Loganair expands Glasgow-Donegal summer route schedule

Loganair expands Glasgow-Donegal summer route schedule
Loganair has flown to Donegal since the early 1990s (Image credit: Ronnie Robertson/Flickr)

Scottish regional airline Loganair will introduce an enhanced schedule of services between Glasgow and Donegal, delivering year-round flights and its “biggest-ever” summer programme.

Loganair’s summer schedule will commence from 19 May with three weekly flights, rising to four between 6 May and 17 August for the peak season.

The route will continue through to winter, with flights every Friday and Sunday, enabling “vital year-round connectivity”.

Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “Our expanded schedule between Glasgow and Donegal will enable more customers than ever to enjoy its outstanding scenery and world-famous craic, all year round.

“We have seen fantastic levels of support from customers for this service.”

Loganair has flown to Donegal since the early 1990s and the relaunch of its Glasgow route last year was welcomed by passengers, the airline said.

The service will again be operated by the ATR-42 aircraft. The summer schedule will initially run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with Saturdays being added for the peak holiday season.

Pictured: Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair (Image credit: Loganair)

Both Donegal and Glasgow airports welcomed the improved schedule.

Eilís Docherty, managing director of Donegal Airport, said: “Loganair’s commitment to a year-round schedule between Donegal and Glasgow demonstrates a real vote of confidence in this strategically important route.

“Passenger numbers in summer 2023 surpassed our expectations, and the additional frequency for 2024 will undoubtedly be welcomed by the existing loyal customer base.

“Year-round frequency gives the opportunity to develop the route and encourage further tourism travel between these two exciting regions.”

Andy Cliffe, CEO of AGS, which owns and operates Glasgow Airport, added: “We are thrilled to see Loganair expand its popular Glasgow to Donegal service, adding frequencies and extending to year-round service.

“Scottish travellers will be even better served in exploring this stunning region of Ireland, whilst Glasgow looks forward to welcoming our good neighbours from the other side of the water who seek to explore Scotland’s largest city and gateway to the country.”