Loganair launches Derry to Glasgow
SCOTTISH airline Loganair is launching a Glasgow to
Derry air service after the recent announcement by
Ryanair that it would discontinue the route in
October, management at City of Derry Airport
The regional carrier, which has a long history of
operating between the two cities, will commence the
link on Sunday, October 28 – the day after Ryanair’s
Loganair will operate five days per week with a
33-seat Saab 340 aircraft on Monday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday and a larger, 50-capacity Saab
2000 aircraft for Sunday evening services.
Services will depart Glasgow at 10.55am on Mondays
and Saturdays, arriving in Derry 50 minutes later at
11.45am. The return trip from Derry will take to the
skies at 12.15pm.
The Thursday, Friday and Sunday services leave
Glasgow at 6.55pm, with return flights leaving
Northern Ireland’s second largest city at 8.15pm.
Lead-in fares for the route begin at £49.99 each way
and all Loganair fares include a 20kg baggage
allowance and in-flight refreshments. Extra flights
will be added around key travel times including
Christmas and New Year to meet demand.
City of Derry Airport.
Loganair first served
Derry in April 1979, becoming the first airline to
operate to City of Derry Airport at the time.
The company's managing director Jonathan Hinkles
said: “Glasgow to Derry has always been a really
popular route, given the close connections between
the residents of the two cities. We very much hope
that our decision to secure the future of this air
link will be of keen interest to those with family
ties and football affiliations, as well as people
with business in the two regions.”