Loganair steps in to secure Glasgow to Derry air link
The regional carrier, which has a long history of operating between the two cities, will commence the link on Sunday 28 October – the day after Ryanair’s service ceases.
Operating five days per week, Loganair will utilise a 33-seat Saab 340 aircraft on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a larger, 50-capacity Saab 2000 aircraft used for Sunday evening services.
Lead-in fares for the route begin at £49.99 each way and all Loganair fares include a 20kg complimentary baggage allowance and complimentary in-flight refreshments. Extra flights will be added around key travel times including Christmas and New Year to meet demand.
“We’re delighted to be returning to a route which we first initiated all those years ago, while also ensuring its continuation following Ryanair’s recent announcement. We very much hope that our decision to secure the future of this air link will be of keen interest to those with family ties and football affiliations, as well as people with business in the two regions.”
Derry becomes Loganair’s 12th destination from Glasgow, the home base for Scotland’s Airline. Loganair has added Guernsey and Donegal to its Glasgow network this year and will also resume non-stop flights in May from Glasgow to Bergen in Norway for a second summer season.
“The Northern Irish city is a consistently-popular destination with our passengers and the announcement that Loganair will operate five services per week is very welcome news indeed.”
Regional & City Airport’s Contracts Director, Clive Coleman, said “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Scottish Airline, Loganair, back to City of Derry Airport. Loganair, was a key partner in the airport’s early years and we are very pleased to announce their return.”
Tickets are on sale and available via www.loganair.co.uk or by calling 0344 800 2855.