Loganair Announces Three New Routes From Exeter With Service to Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Loganair will restore domestic connectivity to Devon lost with the collapse of Flybe in March 2020. The carrier will launch direct flights from Exeter to Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. A fourth service to Norwich, originally scheduled for September, will resume in July.
On Tuesday (May 18, 2021), Loganair announced the launch of three new direct routes from Exeter to Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Additionally, the carrier will accelerate the launch of service to Norwich from September to July 2021. The new routes will help restore domestic connectivity to Devon that was lost with the collapse of Flybe in March 2020. All four of the routes will be serviced with 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jets. Loganair’s Head of Sales and Revenue, Donna McHugh, traveled on the first flight from the airline’s Glasgow Airport headquarters to Exeter and was greeted on the tarmac by the airport’s Operations Director, Stephen Wiltshire. The other flights from Newcastle and Edinburgh arrived shortly thereafter.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Kay Ryan, said,
“I know many of our customers have been waiting for Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow services to resume, and we are also very pleased to be able to add Norwich to our Exeter roster earlier than planned. Bookings from all four of Loganair’s partner airports are proving very popular to this great part of the country. Importantly, these services fill gaps left by the collapse of Flybe, with almost every domestic destination from Exeter now being restored by Loganair and other carriers over the coming months.”
Further commenting on the new connections, Exeter Airport’s Operations Director, Stephen Wiltshire, added,
“The recommencement of domestic air connectivity between the South West, North West, and Scotland is a milestone moment for Exeter Airport. The long-awaited return to flying is wonderful news for business and leisure passengers, giving a boost to the regional economy and enabling holidaymakers to take welcome ‘staycation’ breaks in Devon, Newcastle, Glasgow, and Edinburgh – some of the UK’s most popular destinations.”
Service on the Exeter-Glasgow route will operate twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays, increasing to four weekly flights on May 31st and then to daily service on July 5th. Flights to Edinburgh will operate five times weekly and increase to a daily frequency from June 21st. Newcastle service has launched with two weekly flights and will increase to four flights weekly on May 24th and to daily service starting July 5th. Norwich flights will operate four times weekly starting July 12, 2021. One-way fares on the Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh routes start at £59.99, while one-way fares to/from Norwich start at £49.99. All fares include taxes and charges as well as a free checked bag allowance.