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Loganair to take over Derry to London route 21.02.19

DERRY City and Strabane District Council has confirmed it has agreed to appoint Loganair to operate the London Stansted route from City of Derry Airport.
The announcement comes less than a week since Flybmi went into administration and announced they were no longer able to operate the service.
The Mayor, Cllr John Boyle, said news that Loganair are to take over the route is a very positive outcome for the airport.
“Securing a replacement operator for this important route within such a short period of time is testament to the commitment of the Council, the Airport and the Department for Transport to ensure there is air connectivity between Derry and London."
City of Derry Airport.
Loganair will operate the twice-daily service from Wednesday, 27 February, using a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft. The agreed flight schedule is very similar to the one offered by the previous provider in that it enables commuters from the region to avail of a day return from London and will include two services each weekday and on a Sunday alongside a single Saturday flight.
The Scottish airline already provides a service between Derry and Glasgow five days per week and has a long history of service at City of Derry Airport.
Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair Managing Director, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be selected to operate the essential Derry to Stansted air service following completion of a competitive tender process. I know the news about Flybmi created great uncertainty, so we’re focused on recommencing operations as quickly as possible.”
“The route is an important link to London with a schedule which has been tailored to the needs of the business community – enabling a full day of work in the capital before an evening flight home.”
Lead-in fares between Derry and London Stansted begin at £39.99 an all reservations include 20kg of complimentary hold luggage.
Tickets can be booked online at www.loganair.co.uk .
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