Donegal to Benefit From Year-Round Loganair Services

A Loganair ATR 42-600 aircraft parked outside the hangar.
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Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has announced an enhanced schedule for its services between Glasgow and Donegal.

This development marks the delivery of year-round flights and introduces Loganair’s most extensive summer program to date.

Loganair’s Enhanced Schedule

Loganair proudly remains the sole carrier providing a direct air link between Northwest Ireland and the UK.

This ensures convenient and efficient travel options for passengers between these two vibrant regions.

Summer Schedule Details

Starting on May 19th, Loganair’s summer schedule will commence with three weekly flights.

During the peak season from May 6th to August 17th, frequency will increase to four flights per week. This expanded schedule aims to accommodate the heightened demand for travel during the summer months.

Winter Continuity

The Glasgow-Donegal route will continue throughout the winter season, with flights operating every Friday and Sunday.

This continuity ensures year-round connectivity, facilitating weekend getaways and fostering essential travel links.

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Amazing Scenery and World-Famous Craic

Luke Lovegrove, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer, highlights the benefits of the service enhancement.

“Our expanded schedule allows more customers to experience the breathtaking scenery and legendary Irish hospitality of Donegal, all year round,” he said.

“We’ve received fantastic support for this route, and we’re thrilled to offer even more options.”

Passengers can relish the outstanding scenery and immerse themselves in the world-famous craic of both Glasgow and Donegal throughout the year.

The decision to expand services stems from the overwhelming support received from customers. Loganair acknowledges the loyalty and enthusiasm of its passengers, which underscores the significance of this route for travelers.

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Donegal: Scenic Landing Strip

Donegal Airport, situated at Carrickfinn, boasts one of the most picturesque landing strips globally.

Its breathtaking vistas serve as a captivating introduction to the natural beauty of the region, enticing travelers from near and far.

Aircraft and Schedule Details

Loganair will operate the Glasgow-Donegal route using the quieter and more comfortable ATR-42 aircraft.

Initially scheduled for Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, additional flights on Saturdays will be added during the peak holiday season to accommodate increased demand.

Eilís Docherty, Managing Director of Donegal Airport, expresses gratitude for Loganair’s commitment to a year-round schedule.

“Loganair’s commitment to a year-round schedule is a strong vote of confidence in this vital route. We look forward to partnering with them to ensure the continued success of these direct flights.”

This partnership marks a confidence in the route’s strategic importance in promoting tourism between Glasgow and Donegal.

Andy Cliffe, Chief Executive Officer, AGS (owner and operator of Glasgow Airport) added further comment.

“We’re excited to see Loganair expand this popular service, offering more frequencies and extending it year-round. This is a fantastic opportunity for both Scottish and Irish travelers to explore each other’s beautiful regions.”

Here are some of the key facts about Loganair:

  • Destinations: Loganair flies to over 40 destinations in the UK and Europe, including popular destinations such as Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, and Newcastle.
  • Fleet: The airline operates a fleet of modern aircraft, including the ATR 42, ATR 72, Saab 340, Saab 2000, and Twin Otter.
  • Customer service: Loganair is known for its friendly and helpful customer service.
  • Awards: The airline has won a number of awards for its customer service and safety record, including the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2020.

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