British Airways and Loganair have extended their codeshare partnership, in the same week Loganair announced new routes from City of Derry and Dundee to London Heathrow.
A total of 11 new routes have been added to the existing code share agreement, meaning customers can now book connecting travel onto 46 of Loganair’s UK routes through the British Airways website.
The additional codeshare routes are:
- Aberdeen to Newcastle
- Belfast City to Dundee
- Belfast City to Inverness (available to book in due course)
- Isle of Man to Cornwall, Newquay
- London Heathrow to Dundee
- London Heathrow to Kirkwall, Orkney
- London Heathrow to Sumburgh, Shetland
- Southampton to Stornoway
- Manchester to Sumburgh, Shetland
- Manchester to Stornoway (available to book in due course)
- Dublin to Inverness (available to book in due course, subject to approval by Irish authorities)
BA Executive Club members booking travel on the selected routes through ba.com will also be eligible to earn Avios and Tier points.
Commenting on the news Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s chief executive called the link up with BA “a cherished partnership and one which further consolidates our position as the go-to airline for connectivity across the United Kingdom”.
Meanwhile Loganair also confirmed today that it had received approval from the Department for Transport for the new routes from Heathrow, describing the services as “a “gamechanger” for regional connectivity.
They represent the first ever direct flights between Derry and Heathrow, while for Dundee it will be the restoration of a route last offered almost 40 years ago.
“This is a milestone moment for Loganair – and indeed for regional connectivity,” said Hinkles.
“With approval from the Department for Transport and opening of worldwide connections for booking with British Airways, we’re now all set for this move to Heathrow.
“It will be revolutionary for connectivity for Derry and Dundee and the regions that the airports serve, and the benefits will be felt as far afield as Orkney and Shetland too.”