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Loganair launches hatrick of new routes

Posted 26 March 2019 · Add Comment

Loganair celebrated the launch of two new European destinations and its first operations out of Newcastle Airport, as the airline heralded the addition of three more routes to its network.

It commenced services to Brussels and the Norwegian city of Stavanger from Newcastle while north of the border the first flights between Glasgow and Dusseldorf took to the skies.

The carrier also officially opened its Newcastle base, its second outside of Scotland, alongside Norwich.

Airlinks to the two European cities were previously operated by flybmi, which went into administration on February 16, prompting Loganair to step in to secure the important routes.

The carrier is providing early morning double daily rotations between the North East and the Brussels between Monday and Thursday, while also operating two evening departures on Friday and Sunday. Marking the first time Loganair has included Belgium within its network, the schedule enables a full working day in the European Union’s administrative capital, overnight trips or a number of different weekend options.

It is also offering six services per week to Norway’s Oil Capital, Stavanger on weekdays and Sunday.

Dusseldorf is Loganair’s first destination in Continental Europe from Glasgow as the carrier stepped in to secure the Dusseldorf route after news that previous operator, Eurowings was terminating the service. the route supports important cultural and business links between the west of Scotland and the North Rhine – Westphalia region of Germany

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s managing director said: “We’re tremendously proud to be officially starting three new routes on the same day.

“It marks a further extension of our reach in mainland Europe alongside an additional base in the England – our second outside of Scotland.

“The entire team has worked really hard in the build up to these three launches, in what has been an exceptionally busy time for the airline.

“With each schedule designed with flexibility for business and leisure passengers in mind, bookings have been really positive.”

Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport Managing Director said: “We are immensely proud to be able to share in this milestone moment with our airline partner Loganair.

“Jonathan and his team deserve a lot of credit for continually enhancing both the airline’s fleet and connectivity since launching the Loganair brand just 18 months ago.

“It’s great to see Scotland’s airline operating to Dusseldorf, which has always been a very popular destination with our passengers.”

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle Airport, said: “It is fantastic to welcome the Loganair team to Newcastle Airport today, to celebrate not only a brand-new airline to the region but also the continuation of two popular routes.
“I’m sure our passengers will enjoy flying with Loganair to Brussels and Stavanger. Both destinations offer a great city break experience - with Stavanger famed for its natural wonders and Brussels for its historic old town and architecture.

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