Published on June 2nd, 2023 | by Alan Dwyer0
Loganair Partners with Aer Lingus
Loganair has increased its global connectivity options for its passengers following the announcement of a new interline agreement with Aer Lingus. The UK’s largest regional airline has partnered up with the Irish flag carrier, offering customers new access to North American routes via both Dublin and Manchester. Loganair currently flies direct to Dublin from Aberdeen and Inverness, meaning customers bound for the United States can now access Aer Lingus’ transatlantic destinations with the added advantage of clearing US Immigration at Dublin before departure, removing the requirement to be cleared upon arrival stateside.
Additionally, Loganair passengers from the Isle of Man and Newquay can also connect to the Aer Lingus North Atlantic network via the Manchester hub, further increasing regional connectivity. Likewise, the partnership means Aer Lingus customers can now travel to the above Scottish airports via Loganair, as well as Manchester, increasing Ireland’s connections with the UK and offering access to all of Loganair’s network.
This summer will also see Aer Lingus operate its largest-ever North American programme with 2.25 million seats on sale across 19 transatlantic routes. Aer Lingus now joins Loganair’s existing partnerships alongside carriers such as British Airways, Emirates, and United Airlines, giving customers access to global onward travel from some of the UK’s most remote communities.
Commenting on the interline agreement, Loganair Chief Executive, Jonathan Hinkles said, “Loganair are incredibly pleased to announce this partnership with Aer Lingus, which adds to our ever-increasing portfolio of interline and codeshare agreements. Through our partnership, customers flying to America from Scotland via Dublin can clear customs in Ireland before departure and enter the US with the comfort of knowing they can start their vacation as soon as they land stateside. We look forward to working with Aer Lingus long into the future.”
Also commenting was the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer at Aer Lingus, Reid Moody who added, “As we enter into peak summer with our largest transatlantic schedule to date, we are delighted to announce our interline agreement with Loganair, giving customers that are connecting from Manchester and Dublin more access and choice to North America. Today, close to 40% of our transatlantic passengers connect in Dublin, which we hope will now increase with this new partnership. We look forward to welcoming new customers on board to experience Aer Lingus’ transatlantic experience as well as the added advantage of clearing US preclearance pre-departure in Dublin airport meaning you arrive like a local stateside.’’