London City Airport welcomes Loganair’s new route between Shetland Islands and London

London City Airport welcomes Loganair’s new route between Shetland Islands and London

London, UK, 2022-May-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The first direct service from London City Airport to Shetland has taken off today (9 May), connecting Londoners with Britain’s most northerly archipelago.

What is now the fastest way to travel to the Shetland Islands from London, the new route operated by Loganair (the UK’s largest regional airline), operates twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays, taking just over 3 hours. The flight briefly touches down in Dundee, providing further connectivity with Dundee Airport, however passengers are not required to disembark the aircraft.

To celebrate the launch, further to Loganair’s usual complimentary in-flight service – the first customers were also treated to a Shetland speciality known as “Puffin Poo”. The chocolate and coconut sweet is made in Shetland which, according to the National Geographic, is the best destination for puffin watching.

Loganair has been working closely with the Shetland tourism organisation, Promote Shetland, to highlight the islands leisure offering and the increasing air connectivity from around the UK. Adam Civico, Head of Content Marketing at Promote Shetland, and Nickesh Patel, Brand Marketing Manager at London City Airport joined the first flight to mark the launch.

Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “Our new flight between London City Airport and Shetland significantly enhances journey times between the capital and the UK’s most northerly islands. Shetlanders will be brought closer to the capital, which is great for both business and leisure, while Londoners, and those travelling through London, have access to the tranquil setting of Shetland where they can take in the incredible wildlife and picturesque views more easily than ever before.”

Adam Civico, head of content marketing at Promote Shetland, said: “Today’s launch of a new route to Shetland is great news for both leisure and business travellers. Shetland’s dramatic scenery, unique wildlife and friendly welcome are now just a short flight away from London.

“We hope many people are enticed to find their own true north and visit the islands. We look forward to welcoming you. Not only are the islands perfect for a getaway in a spectacular location, but they are also a hub of innovation and enterprise. Having such a convenient link to London is fantastic for Shetland’s thriving business community.”

Anne Doyere, head of aviation at London City Airport, said: “Shetland has gotten a whole lot closer with this new service from Loganair into London’s most central airport – ideal for promoting business and tourism in both directions.”

Reservations for Loganair’s newly launched service between London City Airport and Shetland can be made at, by calling Loganair’s Customer Contact Centre on 0344 800 2855 or via travel agents and travel management companies using all major global distribution systems. Flights are inclusive of a 15kg checked baggage allowance.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0000


Source: London City Airport