Loganair has announced it will take over 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe, which was placed into administration today.

It will represent nearly 400 new weekly flights for the Scottish regional carrier, all from its base airports at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Newcastle.

Flights will begin on Monday 16 March and are already on sale at loganair.co.uk and via travel agent systems.

The routes are:

Route between Flights begin  Lead in one-way fare Frequency
Aberdeen & Belfast City 16 March £ 49.99 Daily ERJ service
Aberdeen & Birmingham 16 March £ 57.99 Up to 3 x daily ERJ service
Aberdeen & Jersey 09 May £ 79.99 Saturday ATR72 service
Aberdeen & Manchester 16 March £ 57.99 4 x daily ERJ service

More seats with 4x daily ATR72 service from 1 September

Edinburgh & Cardiff 23 March £ 49.99 Daily ERJ service

More flights with 10 x weekly ERJ from 1 September

Edinburgh & Exeter 23 March £ 54.99 Daily ERJ service (excl Wed)

More seats with daily ATR72 service from 6 July

Edinburgh & Manchester 23 March £ 49.99 Up to 4 x daily ERJ service
Edinburgh & Newquay 20 June £ 69.99 2 x weekly AT7 service
Edinburgh & Southampton 15 June £ 54.99 Up to 4 x daily AT7 service
Glasgow & Exeter 30 March £ 54.99 Daily ERJ service

More seats with daily ATR72 service from 6 July

Glasgow & Southampton 30 March £ 54.99 3 x daily ERJ service

More flights & seats with 4 x daily ATR72 service from 6 July

Inverness & Belfast City 23 March £ 49.99 Daily Saab 340 service
Inverness & Birmingham 16 March £ 54.99 4 x weekly ERJ service

More flights with daily ERJ service from 23 March

Inverness & Jersey 30 May £ 79.99 Saturday ATR72 service
Newcastle & Exeter 6 July £ 54.99 Daily ERJ service
Newcastle & Southampton 23 March £ 54.99 3 x daily ERJ service

Fares include a free hold baggage allowance, allocated seating and in-flight refreshments.

The airline said customers formerly booked on Flybe services on the same routes will need to make new bookings at loganair.co.uk, but can then obtain a refund via their payment card provider for the Flybe tickets.

This is because the airline cannot access Flybe systems or customer data to be able to facilitate re-bookings.

Loganair has partnerships with international airlines including Emirates, KLM, Air France, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines.

Additional 70-seat ATR 72 turboprop aircraft will join its fleet over the coming weeks to service the new routes, alongside its fleet of 44 turboprop and Embraer Regional Jet aircraft.

“Customers who held a Flybe booking including onward travel with one of these airlines, or as part of a package holiday, should contact the travel agent or airline with whom the booking was made to arrange for re-booking onto the new Loganair flights on equivalent routes,” Loganair said in a statement.

Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles said:

“The collapse of a long-standing airline like Flybe marks a desperately sad day, especially for the airline’s dedicated team of employees and for customers facing disruption to their journeys.

“By stepping in quickly with a comprehensive plan, Loganair is aiming to maintain essential air connectivity within the UK regions to keep customers flying, and to offer new employment to former Flybe staff members who are facing an uncertain future today.”

The carrier also said it expects to create 100 new positions across its four bases, and will be prioritising applications from former Flybe staff.

Eastern Airways, a former franchise partner of Flybe, will take over three previously Flybe-operated services: Aberdeen-Birmingham, Southampton-Manchester and Southampton-Newcastle.

Eastern Airways to take over former Flybe routes

Read Alex McWhirter’s analysis of the collapse of Flybe here: 

Analysis: Why did Flybe fail?