Airlines Loganair announces major route expansion for 2020

Scottish airline Loganair has announced a major network expansion for 2020. Six new routes will be added to the carrier´s portfolio.

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Over the course of this new route offensive, Loganair will offer both additional capacity on popular and existing routes but will also add completely new destinations.

For the first time, Loganair will offer its passengers flights between Glasgow and Cardiff. Another new route will be from Aberdeen to Haugesund and from Aberdeen to East Midlands. Furthermore, Loganair will fly between Aberdeen and Brussels, from Newcastle to Bergen and seasonal services from Newcastle to Guernsey.

These latest announcements underline the carrier´s ambition to grow its national and international network.  Loganair´s “Where next?” programme has seen the airline introducing 19 routes since the beginning of 2019. The airline is now amongst the 5 largest airlines in the UK, according to number of flights operated.

Currently, a total of 36 destinations are being served to seven countries. The airline also stated: "However, its extended network spans the globe through a broad-reaching selection of codeshare and interline arrangements with some of the industry’s biggest airlines – recently adding Norwegian regional carrier, Wideroe alongside Emirates, Qatar, British Airways, KLM, Air France and Turkish Airlines."

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s managing director said: “These new routes further expand the airline’s reach across both the UK and Northern Europe – taking our jets to new destinations while introducing additional connections between airports we already serve.”

He added, that the energy market would offer a lot of potential and that he is pleased to use key energy regions as important points in the network. Especially the connections from Newcastle and Aberdeen to Bergen and Haugesund would be important for the carrier´s overall network.

“As the airline continues to grow, we’re continually looking for ways to enhance connectivity and convenience for our customers, spreading our wings further once again,” Hinkles added.

All of the new services will be operated by Embraer 135 or 145 jets, which are an essential part of the airline´s fleet. All flights will be year-round services, except the service between Newcastle and Guernsey.

Loganair is a regional airline that is based at Glasgow Airport, Scotland. The carrier was initially founded in 1962 and currently flies with a fleet of 35 aircraft, including four Embraer ERJ-135s, 13 ERJ-145s, 13 Saab 340s and five Saab 2000s.

Source © loganair.co.uk

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