Loganair adds to Summer 2022 schedule with three new routes
Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has continued to build on its network and UK-wide connectivity as it adds three further routes to its Summer 2022 programme.
The enhanced schedule will see services between Inverness and Dublin, Teesside and Southampton, and Shetland and Dundee take to the skies next year, while opening up further connectivity across the airline’s domestic network.
Loganair will recommence its Inverness and Dublin service for the first time since before the pandemic, flying from 27 May 2022 up to four times per week with lead in fares of £65.99 from Inverness or €76.15 from Dublin.
Additionally, Loganair will start connecting Teesside and Southampton, a route that had been cancelled by another operator. The new service for Loganair will commence on 27 March 2022, flying daily with the exception of Saturday, with a lead in fare of £70.99. The service provides the opportunity for passengers to fly from Aberdeen to Southampton with a one stop service where they can remain on the aircraft for the entire journey.
The new service between Shetland and Dundee will allow for an important one stop service between Shetland and London City for the first time. The route is set to commence from 9 May 2022 and will operate twice weekly on a Monday and Thursday for business and leisure travellers alike, with a lead in fare of £96.99 to Dundee and £129.99 to London. Customers flying from Shetland to Dundee or London City will now also be able to use their Air Discount Scheme for the entire journey.
Ahead of next Summer, this Winter marks a return Loganair’s successful direct Aberdeen-Bristol service for the first time since before the pandemic, replacing its current one-stop service between the two cities. The direct service will operate five times a week on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday with lead in fares of £79.99.
Loganair recently announced that it would return to international travel for the first time since the start of the pandemic, as it brings back services to both Stavanger and Bergen next year. The airline also announced a new route between Teesside and Dublin, while increasing the frequency of many of its domestic services to enhance UK connectivity.
Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “We are looking to 2022 with optimism and continuing to connect more and more of the UK as we are able to do.
“Customer booking patterns will remain an incredibly important factor for us as we review which services we operate and which destinations we add either frequency or additional seat capacity to. We’ve had a really positive reaction from customers so far for next summer and we look forward to welcoming old and new alike back on board.”
HIAL managing director Inglis Lyon, added: “Loganair’s routes expansion and the increasing frequency of its services is a further indication the aviation industry is emerging from the pandemic and reacting positively to pent up demand.
“I am particularly pleased our airports in Dundee and Shetland will offer direct flights which will provide greater connectivity between the two locations and also allow passengers to link to London City.
“It is especially pleasing to see Inverness and Dublin connecting once more and I am sure this popular route will see passengers take advantage of the leisure and business opportunities it presents.”