Published on August 31st, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
Loganair to Operate New Routes to Dublin
Loganair has launched a newly revised schedule for the months ahead and into 2022 with two new routes included for Dublin. The airline has already announced that it will start a new service from Aberdeen to Dublin from 5th September with four times weekly frequency. Initially, the route will be operated on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday departing from Aberdeen at 10.20 with an 11.40 arrival in Dublin. The return service departs from Dublin after a 30 minute turnaround with a 13.30 arrival in Aberdeen. The route will be flown by an Embraer EMB-145 aircraft fitted with 49 passenger seats. This route will increase to a frequency of nine per week from summer 2022 with a daily service and additional flights on Monday and Friday.
The other new route to join the Loganair route network is Teeside to Dublin which will start on 27th May with a four times per week frequency. The airline is rebuilding its schedule since the pandemic and the plan for the next summer is to be flying over 1,300 flights per week, with 58,000 weekly seats available across 73 UK domestic and international routes. There is a boost at City of Derry where the London Stansted services will increase from 15 to 17 flights each week in the peak season and larger ATR72 aircraft will be deployed on the Liverpool-City of Derry route to provide more seats every day after a strong first summer on the route this year.
Commenting on the new routes and planned expansion in the months ahead, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Kay Ryan said: “We’ve already taken great steps to rebuild our network after the pandemic, and we’re looking forward to consolidating this progress over the year ahead. We’re therefore increasing frequency on several routes and will be bringing back international flights for the first time in several months. Of course, it’s vital that the prudence and discipline which has helped us to successfully chart a course through the pandemic is maintained. We’ll only add flights and routes where we are wholly confident that customer demand will support such moves. Yet, after two years of scaling back services, we’re delighted to be able to look ahead to a busy summer across our network in 2022.”