UK regional airline Loganair is launching a major expansion from Newcastle airport for the summer 2023 schedule.
The Scotland-based carrier is to base a second Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft at Newcastle from March next year allowing it to add frequencies and new routes.
Loganair will offer up to two flights per day from Newcastle to Aberdeen, as well as a Newcastle to Oslo via Aberdeen route. It will also increase the frequencies of its Newcastle-Southampton service from two to three per day and Newcastle-Exeter from three to five per week.
Another move sees the return of flights between Aberdeen and Southampton via Newcastle next summer. The Newcastle-Stavanger route will also return to its pre-Covid frequency of five per week.
Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “This bumper schedule for 2023 underlines our commitment to Newcastle with our biggest ever programme for the city, offering customers more choice of destinations, frequency and capacity than ever before.
“It has been a very positive year for Loganair at Newcastle and we are excited to see that success continue into 2023.”
Leon McQuaid, director of aviation development at Newcastle International, added: “This biggest ever capacity increase by Loganair is a great vote of confidence in both the airport and the region, and further strengthens our partnership.
“Loganair also provides connectivity to important business destinations, so this announcement will further boost the growth in business travel.”