London City Airport welcomes new Loganair services from the Isle of Man

London City Airport welcomes new Loganair services from the Isle of Man

London, UK, 2022-Mar-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has today (11/03/2022) announced that it will launch services from the Isle of Man to both London City and London Heathrow airports from next month, marking a major step forward for the Isle of Man’s post-pandemic air connectivity.

New services will commence from the Isle of Man to London City from 19 April, initially offering a daily flight (except Saturdays) before gearing up to two flights each weekday from Tuesday 3 May.    From that date, the new schedule of morning and evening flights will offer a day-return capability in each direction, plus a flight in each direction on Sunday evenings.

Services linking the Isle of Man with London Heathrow will commence from Tuesday 3 May, with a daily service designed to offer excellent connections with Loganair’s major partner airlines including British Airways to a wide range of destinations worldwide, including key points in Europe, North America and South Africa.

Both the London City and Heathrow routes will be flown under Loganair’s codeshare agreement with British Airways, and tickets for the new flights will go on sale next week.

The new services will be flown by Loganair’s Isle of Man-based team of pilots, cabin crew and engineers.   The airline now has over 30 staff based at Ronaldsway who also support existing Loganair routes to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

Further Isle of Man-based pilots and cabin crew have joined Loganair this week – many formerly employed by Flybe and Stobart Air before the collapse of both airlines – to commence their training onto the 72-seat ATR72-600 aircraft deployed by Loganair on its IOM routes.  These are the most environmentally efficient regional aircraft, combining best-in-class fuel burn and carbon emissions performance with excellent on-board comfort levels for customers.

Welcoming the new announcement, Loganair’s Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles said:

“We’re absolutely delighted that the Isle of Man’s airline is restoring island-based connectivity to London – serving not just one but two major airports.   Our conveniently timed flights to London City will offer excellent connectivity to the heart of London for both business and leisure travellers, whilst our London Heathrow services will complement that access to London itself with the broadest possible range of onward connecting flights with our partner airlines to over 100 destinations worldwide.”

“Today’s announcement also provides further benefits for the Isle of Man with robust, stable employment in the aviation sector.  We’re delighted to welcome new members to the Loganair IOM team this week, and we’ll continue our programme to invest in training, career development and apprenticeships.”

Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise, commented:

‘We are very pleased to be working with Loganair on these two new London routes to City and Heathrow. As an international business centre, we rely on good connections to the UK and further afield to give our business community access to clients around the world. Having a day return flight will be a real asset for both Isle of Man and London-based businesses.

‘The Isle of Man is also the perfect spot for a short break or family holiday, and I hope these new routes will bring new and improved connectivity not only for Isle of Man residents but for visitors too.’

London City’s Chief Commercial Officer Richard Hill also warmly welcomed the return of Loganair to London:

‘”We are delighted to be welcoming back a regular service between London City and the Isle of Man with Loganair.

Regional connectivity, and regular, reliable connections to the heart of London has never been more important, and we look forward to working with partners to both promote the service to businesses and to passengers who are planning their next staycation.”

Notes to Editors and additional information

1.    Loganair is the UK’s largest regional airline, operating 43 aircraft across a network of over 80 routes.   Last year, it operated more domestic flights than any other airline, and serves more UK airports than every other airline combined.

2.    Under an arrangement with the Isle of Man Government, Loganair has maintained air services to and from the Isle of Man throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, stepping in following the collapse of Flybe in March 2020.    In October 2021, Loganair was awarded the long-term contract by the Isle of Man Government for hospital patient transfers to Liverpool and Manchester Airports.

3.    Fares on the new Isle of Man-London services will begin at £73.99 one-way including a 15kg checked baggage allowance, all taxes, Air Passenger Duty and the £1.00 GreenSkies contribution to the cost of fully offsetting all carbon emissions from Loganair flights. Clan Loganair frequent flyer benefits can be earned on all fares on all flights and complimentary in-flight refreshments are also included.

4.    The maximum fare on the routes will be £283.99 for a fully-flexible ticket including 30kgs baggage allowance, unlimited ticket changes before departure, FastTrack security access, and additional Clan Loganair frequent flyer points.

5.    The fares quoted above include a fuel surcharge of approximately £4.00 one way which will be removed as worldwide fuel prices reduce.

6.    Loganair has an extensive range of partnership agreements with international airlines for onward connecting flights. These include:

  • British Airways
  • Emirates
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • United Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  •  Finnair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines

7.    The partnership arrangements enable customers to travel on a single ticket to or from the Isle of Man with assured connections to over 100 destinations worldwide via London Heathrow – the customer will be rebooked to their final destination at no cost to them if weather or other delays result in a missed connection.  Customers also benefit from a single baggage allowance through their journey, enjoying their long-haul carrier’s baggage allowance on the Loganair Isle of Man flight without extra charge.

8.    The new London services will be operated by 72-seat ATR72-600 aircraft – the most modern regional turboprop aircraft offering the lowest fuel burn and carbon emissions in its class.  Over 1,200 of the ATR turboprop aircraft are in service worldwide.


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Source: London City Airport