20 MAY 2019


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Article from BTNews 20 MAY 2019

Loganair launches London – Aberdeen

A major new partnership for the UK’s regional air services was forged last week as the first Loganair flights between London and Aberdeen took to the skies with the airline’s direct services from Southend Airport celebrating their inaugural departure.

Officials hailed the new business-focused schedule as a major boost for connectivity with Scotland’s oil and gas capital, following a period of overall reduction in London’s airlinks with Aberdeen.

Glyn Jones, chief executive of Stobart Aviation, which owns Southend Airport, Loganair managing director Jonathan Hinkles and Essex Chamber of Commerce chief executive Denise Rossiter were among those attending the launch.

Passengers from Southend can choose from three non-stop flights to Aberdeen each way every weekday, plus Sunday services, operated by Loganair Embraer E145s with a schedule designed to enable a full working day in the city. Passengers can also connect via Loganair’s Aberdeen hub to Orkney and Shetland.

Flights take 1hr 35min and include 20kg hold luggage and free in-flight refreshments. Southend Airport is 52min from London Liverpool Street by train and offers speedy check-in and security procedures.

Hinkles said: “This is an ideal partnership, bringing together the European Regions Airline Association’s Airline of the Year and Which? magazine’s Best Airport in London to provide year-round Aberdeen services.”



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