Loganair announces expansion plans from Newcastle

ByTravelling For Business

December 18, 2022
UK regional airline Loganair is launching a major expansion from Newcastle airport for the summer 2023 schedule.UK regional airline Loganair is launching a major expansion from Newcastle airport for the summer 2023 schedule.

UK regional airline Loganair is set for a significant expansion from Newcastle airport in its summer 2023 schedule.

The Scotland-based carrier plans to bolster its operations by basing a second Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft at Newcastle from March next year, enabling the addition of frequencies and new routes.

Among the highlights of Loganair’s expansion are plans to offer up to two flights per day from Newcastle to Aberdeen, as well as a new route from Newcastle to Oslo via Aberdeen. Additionally, frequencies will be increased on existing routes, with the Newcastle-Southampton service going from two to three flights per day and the Newcastle-Exeter route increasing from three to five flights per week.

Loganair will also reintroduce flights between Aberdeen and Southampton via Newcastle for the summer season, along with restoring the Newcastle-Stavanger route to its pre-Covid frequency of five flights per week.

Luke Lovegrove, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, expressed the airline’s commitment to Newcastle, highlighting the significant expansion as the largest program ever offered by Loganair in the city. He emphasized the increased choice of destinations, frequency, and capacity, reflecting the airline’s positive momentum at Newcastle.

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.”