can transfer to any flights currently on sale up to the end of September 2022, and to any other destination on the airline’s network.

Eastern Airways resumes flights to Aberdeen from Newcastle

Eastern Airways has resumed flights between Newcastle International Airport and Aberdeen Airport, offering connectivity for businesses in both the North East of England and Scotland, as well as other passengers looking to travel to Aberdeenshire or the Highlands.

The resumed schedule will see flights operating six days a week and give passengers a convenient way of travelling to the Scottish port city from the North East of England in under one hour.

Flights are on sale now from £84.99 one-way including a 15-kg hold bag at www.easternairways.com or with your local travel agent.

Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: ‘We have served the North-East of England to Aberdeen for twenty years now and we welcome the return to our Newcastle base, restoring the North-East Scotland connection.

‘As passenger confidence and energy related activity increases, we want to ensure the right services are being offered. Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places. Ensuring the North-East’s main hub airport of Newcastle is connected to Aberdeen is part of our wider return adding further services at hubs we already serve and a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery.’

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 that operate in the offshore sector.

‘September marks twenty years since Eastern Airways began operating flights between the North East’s largest Airport and the city of Aberdeen. We are delighted that the airline has chosen to resume this important route which will benefit many businesses as they begin the road to recovery from the pandemic.

‘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.’

Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: ‘It is great to see Eastern Airways return to Aberdeen International Airport with its Newcastle service.

‘This route will be warmly welcomed by our passengers and adds to the routes that strengthen our connectivity in the north-east of Scotland. Bringing business back to the region with safe travel is a key priority but there remains a long road ahead for aviation in the UK and the thousands of people employed within our industry.’

Eastern Airways resumes flights to Aberdeen from Newcastle International Airport

Eastern Airways has said that it will resume flights between Newcastle International Airport and Aberdeen Airport from September 6, 2021.

The service provides the vital connectivity for many businesses in the North East of England and Scotland, as well as passengers looking to travel to Aberdeenshire or the Highlands on holiday or to visit friends and family.

The resumed schedule will see flights operating six days a week. Passengers flying with Eastern Airways can benefit from check-in up to 30 minutes prior to departure and one item of free hold baggage. Flights are on sale now from £84.99 one-way including a 15-kg hold bag at www.easternairways.com.

Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: ‘We have served the North-East of England to Aberdeen for twenty years now and we welcome the return to our Newcastle base, restoring the North-East Scotland connection.

‘As passenger confidence and energy related activity increases, we want to ensure the right services are being offered. Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places. Ensuring the North-East’s main hub airport of Newcastle is connected to Aberdeen is part of our wider return adding further services at hubs we already serve and a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery.’

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 that operate in the offshore sector.

‘This September marks twenty years since Eastern Airways began operating flights between the North East’s largest Airport and the city of Aberdeen. We are delighted that the airline has chosen to resume this important route which will benefit many businesses as they begin the road to recovery from the pandemic.

‘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.’

easyJet launches new domestic summer routes from Bristol to Aberdeen and Jersey

easyJet has announced the launch of its first flights on two new domestic summer routes from Bristol.

The flight from Bristol to Aberdeen will operate up to four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with fares starting from £24.99. Meantime, flights from Bristol Airport to Jersey will be operating three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with fares starting from £14.99.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating the launch of our first flights from Bristol Airport to Aberdeen and Jersey for the first time. These routes further strengthen our network from Bristol and provide more connectivity for our customers whether they are reuniting with loved ones, connecting for business, or want to explore more of the UK this summer.

‘We are proud to be the largest airline in Bristol and remain committed to offering customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us.’

Dave Lees, CEO, Bristol Airport said: ‘We are delighted to welcome customers to easyJet’s services to Jersey and Aberdeen this weekend. Connectivity with the rest of the UK is extremely important and easyJet being our largest based airline has been integral to unlocking these key air links. We will continue to work with easyJet, enhancing and developing the route network for the future.

‘The routes offer improved choice and flexibility to customers wishing to travel within the UK and provides surety and confidence to customers when arranging the long-awaited family visit, a well-deserved holiday or business trip.’

‘Safety and security of our customers and colleagues remains our key priority and is at the forefront of all planning and preparations we have in place for customers. We will continue to work closely with airlines, the government, Department for Transport and Public Health England on the latest information as it becomes available.’

All customers booking flights with easyJet receive its ‘Protection Promise’. All easyJet customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee at any time up to two hours before departure.

easyJet launches two new routes to Jersey and Aberdeen from Bristol Airport

easyJet has announced the launch of two new domestic flights – from Bristol to Jersey and Aberdeen from Bristol to serve customers in the South West with more opportunities to reconnect with friends and family across the country or a city break to explore more of the UK this summer.

Flights from Bristol to Jersey will take off from July 10 and operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with fares starting at £14.99. Flights from Bristol to Aberdeen will take off from July 9 and operate four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with fares starting from £24.99.

Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager commented: ‘We know our customers can’t wait to be reunited with friends and family or have more opportunity to explore the UK so these news routes from Bristol should prove popular and will further strengthen our domestic network providing customers with even more choice.

‘We also know it is important to our customers to be reunited with loved ones overseas so we continue to urge the UK government to add more countries to the Green list – which can be done safely – to make this possible.

‘We continue to have some of the most flexible policies currently in place so customers can book with confidence and change their plans if they need to, making travel as easy as possible this summer.’

Dave Lees, CEO Bristol Airport, commented: ‘We’re delighted that easyJet are continuing to grow their schedule from Bristol Airport adding two destinations to Jersey and Aberdeen from July 2021 to the network. easyJet’s continued expansion of their Bristol base is a real vote of confidence in the region, and ensures that customers living in the South West will enjoy even more choice when it comes to the routes available from their local Airport.

‘Providing our region with more opportunities to connect with their friends, family and loved one’s as well as for business, tourism and education has never been important. Customers can also be reassured that the health, safety and security measures in place in aviation remains our key priority to support opportunities to return to travelling and connecting with each other again.’

Customers booking flights with easyJet can benefit from flexible booking policies under its ‘Protection Promise’, under which customers will now be able to change their flights this summer without a change fee, at any time up to two hours before departure, or request a voucher.

Loganair announces double daily flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen

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.

Loganair resumes passenger flights from Birmingham

Loganair has resumed passenger flights at Birmingham Airport on June 1, after the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown was lifted and the collapse of Flybe, with the re-establishment of non-stop jet services to Aberdeen.

The Birmingham-Aberdeen services will initially operate four times each week – on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays – which will increase to two flights each way per weekday from August 31. Loganair’s flights between Birmingham and Inverness will resume on July 6, and will also fly on four days per week initially before building to a daily service during August. The Glasgow-based airline is also planning to restore the former Flybe route linking Birmingham with the Isle of Man in the coming weeks.

Tom Screen, Aviation Director, Birmingham Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to see Loganair returning to flying from Birmingham, serving these key routes to Aberdeen and Inverness. The team at Loganair have placed significant emphasis on safety and we look forward to welcoming them and their customers through Birmingham in the coming week.’

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles said: ‘With many businesses turning their thoughts to re-starting work after the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK’s regional air connectivity will be more important than ever. For the sake of the recovery of the UK economy, we must enable key workers across the oil & gas, construction, service and healthcare sectors to travel swiftly, comfortably and safely throughout the country. As well as providing travel guidance on which basis businesses can plan, we believe today’s announcement will also lend confidence to people looking forward to visiting families and friends once social restrictions permit.’

All flights will be operated under the ‘Safe Steps to Healthy Flying’ protocols which Loganair announced on May 14 – becoming the first UK airline to set out detailed plans on how customer safety will be attained and maintained whilst Covid-19 is present. Loganair’s advice, which is in line with the guidelines announced by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), is available on its website.