Loganair Announces Two New Routes From Teesside to Bristol and Between City of Derry and Liverpool
Loganair will launch their seventh route from Teesside with new service to Bristol as well as flights from the City of Derry Airport to Liverpool, following Ryanair’s withdrawal from the route.
On Monday (March 8, 2021), Loganair announced the launch of two new routes with service from Teesside to Bristol as well as between City of Derry and Liverpool, following Ryanair’s exit from the route. The new Teesside service expands the carrier’s offer from Teesside International Airport to seven routes. Tickets on the new routes are available for purchase starting today, for flights from May 24, 2021, with one-way fares starting at £44.99 (City of Derry-Liverpool) and £49.99 (Teesside-Bristol) inclusive. The 70-minute Teesside-Bristol flight will operate on weekdays departing Teesside at 14:25, while the return flight will depart Bristol at 16:05. Loganair returned to Teesside on February 1, 2021, after a two year hiatus.
In Monday’s announcement, Loganair’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Hinkles, said,
“We are very pleased to expand our commitment to Teesside International with this direct service to Bristol, connecting two important UK business locations. We’re sure that the new connection will be warmly welcomed by customers travelling for work reasons and by those - just as soon as they can – travelling to visit friends and family. Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech was effusive in his praise of what is being achieved on Teesside, and the awarding of one of the eight English free ports to Teesside and the Treasury’s new economic campus to Darlington emphasizes this is one of the UK’s areas of growing importance. Our Teesside to Heathrow service starts today, and these announcements mean we are already looking at increasing flights to London.”
Flights between the City of Derry and Liverpool will initially be offered four times weekly on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The weekday flights depart City of Derry at 10:50 and arrive in Liverpool at 11:50, while the return flight departs Liverpool at 12:20, arriving City of Derry at 13:20. From late June, Loganair will increase flight frequencies on the route to daily. Loganair was the very first operator at the City of Derry Airport (CODA) when the airport opened in 1980 and the airline’s based 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet already supports 15 direct jobs in the area. Loganair will also increase service between CODA and Glasgow from four flights weekly to daily service from late June.
Speaking on the new route, Loganair’s CEO, Jonathan Hinkles, added,
“Frequent air links are essential for so many aspects of working and family life, even as we work to re-build and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Loganair already serves both City of Derry and Liverpool airports, and when the opportunity arose for us to connect these two important destinations in our network following another airline’s withdrawal, we were only too pleased to step in to safeguard these connections. Loganair’s ability to grow at City of Derry is in no small part thanks to the exemplary reputation for reliability and service established by our locally-based team. I’m most grateful to all of them for maintaining our London services without interruption over the difficult last 12 months. It’s wonderful to be able to recognize their superb efforts today by re-doubling our commitment to City of Derry’s air links.”