Loganair spreads its wings with six new routes

posted on 10th September 2019 by Justin Burns
Loganair spreads its wings with six new routes

Scottish regional carrier Loganair continues to expand its network after unveiling six routes to commence in 2020 with new connections from Glasgow, Aberdeen and Newcastle.

These include Glasgow to Cardiff with a 49-seat Embraer 145 aircraft from 27 February, Newcastle to Bergen with a 37-seat Embraer 135 aircraft starting on 26 April and a seasonal route from Newcastle to Guernsey operated with an Embraer 135 from 23 May.

From Aberdeen, the carrier will fly to Haugesund with a 49-seat Embraer aircraft from 24 February, to East Midlands also with an Embraer 145 starting on 24 February and to Brussels via Newcastle with a 37-seat Embraer 135 aircraft from 28 October.

The Scottish carrier will provide daily services to Cardiff with the remaining year-round schedules operating six days per week, excluding Saturdays.

The developments are the latest phase of the Scottish airline’s ‘Where next?’ programme, expanding its route map both within the UK and across northern and mainland Europe – introducing 19 routes since the beginning of 2019 – now ranking as the UK’s 5th largest airline by number of flights operated.

Loganair now operates to a total of 36 destinations in seven countries utilising a fleet of 45 aircraft, which includes more domestic options than any other carrier.

Loganair’s managing director, Jonathan Hinkles said: “These new routes further expand the airline’s reach across both the UK and Northern Europe – taking our jets to new destinations while introducing additional connections between airports we already serve.

“The energy market offers a lot of potential and these routes ensure Newcastle and Aberdeen are connected with Bergen and Haugesund, which in combination with recently announced services from Norwich mean these key energy regions are now easily within reach of one and other as part of Loganair’s overall network.

“Notably, I’m extremely pleased to be able to announce a new route to Aberdeen from East Midlands after being welcomed as the airport’s newest operator only last week – quickly building our presence in the region.

‘We’re also excited to begin serving Cardiff, operating flights between Scotland and Wales’s biggest cities – a route which is as important for business as it is for leisure.

“As the airline continues to grow, we’re continually looking for ways to enhance connectivity and convenience for our customers, spreading our wings further once again.”