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Published on April 19th, 2023 | by Alan Dwyer

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City of Derry Airport to be Served from Heathrow

The City of Derry Airport is to receive a direct link to London Heathrow starting in May. The PSO (Public Service Obligation) route serving Derry from London Stansted will be moved to London Heathrow Terminal 2. Loganair has recently gained additional access to slots at Heathrow, and subject to UK Government approval will transfer the route across to the bigger London airport. Passengers will be able to book single-ticket with connections to and from the City of Derry via London Heathrow to 119 destinations in 56 countries. The route will be served up to three times daily on weekdays with a least one service each way on the weekend.

Commenting on the change of London Airports for the Loganair services, Loganair Chief Executive, Jonathon Hinkles said, “The move to Heathrow truly is a game-changer for UK regional air services. Alongside excellent ground transport links into central London, the new range of global flight connections will bring new inward investment opportunities and tourism into the UK’s regions, together with enabling travellers to use their local airport to fly worldwide for the first time.”

Also commenting was the Managing Director at the City of Derry Airport, Steve Frazer who said: “This proposed switch to London Heathrow from City of Derry Airport is an exciting time for the airport. Not only will this provide direct connectivity to London’s premier airport, it also creates a ‘Gateway to the World’ via one of the world’s best international hubs. This will be a significant step for economic and strategic growth across the Northwest, all from your convenient local airport.”

And Heathrow Chief Commercial Officer, Ross Baker added, “Welcoming further Loganair services to Heathrow is exciting, with UK passengers and businesses set to benefit from hundreds of onward connections around the world. Our domestic charging discounts will continue to support further growth in our domestic network – which is vital to strengthen our role as the UK’s hub airport, helping to level up investment across the country, while connecting more people and businesses to global growth.”

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