Loganair is to take over BA’s flights between London City airport and the Isle of Man next month.

The Scottish carrier has been operating the route on a wet lease basis for British Airways since 2018 (when BA’s previous contract with Eastern Airways ended), but will now operate the route for itself from September 1.

Loganair to operate Isle of Man-London City route for British Airways

Note that Loganair is currently referring to this as an “interim” provision, with flights only available for booking up to October 31, although the airline’s chief commercial officer Kay Ryan said that “we do hope to be able to extend our travel window in the not too distant future”.

The carrier also stressed that any customers who had previously booked with British Airways for flights on the route from the start of September, will have to seek a refund from BA and then re-book with Loganair.

Last month Loganair and Channels Islands airline Blue Islands launched a new partnership to provide air connections on routes between the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Loganair and Blue Islands launch partnership “to connect UK regions”

The LCY-Isle of Man route will be operated daily except for Saturdays, using a 49-seat ATR42-500 turboprop.

“We understand the importance of this route, and we are pleased to assist the Isle of Man and London by stepping in to ensure this vital link continues uninterrupted,” said Ryan.

Easyjet operates London flights to the Isle of Man from both Gatwick and Luton (seasonal) – the now defunct Flybe had launched services from Heathrow in 2019.

Flybe to link London Heathrow with Isle of Man

loganair.co.uk, ba.com