Loganair has launched its biggest ever winter programme, as it continues to grow connectivity across the UK.
The winter schedule sees a 50% increase in the number of seats on sale in comparison to winter 2019, with 13 new routes announced for 2021 after they could not be operated in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The new routes will see previously summer-only services introduced in winter for the first time, commencing from 29 October 2021 through to the end of March 2022.
The biggest-ever winter schedule, from what is now the UK’s largest regional airline, builds on the growth from its summer schedule for 2021.
Customers will now be able to access Newquay as a winter destination from Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh, while Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Norwich will see flights taking off to Exeter for the first time over winter months.
Other new routes for Loganair include services to Isle of Man, Teesside, Liverpool and Inverness, while existing routes to Southampton and Birmingham will see services increased in comparison to 2019, with up to four services daily between Manchester and Aberdeen.
The Scottish Highlands and Islands will also see a boost to winter services, ensuring connectivity across the UK for the more remote communities.
Additionally, Loganair’s Isle of Man services will see increased capacity, with two ATR-72 aircraft now based on the island, both seating 70 passengers serving Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham and Edinburgh.
Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “There is no doubt that the last 15 months have been the toughest in record for the aviation industry, but Loganair had planned an ambitious program for both the summer and winter 2020 with several new destinations appearing on our route map.
“Our winter program represents a 50% increase in seats and provides the regional connectivity needed across the country, and in particular opens up the UK for our more remote island communities.”
New routes launching as part of the winter schedule include:
- City of Derry – Liverpool
- Bristol – Teesside
- Birmingham – Isle of Man
- Belfast – Isle of Man
- Belfast – Teesside
- Manchester – Newquay
- Exeter – Glasgow
- Newcastle – Newquay
- Exeter – Newcastle
- Edinburgh – Newquay
- Exeter – Norwich
- Birmingham – Inverness
- Edinburgh – Exeter
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