Loganair commences new routes to City of Derry, Dundee, Orkney and Shetland from Heathrow

Heathrow Airport has announced the launch of new routes operated by Loganair, a regional UK airline.

As announced in April, Loganair has started connecting Heathrow to the City of Derry, Dundee, Orkney and Shetland in addition to its existing Isle of Man service. City of Derry flights commenced from London Stansted on Saturday May 6, while flights to Dundee left from Heathrow for the first time in 40 years on Tuesday May 9.

The move has brought the first-ever link between City of Derry Airport and Heathrow, connected Sumburgh and Heathrow for the first time and restored the air link from Heathrow to Dundee.

Jonathan Hinkles, CEO, Loganair said: ‘These routes really take Loganair’s provision of regional connectivity to new heights and underline our credentials as the UK’s largest regional airline. We’re very grateful to the UK Government and BA for their support in securing these slots for domestic connectivity and it was great to see so many happy passengers boarding the new services today.

‘Maintaining and improving regional connectivity is one of the main levers of a powerful economy and with these new routes we’re offering business connections into the heart of London from some of the most remote communities in the UK.

‘Likewise, we’ve opened the door to enhanced tourism for places like Derry, Shetland and Orkney, while also giving all our passengers access to the incredible onward connections on offer at Heathrow. It truly is a game changer for regional commercial aviation.’

Joanna Taso, Aviation Director, Heathrow said: ‘We are delighted to be celebrating the inaugural Heathrow to Sumburgh via Dundee departure. Loganair’s new domestic routes to Dundee and the City of Derry will open up lifeline connectivity and global business opportunities via Heathrow, the UK’s gateway to the world. Their expanded operations are supported by our domestic passenger discount and demonstrate Heathrow’s longstanding commitment to regional connectivity.’

Loganair resumes its Cornwall and Manchester service

Loganair has resumed its service between Cornwall and Manchester, with the restart of flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay on February 10.

The UK-based largest regional airline will operate daily to provide customers with easy access for short or long breaks, and flexibility for business travellers. Loganair initially planned to recommence its Newquay routes in summer 2023 from March 26, 2023, but with increasing demand for the service, particularly during the February half-term holiday, the airline brought the route back onto sale in November 2022 for a February start.

In addition to the Cornwall-Manchester reconnection, flights will operate from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Newcastle, Edinburgh, and onward services are available to Aberdeen, the Isle of Man and the Scottish highlands and islands.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, said: ‘It’s great to be back at Cornwall Airport Newquay and to be able to offer our customers increased choice and year-round service.

‘Customer demand for Summer 2023 has been encouraging – so much so that we took the decision to bring forward the relaunch of our Manchester to Newquay service to today in time for half-term. We would strongly encourage customers to book early to avail of the best value fares.’

Amy Smith, Head of Commercial at Cornwall Airport Newquay, said: ‘The connection between Manchester and Newquay is and always has been one of our most popular routes. We’re delighted to have Loganair back serving this market, as well as other much needed connections to Scotland and the North. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Loganair to further build on the relationship and their commitment to Cornwall.’

Flights are available to book at www.loganair.co.uk, and all fares include a 15kg luggage allowance, discounts for children aged 11 and under, and a mandatory carbon offset charge as part the airlines innovative GreenSkies initiative. Regular travellers can also take advantage of the airline’s loyalty programme – Clan Loganair.

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.’

Loganair advances relaunch of Manchester – Cornwall route

Scottish regional airline Loganair has said that it is resuming its route between Cornwall Airport Newquay and Manchester from February 10 – earlier than planned.

The airline had planned to recommence routes within its summer 2023 schedule from March 26, 2023. However, with increasing demand for a direct service between Newquay and Manchester for the February half term holiday, the airline has decided to resume the route earlier than previously scheduled.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, said: ‘We’re very pleased to announce the early recommencement of our Newquay – Manchester route benefiting those with February half-term travel plans.

‘We continue to work closely with the teams at both airports and are keen to maximise the potential of this route in line with our continued commitment to UK regionally connectivity.’

Amy Smith, Head of Commercial at Cornwall Airport Newquay said ‘It is fantastic that Loganair have decided to return to Cornwall earlier than expected. Cornwall is more than a summer destination and this February start as a result of the demand the airline is seeing is a good indication of that.

‘We’re anticipating continued strong growth in passenger numbers next year and are very pleased that Loganair will play a key part in that as one of our valued airline partners.’

The new service will operate daily, on a mix of Loganair’s 72-seat ATR-72’s and 49-seat ERJ-145’s offering customers short breaks or longer stays for business and leisure purposes. The one hour and 25 minute flight will initially depart at 12.45 from Newquay, moving to twice daily with departure times of 10.35 and 14.00 on select dates from April. Fares commence from £59.97 one-way and are inclusive of 15kg of luggage. Flights are now available to book.

Loganair flights to Edinburgh and Newcastle from Cornwall Airport Newquay will recommence throughout Loganair’s summer 2023 schedule from March. Customers travelling from Cornwall Airport Newquay can also benefit from Loganair’s regional network and join onward connections from Manchester to Aberdeen, Isle of Man and Inverness.

Norwich Airport announces resumption of flights to Exeter

Norwich Airport has said that flights between Norwich and Exeter resumed on March 7 with Loganair, reconnecting the two major cities for both business and leisure travellers.

Loganair, one of UK’s leading regional airlined, will operate the twice weekly direct service between Norwich and Exeter on Mondays and Fridays until March 25. Flights will then increase to four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for the spring and summer seasons.

Richard Pace, Managing Director at Norwich Airport, said: ‘It’s fantastic to see the link between Norwich and Exeter has returned. This is a key route for business travel, leisure travel and those visiting friends and family.

‘With the growth of the staycation market, we’re delighted to have this domestic route running as it re-establishes key connectivity between East Anglia and the South-West and makes a trip to Devon really appealing.’

Operated using a 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet, the route will see fares starting from £64 one-way from Norwich. Reservations for Loganair’s service between Norwich and Exeter can be made by visiting www.loganair.co.uk or via local travel agents.

The airport also announced the full list of destinations reached directly from Norwich Airport in 2022: Bulgaria (Bourgas), Cyprus (Paphos), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Rhodes), Italy (Bergamo, gateway to the Italian Lakes), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Spain – Balearics (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca), Spain – Canaries (Tenerife), and Turkey (Dalaman). Plus, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Exeter in the UK, a summer service to Jersey, with Blue Islands and day trips and short breaks to Lapland.

In addition, customers may gain connectivity to over 150 destinations worldwide with KLM via Amsterdam.

British Airways and Loganair expand codeshare agreement to include 18 new routes

British Airways and Loganair have recently announced a major expansion of their codeshare agreement, offering more choice and connectivity for customers travelling across the UK.

The expansion to 18 new routes will now give British Airways’ customers access to 38 of Loganair’s UK routes, allowing customers to book onward connections from destinations across the airline’s route network, or point to point travel in the UK more easily through British Airways’ website.

Loganair’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Hinkles, said: ‘We’re delighted to mark Loganair’s 60th anniversary with the expansion of our partnership with British Airways. Today’s addition of no fewer than 18 routes is great news for connectivity to and from the UK regions, and we’re confident that the ability to enjoy Executive Club benefits and a new range of seamless flight connections when flying on selected Loganair routes will bring welcome new choice for British Airways’ customers when flying in the UK regions. The development cements what we believe to be the longest-running relationship between two UK airlines, and it’s a partnership which will continue to deliver for customers throughout the UK.’

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: ‘It is great news to be expanding our longstanding codeshare agreement with Loganair. This will create better connectivity and offer more choice for our customers between UK regions and destinations all over the world thanks to our expansive global route network and Loganair’s extensive regional services.’

Routes now available to book include: Aberdeen to Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, and Southampton; City of Derry to London and Liverpool; Cornwall Airport Newquay to Manchester; Exeter to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle; Isle of Man to Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester; Inverness to Birmingham; Norwich to Aberdeen and Edinburgh and Teesside to Southampton.

Customers who book onto these selected routes operated by Loganair through ba.com can also earn Avios and Tier points as part of British Airways’ Executive Club programme.

British Airways’ customers travelling from Aberdeen or the Isle of Man to Manchester will also now be able to connect onto British Airways’ code share flights on other carriers, including oneworld partners, from the north-west hub. Destinations include New York, Barbados and Orlando.

Loganair announces new Scotland-Wales flight service

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has launched its new service between Edinburgh and Cardiff, starting August 2.

Flights will be operated on Loganair’s 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jets, with prices on the 1hr 25 min trip starting at £49.99 one way including taxes and charges. Tickets are now on sale, and all Loganair fares include a free checked baggage allowance.

The direct flights – five per week in each direction – represent the last major route to be restored by Loganair and other carriers, reintroducing the domestic connectivity lost when Flybe collapsed in March 2020. The flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday. The Cardiff service adds to the eight others already flown from Edinburgh by Loganair, including Southampton, Newquay and the Isle of Man.

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: ‘I know many of our customers – both business and leisure – have been waiting for this service to resume, and we are very pleased to be able to add Cardiff to our Edinburgh roster.

‘Importantly, these services fill gaps left by the collapse of Flybe, with almost every lost domestic destination now being restored by Loganair and other carriers over the coming months.’

Kate Sherry, aviation director at Edinburgh Airport, said: ‘We’re excited to be reconnecting the capitals of Scotland and Wales, a route which will allow family members to reunite as well as enable people to enjoy a well-earned break in Edinburgh and Cardiff. It’s been an extremely tough period and we know people are looking forward to enjoying some time away from home, and this is further good news as the airport looks to provide those opportunities for our passengers. Loganair is a valued partner and its confidence in Edinburgh Airport is welcome now and going forward.’

Spencer Birns, CEO at Cardiff Airport said: ‘We’re pleased that Loganair has stepped in to re-establish a vital connection between Wales and Scotland with a regular Cardiff-Edinburgh service. Customers will once again be able to fly easily for business and to visit friends and family, as well as have the opportunity to travel for a well-earned city break or to explore Scotland’s beautiful scenery.

‘It is a top priority for us to re-instate routes lost as a result of the pandemic, and we are delighted that Scotland’s airline has announced this essential service for our customers, increasing regional connectivity from Wales. We look forward to working closely with the Loganair team going forward.’

Loganair has a comprehensive FlySafe protocol in place requiring all customers, unless medically exempt, to wear face coverings; social distancing through boarding and disembarkation; and additional aircraft cleaning and sanitisation between every flight. These protocols will remain in place for as long as reasonably required through public health precautions, it said.

Further, Loganair’s FlexProtect programme allows customers to change their bookings or obtain a refund, if there is a change in Government legislation or rules that affects their travel plan.

Loganair resumes flights to Exeter from Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport has said that Loganair has resumed flights between Newcastle and Exeter.

Suitably scheduled for both business and leisure travel, the new flights will operate every Monday and Friday throughout May before increasing to every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June. Flights are available from £76.66 one way, and are on sale now at Loganair.co.uk, the airport said.

Exeter is the third Loganair route to resume at Newcastle Airport, with Aberdeen and Southampton flights already operating. The airline is also planning to introduce a new route to Newquay which will operate every Monday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer season.

In addition, Loganair will also begin a new route to Jersey from Newcastle on June 25, operating three times a week between the North East and the popular Channel Island destination.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘Connectivity between the North East and rest of the UK is extremely important and Loganair has been integral to unlocking these key air links.

‘I am delighted that this route has been restored, catering for both business passengers as well as passengers planning a holiday or visiting family and friends in the South West of the UK.

‘As the demand for travel continues to increase we have been working hard to ensure the terminal is a safe environment for all. Our Ten Point Plan of safety measures includes an enhanced cleaning regime and over 100 hand sanitiser stations within the terminal for our passengers to use.’

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: ‘We believe the return of this service will prove extremely popular with North East travellers, showing as it does Loganair’s continued commitment to providing domestic connectivity for both leisure and business customers despite the severe damage which has been caused to the aviation industry by the Covid-19 pandemic.’

Loganair announces new direct routes connecting East Anglia with Norwich, Exeter

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has announced the launch of new air routes connecting East Anglia with the South-West of England with flights to Norwich and Exeter.

The service, which starts on July 12, will operate a four flights per week service across the summer season on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday – moving to Monday and Friday flights from September onwards. The 70-minute flight will be operated on Loganair’s 49-seat Embraer 145 jets and can be a more convenient way to travel than rail connections via London or the 320-mile road journey.

Fares start from £49.99 one-way including all taxes and charges. All Loganair fares include a free checked baggage allowance, and tickets are on sale from today at www.loganair.co.uk. The service links existing Loganair destinations. Norwich is already served from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Jersey, and Exeter from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. Loganair also said that its Edinburgh-Norwich services, originally planned to resume in September, will now recommence on July 12.

Loganair Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles said: ‘We are very pleased to expand our commitment to Norwich and Exeter with this direct service, connecting two important UK business and leisure locations. We’re sure this new connection will be warmly welcomed by customers travelling for work reasons and by those – just as soon as they can – travelling to visit friends and family.

‘The need for domestic connectivity has been clearly recognised by the UK Government with its stated intention to reform Air Passenger Duty on domestic flights. There is no doubt the high level of APD has historically rendered such links as Norwich to Exeter economically difficult to sustain.

‘The fact that 42 of Flybe’s 46 lost domestic routes have now been restored also shows the resilience and the importance of supporting the UK’s domestic airlines and this ‘team effort’ across the industry is something of which we should we all be proud.’

Exeter Airport Operations Director Stephen Wiltshire said: ‘It’s marvellous that Loganair is re-establishing the link between Exeter and Norwich, which is a key route for business, tourism and reconnecting family and friends kept apart by the pandemic.

‘Importantly, this launch fills another gap left by the collapse of Flybe, with almost every domestic destination from Exeter now being restored by Loganair and other carriers over the coming months.’

Norwich Airport Managing Director Richard Pace said: ‘We’re delighted Loganair is re-establishing the link between Norwich and Exeter. We also welcome Loganair’s decision to restart the route to Edinburgh in July. In launching these routes, Loganair is putting its trust in the UK Government to deliver on its promise to reduce domestic Air Passenger Duty which is critical to the recovery and sustainability of domestic flying.’

Loganair announces new service connecting Teesside International and Bristol

Loganair, the UK-based regional airline, has announced the launch of a new air route between Teesside International and Bristol.

The new service will start on May 24, and will operate a service in each direction Monday to Friday and on Sundays. The 70-minute flight will leave Teesside on weekdays at 14.25, with the return flight departing from Bristol 16.05. Fares start from £49.99 one-way including all taxes and charges. All Loganair fares include a free checked baggage allowance, and tickets will go on sale from March 9.

Loganair Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles said: ‘We are very pleased to expand our commitment to Teesside International with this direct service to Bristol, connecting two important UK business locations. We’re sure that the new connection will be warmly welcomed by customers travelling for work reasons and by those – just as soon as they can – travelling to visit friends and family.’

‘Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech was effusive in his praise of what is being achieved on Teesside, and the awarding of one of the eight English free ports to Teesside and the Treasury’s new economic campus to Darlington emphasises this is one of the UK’s areas of growing importance.

‘Our Teesside to Heathrow service starts today, and these announcements mean we are already looking at increasing flights to London.’

Bristol Airport CEO Dave Lees said: ‘Frequent flights between Bristol and the North of England help foster strong links for business and tourism, which is why Loganair’s new Teesside service is such great news. Teesside is a convenient gateway from which to explore the North England, just as Bristol Airport is the ideal starting point for visitors to South West England and South Wales.’

Loganair returned to Teesside – under its new ownership – on February 1 after an absence of over two years. Since then the airline has established on the key route to Aberdeen; has added London Heathrow flights and is introducing flights from Teesside to Belfast City, Dublin, Jersey and Cornwall Airport Newquay over the coming weeks.

The new service will become the airline’s seventh route at Teesside. As part of the renewed partnership with Teesside International, Loganair has named one of its Embraer 145 jets Spirit of Teesside.