Loganair to take over Derry to London
DERRY City and Strabane District Council has
confirmed it has agreed to appoint Loganair to
operate the London Stansted route from City of Derry
The announcement comes less than a week since Flybmi
went into administration and announced they were no
longer able to operate the service.
Cllr John Boyle, said news that Loganair are to take
over the route is a very positive outcome for the
“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
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