Published on May 25th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Loganair Starts City of Derry to Liverpool Route
The new Loganair service between the City of Derry Airport and Liverpool started on Monday. Loganair is initially offering flights four days a week on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, increasing to a daily service from late June. The 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet based at the airport supports 15 direct jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers in the area. Loganair has had an association with the City of Derry since it first opened in April 1980.
Steve Frazer, Managing Director City of Derry Airport thanked Loganair for their commitment to regional connectivity from the North West. Increasing the frequency of the Liverpool flights to seven days a week from the end of June will also offer maximum choice and flexibility to both business and leisure travellers. He continued with, “We are very pleased that Loganair has stepped in to re-establish this important route for CODA which we are confident will play a key role in recovery for the tourism and hospitality industry in our region. These two great cities have so much in common, from history and heritage to popular culture, as well as many Premier League football fans being based in the North West, the direct connection with our new air link gives us huge optimism for the future.”
Also commenting was Loganair’s Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles who joined in welcoming the launch of their new Liverpool route. He paid a special tribute to the “exemplary” locally-based team who had also maintained the London service without interruption during the challenging previous 14 months. “It is wonderful to celebrate their superb efforts today by re-doubling our commitment to City of Derry’s air links which we firmly believe augurs well for the future.” Loganair has operated a twice daily service connecting the City of Derry from Stansted during the pandemic. The airline will restart its service to Glasgow in June.