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Loganair announces 2020 service upgrades

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, today announced the second part of its Summer 2020 schedule including a number of service upgrades and two new international routes.

The developments, which will be on sale via from today (Monday 16 December), include:

  • A new five-times weekly jet service between Edinburgh and Hanover, operating year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and with summer Saturday services in addition;
  • A new three-times weekly jet service between Edinburgh and Esbjerg, with services on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays;
  • New, larger ATR72-600 aircraft with 70 seats on key routes to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow;
  • An upgrade of the Glasgow-Benbecula route to jet aircraft on a year-round basis;
  • Introduction of better flight times for business travel on the Glasgow-Cardiff and Glasgow-East Midlands routes;
  • More flights and seats on routes from Glasgow to Cornwall Airport Newquay, Donegal and Islay.

It is a comprehensive package of developments by the Glasgow-based airline, which will increase its seat capacity at Glasgow by 21% and at Edinburgh by 41% versus this year. Much of the increase comes from the deployment of the larger aircraft on Highlands and Islands services, and the addition of East Midlands services from both airports following the withdrawal of Flybe from those routes in October 2019.

“Today’s announcement represents a significant investment in our aircraft and route networks in our heartlands of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen,” says Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s chief executive. “I’m sure that the upgrades to the aircraft our Highlands and Islands routes will be well received by island travellers, and the new international services, improved timetables and extra flights on many routes from Glasgow and Edinburgh will provide new flexibility for both business and leisure travellers alike.”