Glasgow’s link with Derry has been safeguarded by Loganair, as the airline stepped in to replace Ryanair when their operations between the two cities ceases on October 27 this year.
The very next day Loganair will begin operations on the route, maintaining a vital link for business and tourism—and of course for individuals with family in Glasgow and Derry.
Operating five days per week, Loganair will fly a 33-seat Saab 340 aircraft (above right) on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a larger, 50- capacity Saab 2000 aircraft used for Sunday evening services.
Jonathan Hinkles, Managing Director at Loganair spoke of the satisfaction of his airline in securing the route.
“Glasgow to Derry has always been a really popular route, given the close connections between the residents of the two cities,” he explained. “We’re delighted to be returning to a route which we first initiated all those years ago, while also ensuring its continuation following Ryanair’s recent announcement. We very much hope that our decision to secure the future of this air link will be of keen interest to those with family ties and football affiliations, as well as people with business in the two regions.”
Francois Bourienne, Glasgow airport Commercial Director, echoed his high hopes for the service, saying: “We are thrilled our long-standing airline partner Loganair has made the decision to step in to operate a regular service to Derry.
“[Derry] is a consistently popular destination with our passengers and the announcement that Loganair will operate five services per week is very welcome news indeed.”