Loganair set to restart Inverness to Dublin flights for first time since before the pandemic
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Loganair will recommence its Inverness to Dublin service for the first time since before the pandemic from May 27 next year.
Flights will be up to four times per week with lead in fares of £65.99 from Inverness or €76.15 from Dublin.
Additionally, Loganair will start connecting Teesside and Southampton, a route that had been cancelled by another operator.
The new service for Loganair will commence on March 27, 2022, flying daily with the exception of Saturday.
The service provides the opportunity for passengers to fly from Aberdeen to Southampton with a one stop service where they can remain on the aircraft for the entire journey.
Likewise, a new service between Shetland and Dundee will allow for an important one stop service between Shetland and London City for the first time.
The route is set to commence from May 9, 2022, and will operate twice weekly on a Monday and Thursday for business and leisure travellers alike.
Customers flying from Shetland to Dundee or London City will now also be able to use their Air Discount Scheme for the entire journey.
Ahead of next summer, this winter marks a return of Loganair’s successful direct Aberdeen-Bristol service for the first time since before the pandemic, replacing its current one-stop service between the two cities.
The direct service will operate five times a week on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Loganair recently announced that it would return to international travel for the first time since the start of the pandemic, as it brings back services to both Stavanger and Bergen next year.
The airline also announced a new route between Teesside and Dublin, while increasing the frequency of many of its domestic services to enhance UK connectivity.
Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “We are looking to 2022 with optimism and continuing to connect more and more of the UK as we are able to do.
“Customer booking patterns will remain an incredibly important factor for us as we review which services we operate and which destinations we add either frequency or additional seat capacity to. We’ve had a really positive reaction from customers so far for next summer
"And we look forward to welcoming old and new alike back on board.”
Inglis Lyon, the managing director of Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, said: “Loganair’s routes expansion and the increasing frequency of its services is a further indication the aviation industry is emerging from the pandemic and reacting positively to pent up demand.
“I am particularly pleased our airports in Dundee and Shetland will offer direct flights which will provide greater connectivity between the two locations and also allow passengers to link to London City.
“It is especially pleasing to see Inverness and Dublin connecting once more and I am sure this popular route will see passengers take advantage of the leisure and business opportunities it presents.”
Flying on more than 1,300 flights per week, with 58,000 seats available across 76 domestic and international routes, customers can now book flights on services from March 27, 2022.
Flights can be booked from today until mid-August 2022, and future flights beyond that date will become bookable around 11 months in advance.