Scottish carrier Loganair has announced a raft of new routes for next year, from UK airports including Aberdeen, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow and Newcastle.
A new daily service between Glasgow and Cardiff will commence on February 27, 2020 – Flybe currently operates the route but is set to drop it from October.
From Aberdeen there will be flights to the Norwegian airport of Haugesund from February 24, as well as to East Midlands from the same date.
And from Newcastle new flights will be added to Bergen from April 26, as well as a summer seasonal service to Guernsey from May 23.
Ahead of this Loganair will add a route from Aberdeen to Brussels (operating via Newcastle) from October 28. The airline says that the service will offer “an optimised schedule via Newcastle to significantly reduce journey times compared to current travel options”.
Earlier this year Loganair announced plans for two new routes from Aberdeen, operating in direct competition with an existing Eastern Airways / Flybe partnership.
All of the new routes above will be served by Embraer 145 or 135 jet aircraft, and will operate year round (except for the Newcastle-Guernsey summer route)
Loganair says it is now the fifth largest UK airline by number of flights operated, with “more domestic options than any other carrier”.
Commenting on the news 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.
“The energy market offers a lot of potential and these routes ensure Newcastle and Aberdeen are connected with Bergen and Haugesund, which in combination with recently announced services from Norwich mean these key energy regions are now easily within reach of one and other as part of Loganair’s overall network.”
Last month Business Traveller reported on a number of Loganair schedule changes, including a reduction in frequencies at Carlisle airport.