LONDON – Loganair has ramped up services between Manchester-Aberdeen with a fourth daily service.
The airline has also added an extra flight on their Aberdeen-Esbjerg and has also increased capacity on their Dublin and Birmingham routes.
This comes as part of their Summer 2023 program and adds up to a 30% increase in seat capacity.
The additional service will depart Aberdeen at 10:30 and arrive at Manchester at 11:45. It will then depart Manchester at 12:20 and arrive in Aberdeen at 13:30. It is operated by an Embraer-145. Fares start from £76 one-way.
This is good news for people in Scotland as the extra service will provide better connectivity via Manchester around the world due to Loganair’s codeshare partners. This includes Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, United Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.
“As we see growing demand across a number of services, we are thrilled to expand our offering from Aberdeen Airport; we remain wholly committed to building on operations across the network from our largest base,” Chief commercial officer Luke Lovegrove added.
“Our service between Aberdeen and Manchester provides crucial connectivity, not just between two of the UK’s largest business hubs but additionally on to the more remote communities we serve.”
“Likewise, we have seen increasing demand on our routes to Esbjerg, Birmingham, and Dublin, and we have taken steps to offer even more connectivity from the North of Scotland.”
“Loganair has experienced its busiest summer ever this year, carrying a record number of customers across the UK and Europe, and we expect Summer 2023 to be no different.”
He continued, “We take great pride in facilitating growth in interconnectivity across the UK, and by increasing our frequency on some of our key routes, we can better serve our customers.”
Chris Woodroofe, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said: “We welcome Loganair’s decision to increase capacity on its route from Manchester to Aberdeen.”
“This service forms an important part of our domestic network, also giving people in the north of Scotland even greater access to the more than 110 destinations across four continents served directly from Manchester Airport.”
Christopher Tibbett, group head of airline relations and marketing at Aberdeen Airport’s operator AGS, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to see Loganair continue to expand their offering from Aberdeen next summer across routes to the UK, Ireland, and Demark.”
“The increase in seats to Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, and Esbjerg help grow the region’s business links and make it easier than ever for Aberdonians to meet up with family and friends and explore more of this beautiful corner of Europe.”
With Loganair announcing the increase of many services to meet rising travel demand, they can certainly see a busy summer ahead of themselves.
Loganair’s passenger numbers are growing and are 50% ahead of pre-pandemic levels. With the airline up for sale also, it’s going to be interesting to see how much further the new buyers will be able to elevate the airline into a top position.