LONDON – UK carrier Loganair has started 2023 on a strong footing, with the airline exceeding pre-pandemic movement numbers strongly.
Based on data from RadarBox.com, Loganair is continuing to be one of the mainstream carriers within the UK regional market.
Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…
This week, Loganair is expected to achieve 158 movements, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.
This represents a 66.32% increase compared to the same period last year, where the number was at 95 movements.
If you look at 2023’s figure compared to pre-pandemic levels (2019), the airline is around 71 movements ahead of that period, which shows strong growth.
Below is the last three weeks’ worth of data from the carrier:
|Date||2019 Numbers||2021 Numbers||2022 Numbers||2023 Numbers|
|January 1-8||32 movements||38 movements||119 movements||127 movements|
|January 8-15||58 movements||42 movements||114 movements||128 movements|
|January 15-22||80 movements||37 movements||100 movements||125 movements|
What you can see from the data above is that, with the exception of 2021, there has been continued year-on-year growth when it comes to more flights operating.
This is good for Loganair as it means more revenue streams are acquired through the addition of more flights.
Expansion, Expansion, Expansion…
With the industry beginning to recover from the effects of COVID-19, Loganair has not spared a free minute in expanding its route network.
In the last few months, the airline has made quite a few announcements and changes to its strategy for the better.
Back in November, Loganair signed multiple deals for fleet renewal, which includes eight new ATR aircraft for $12 million.
In that same month, the airline went ahead and brought forward plans to relaunch flights into Newquay earlier than expected, which was in this current Winter period instead of in March 2023.
Then, in December, two more announcements were made by the carrier.
The first announcement was that the airline plans to enhance services between the Isle of Man and London Heathrow, upgrading daily services to Heathrow and London City, respectively.
Loganair’s second announcement in December saw the airline unveil its largest expansion from Newcastle, with up to 200,000 seats on sale for the Summer 2023 season.
Other announcements have been made throughout 2022, with this expected to be Loganair’s year once again in 2023.
It remains clear that Loganair has started off the year very well, as more flights added converts to a higher revenue capture as we progress through the year.
With the high number of announcements they have been making, it remains clear that probably more is yet to come, especially as we get slowly closer to the Summer 2023 season.
But for now, all eyes are on the airline to see what they choose to do next and whether this will form the foundation of other successes going beyond 2023.