Loganair commences services to Brussels and Stavanger from Newcastle

Scottish airline Loganair has launched its first ever services from Newcastle Airport to Brussels and the Norwegian city of Stavanger.

The flight services to the two European cities were previously operated by flybmi, which went into administration on February 16, prompting Loganair to step in to secure the important routes.

Loganair is providing early morning double daily rotations between the North East and the Belgian capital of Brussels between Monday and Thursday, while also operating two evening departures on Friday and Sunday. It is also offering six services per week to Norway’s Oil Capital, Stavanger on weekdays and Sunday.

Loganair’s commercial director, Kay Ryan said: ‘The Brussels service heralds the first time we’ve ever served either Newcastle or Belgium so it could be said this is a historic day for the airline. We’re also pleased to start operating between Stavanger and the North East – which is a popular route for both the energy sector and holidaymakers.

‘We’re excited about building our presence in Newcastle and bookings on these two routes have been really positive.’

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle Airport, said: ‘It is fantastic to welcome the Loganair team to Newcastle Airport today, to celebrate not only a brand-new airline to the region but also the continuation of two popular routes.

‘I’m sure our passengers will enjoy flying with Loganair to Brussels and Stavanger. Both destinations offer a great city break experience – with Stavanger famed for its natural wonders and Brussels for its historic old town and architecture.

‘Loganair offer a great product, high levels of customer service and excellent flight times. With departures six days a week to both destinations and tickets starting from GBP84, I’m confident the services will be welcomed by both our business and leisure passengers.’

Lead-in fares between Newcastle and Brussels start from £84, while tickets to Stavanger start from £85.99. All reservations include 20kg of complimentary hold luggage and passengers are eligible to join Loganair’s loyalty programme, Clan Loganair. Tickets are available to book online at www.loganair.co.uk, the airport said.

Loganair to offer new Carlisle Lake District route from Dublin

Dublin Airport has said that Loganair will operate a new service between Dublin and Carlisle Lake District Airport starting July.

The airline will operate its five times weekly service with a 33-seater Saab 340B aircraft from July 4. Tickets are now on sale for booking, the airport said.

‘The Lake District is a stunningly beautiful area in the UK and we are delighted to add it as a new destination to our route network,’ said Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison. ‘I have no doubt that this new route will be popular in both directions for Irish and British customers. We will work closely with Loganair to promote its new service.’

Loganair Commercial Director Kay Ryan, added, ‘There is huge demand for passengers in Ireland to visit Carlisle, which is home to major engineering, manufacturing and logistics industries and serves as a gateway to the Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We also anticipate strong interest from passengers in Carlisle and the Scottish Borderlands area who are eager to spend time in Ireland.’

Dublin Airport has recently been named one of the best airports in the world in a global ranking of passenger experience. Dublin Airport was the joint winner in its category of European Airports that have 25-40 million passengers per year in the Airports Council International (ACI) World Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. Dublin shared its category win with Oslo Gardermoen and Zurich.

Dublin Airport’s US Pre Clearance facilities offer British passengers the opportunity to use Dublin as a gateway to America.

Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 56 airlines. Last year Dublin Airport welcomed 31.5 million passengers, a six percent increase on 2017.

Loganair announces new Carlisle route to Belfast

Loganair has announced plans to commence a new service from George Best Belfast City Airport to Carlisle Lake District Airport starting July 2019, an online report said.

The Belfast – Carlisle route will operate five flights per week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting July 4, 2019. The service will be operated on a 33 seat Saab 340 aircraft.

Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said: ‘There is significant demand from both business and leisure passengers in Northern Ireland for an affordable air link to the Lake District and southern Scotland, and we are therefore delighted to welcome both a new route and a new airline.

‘The route will connect the local market with major businesses in Cumbria and provide a gateway to the stunning Lake District.

‘The Loganair service will accommodate affordable and convenient access to the region whilst being of strategic importance to Belfast City Airport where developing our route network remains a primary aim.’
Kay Ryan, Commercial Director at Loganair said:’ We’re extremely pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale linking Belfast City Airport and Carlisle Lake District.

‘With journey times of less than one hour, the Lake District is a fantastic holiday destination so the schedule is designed to offer flexibility when choosing travel plans. Equally, we anticipate strong interest from passengers in Carlisle and the Scottish Borderlands eager to spend time in Northern Ireland.

‘The region’s economy is also thriving, and this new route provides the opportunity to do business in Carlisle’s lucrative engineering, manufacturing and logistics industries.’

Flights can now be booked at www.loganair.co.uk with one way fares starting at £39.99, including taxes and charges as well as a 20kg checked baggage allowance, the report said.

Loganair to launch new London Southend service from Aberdeen

Aberdeen Airport has announced a new service by Loganair to London Southend.

The new route is part of Loganair’s plan to introduce three major new routes – Glasgow, Stornoway and Aberdeen – between Scotland and London Southend Airport.

As per the plan, Aberdeen will have three non-stop flights to London Southend each way every weekday from May 12, together with Sunday services. The travel times are 1 hour and 35 minutes from Aberdeen – followed by a 53-minute train service directly into central London’s Liverpool Street station. The services will all be operated by Loganair’s Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft,

Loganair’s Managing Director, Jonathan Hinkles, said, ‘We’re incredibly excited to be offering the first new air links between London and northern Scotland in many years. These new fast and frequent flights to London’s favourite airport, together with our inclusive checked baggage allowance and on-board service, make this a hugely significant development for both Scotland-London air links and Loganair.’

‘Southend is a very convenient and well-positioned gateway to the capital. It has been voted the UK’s Best Airport three times, perfectly complementing Loganair’s recently earned European Airline of the Year accolade.

Steve Szalay, Aberdeen International Airport Managing Director said: ‘Regional connectivity to London is essential to Aberdeen for both business and leisure purposes and London Southend offers a new alternative for our passengers.

‘The beauty of the new London Southend service lies in the ease of access to central London. With train services to Liverpool Street taking less than an hour, passengers can reach the heart of London in quick time and get their trip off to the best possible start.

‘Southend itself offers seaside fun with its historic pier, great views of the Estuary and seven miles of beaches and makes for the perfect staycation destination.

‘We warmly welcome the London Southend service operated by Loganair and look forward to seeing our passengers take advantage of improved London connectivity.’

Loganair will reportedly be the only airline flying to London whose fares all include a 20kg checked baggage allowance. Fares will start from £49.99 from Aberdeen to London Southend. Tickets are on sale at www.loganair.co.uk and via major travel agency systems including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport under Loganair’s LM flight code.

Loganair to restart services to Durham Tees Valley and Aberdeen from Norwich Airport

Scottish airline Loganair has said that it has restarted flight services between Norwich and Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) for the first time in two decades.

Starting October 15, the regional airline is providing a six-day, direct service from East Anglia to England’s North East. Passengers from Norwich will also be able to travel onward from DTVA to Aberdeen. The same-plane service will operate on six days per week from Sunday to Friday. The new routes mark the beginning of Loganair’s presence in Durham Tees Valley, and add Aberdeen to Loganair’s network of services from Norwich.

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s commercial director said: ‘It’s fantastic to commence services on these two routes, acting as an important gateway for the region’s energy sector.

‘Our team has been working hard to build relationships with corporate and agency partners, which are essential to the long-term sustainability of the operation.

‘For anyone looking to venture further north, the daily link to Norwich is by far the fastest way to travel between Aberdeen and the South East of England. Land transportation takes up to five and a half hours or a number of different rail connections so we’d strongly encourage anyone in the business community with links to either destination to opt for aviation next time they are making the trip.’

Customers looking to travel further north can also connect to Loganair’s network across Scotland’s Highland’s and Islands from Aberdeen, or through it’s code-share agreement with the airline’s sister company bmi Regional, which provides routes to the Danish seaport of Esbjerg and Norway’s capital Oslo.

The new services will be operated using a 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Flights from Norwich will depart at 16:00 from Sunday to Friday, arriving in DTVA at 17:00 and then in Aberdeen at 18:20 hours. Flights will leave Aberdeen at 13:00 from Sunday to Friday and will leave DTVA at 14:20 for the one-hour flight south to Norwich. Lead-in fares from Norwich to DTVA commence at £49.99 and £89.99 between Norwich and Aberdeen, Norwich Airport said.

All Loganair fares include a complimentary 20kg checked baggage allowance and in-flight refreshments.

Loganair to launch Durham Tees Valley service from Norwich, onward to Aberdeen

Scottish regional airline Loganair has announced plans to launch new services from Norwich Airport to Durham Tees Valley Airport for the first time in two decades.

In addition, passengers from Norwich will also be able to make the onward connection from DTVA to Aberdeen. The two routes will commence on October 15.

Loganair will introduce non-stop flights between East Anglia and the North East of England on six-days per week, while also providing up to three weekday direct services between the Granite City and DTVA with one flight on Sunday. With the new service residents of Norfolk will be able to travel from Norwich to Aberdeen on a one-stop-same-plane service via DTVA in around two hours and 20 minutes, five days per week.

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s Managing Director said: ‘Reinstating an air service between Durham Tees Valley Airport and Norwich after a gap of 20 years is another important milestone in Loganair’s 55-year history and we’re delighted to mark the occasion.’

‘The increased connectivity by Loganair will bring tremendous benefits for those involved in the offshore energy industries in East Anglia, Tees Valley and Aberdeen regions, which are home to many different companies and individuals working in both the traditional oil and gas market as well as the burgeoning renewable energy industry.’

‘Our competitive fares and business-friendly schedule is a much more attractive offering than the current five-and-a-half-hour drive between Norwich and Durham – something businesses will be keen to hear about.’

Richard Pace, Chief Executive of Norwich Airport, said: ‘Loganair’s new service to Durham Tees Valley Airport puts the North East within easy reach and we’re delighted that the service will start in October. It’s further evidence of Norwich Airport’s growing connectivity, offering even more choice for people to travel from their local airport.’

The new services will be operated by a 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Flights from Norwich will depart at 16:00 hours from Sunday to Friday, arriving in DTVA at 17:00. Flights will depart from DTVA to Aberdeen at 17:10 hours Sunday to Friday and 20:20 hours, Thursday and Friday for the one-hour sector to Scotland’s NE. Return flights from Aberdeen will leave at 13:00 hours on Sunday to Friday arriving in DTVA one hour later, for the southbound connection to Norwich. Lead-in fares from Norwich to DTVA commence at £49.99 and £89.99 between Norwich and Aberdeen, Norwich said in a release.

In addition, both of the new DTVA routes will benefit from a codeshare with Loganair’s sister company bmi Regional. Passengers travelling north via Aberdeen can access onward links to Orkney, Shetland, the Danish seaport of Esbjerg and Norway’s capital, Oslo.

Loganair announces schedule changes in Dundee/London link

Loganair is planning to change the schedule of its Dundee-London Stansted flights to suit the convenience of business community and regular passengers, the Courier has reported.

Flybe said that its flight partner Loganair, which launched the public service obligation route in March, is introducing the new flight times after extensive consultation with business community and service users, including a passenger survey carried out by Dundee Airport. Almost 90% of Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce members who responded to the survey were in favour of the proposed business-friendly time changes, it said.

Accordingly, from January 4 the afternoon north and southbound services will take off later to allow daily passengers longer working days before leaving for the airport. The change will be especially useful for commuters returning to Dundee, it said.

With the traffic congestion on the Stansted airport route, which is more than an hour from central London, commuters have had to begin their journeys by mid-afternoon for checking-in on time for the 6.25pm flights. Starting Sunday, that flight will now leave at 7pm. The corresponding flight from Dundee to Stansted has been moved from 4.25pm to 4.50pm.

Loganair chief operating officer, Phil Preston, said: ‘The amendments to the Dundee-Stansted service are being introduced to increase convenience for business passengers. We consulted extensively with the business community, with the goal of making modifications to the service to further meet their needs and, overall, it has been an extremely useful process.’

Dundee Airport manager, Derrick Lang, said: ‘We welcome Loganair’s decision to introduce a more business-friendly evening schedule in response to feedback from our survey. The later evening departures will ensure that business travellers can make the most of their working day. It’s encouraging that Loganair have listened to local businesses and changed the schedule to suit their needs.

‘Hopefully this will encourage those who haven’t yet tried the service to do so. We will continue to work with Loganair and other partners to promote the route.’

Loganair’s single rotation service on Sundays will also operate the new departure times from Dundee and Stansted.

Loganair Offers New and Expanded Services from Glasgow Airport

Loganair, a Scotland-based airline, is launching its new Sunday service between Glasgow Airport in Scotland and Leeds Bradford Airport in Yorkshire, UK. The airline was previously only offering a service from Glasgow to Leeds Bradford airport twice a week.

The Sunday service is being operated in the evening and will use a 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft, with airfares for the route commencing at £59.99 one way.

Phil Preston, the airline chief operating officer, said, ‘We are delighted to be able to add an additional Sunday service on the Glasgow to Leeds Bradford route.

We have been really impressed with our passenger numbers since we took over the original weekday services earlier this year, and decided to introduce the additional Sunday flights to offer both our business and leisure users even greater connectivity from two of Britain’s most popular gateway destinations.’

Amanda McMillan, the managing director of Glasgow Airport, said, ‘This is great news from Loganair as there is undoubtedly demand for more than just midweek flights between the two airports.

Glasgow and Leeds may be two of the biggest financial centres in the UK, but both areas are also popular with tourists so the addition of weekend capacity on the route is very welcome.’

Loganair has also previously announced the expansion of its service from Glasgow Airport to Shetland, during the school holiday period in October. The airline is offering a total of six extra flights on the route during the two-week school holiday period, commencing from October 12, 2012.