Loganair returns for next summer

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Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has announced its Summer 2021 schedule, with Cornwall Airport Newquay returning to the airline’s network after the launch of services this year was deferred due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

There will be four routes linking Newquay with the north-east of England and Scotland – with up to four weekly flights to Glasgow, four to Edinburgh, three to Newcastle and two flights each week continuing north from Newcastle to Aberdeen as a same-plane service. There will be additional weekly services to Newcastle and Aberdeen during the July and August holidays.

Tickets are now on sale for travel from end of March until end of August next year.

A further new route sees the airline’s Glasgow to Exeter service take off next March after a delayed start, with daily jet services operating between the two points.

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles: “We’re excited to introduce these services to Newquay and Exeter, which will enhance the UK’s regional connectivity by linking the south west with the north of England and Scotland’s three largest cities.

“The earlier than usual launch of our summer schedule is a recognition that many customers have deferred their travel plans this summer and who are waiting to book for next year.”

As he made the announcement, Hinkles called for the UK Government to provide additional support at a very difficult time for the aviation sector via a reduction in Air Passenger Duty for UK internal flights, and said his airline continued to lobby for such a reduction.

“Regional airlines and airports play a key part in UK connectivity but won’t continue to exist unless a cohesive support programme from the Government, led by the reform of APD, is rapidly introduced.”

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