14 MARCH 2022


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Article from BTNews 14 MARCH 2022

Isle of Man & London

Loganair, now the UK’s largest regional airline, has announced that it will launch services from the Isle of Man (IOM) to both London City (LCY) and Heathrow (LHR) airports from next month, marking a major step forward for the island’s post-pandemic air connectivity.

New services will commence IOM – LCY from 19 April, initially offering a daily flight (except Saturdays) before gearing up to two flights each weekday from Tuesday 3 May.  From that date, the new schedule of morning and evening flights will offer a day-return capability in each direction, plus a flight in each direction on Sunday evenings.

Services linking IOM – LHR will commence from Tuesday 3 May, with a daily service designed to offer excellent connections with Loganair’s major partner airlines including British Airways to a wide range of destinations worldwide, including key points in Europe, North America and South Africa.

With the new routes Loganair is being joined by Isle of Man-based pilots and cabin crew – many formerly employed by Flybe and Stobart Air before the collapse of both airlines – to commence their training onto the 72-seat ATR72-600 aircraft deployed by Loganair on its IOM routes.  These are the most environmentally efficient regional aircraft, combining best-in-class fuel burn and carbon emissions performance with excellent on-board comfort levels for customers.    

Welcoming the new announcement, Loganair’s Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the Isle of Man’s airline is restoring island-based connectivity to London – serving not just one but two major airports.  Our conveniently timed flights to London City will offer excellent connectivity to the heart of London for both business and leisure travellers, whilst our London Heathrow services will complement that access to London itself with the broadest possible range of onward connecting flights with our partner airlines to over 100 destinations worldwide.”

Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise, commented: ‘We are very pleased to be working with Loganair on these two new London routes to City and Heathrow. As an international business centre, we rely on good connections to the UK and further afield to give our business community access to clients around the world. Having a day return flight will be a real asset for both Isle of Man and London-based businesses.

The Isle of Man is also the perfect spot for a short break or family holiday, and I hope these new routes will bring new and improved connectivity not only for Isle of Man residents but for visitors too.’




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