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Loganair announces a new route connecting Scotland and Wales

Loganair has announced their brand-new route between Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom’s largest regional airline will be linking the capital cities of Scotland and Wales.

Starting 2nd August 2021, Loganair will fly 5-times-a-week between Edinburgh and Cardiff. The airline will use its 49-seater Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft on this route. The flight schedule is:

  • Edinburgh-Cardiff
  • Departure time: 14:30
  • Arrival time: 15:50
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: LM337
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Cardiff-Edinburgh
  • Departure time: 16:20
  • Arrival time: 17:40
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: LM338
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

Fares for this new route start at £49.99 one way including all taxes and charges. All the fares will include a free checked baggage. The airline says that the new route represents the last major route to be restored by Loganair and other carriers, thereby bringing back the domestic connectivity lost when Flybe collapsed in March 2020.

The Cardiff service adds to the eight others already flown from Edinburgh by Loganair, including Southampton, Newquay and the Isle of Man.

Kay Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer, Loganair, said:

I know many of our customers – both business and leisure – have been waiting for this service to resume, and we are very pleased to be able to add Cardiff to our Edinburgh roster. Importantly, these services fill gaps left by the collapse of Flybe, with almost every lost domestic destination now being restored by Loganair and other carriers over the coming months.

Kate Sherry, Aviation Director at Edinburgh Airport, said:

We’re excited to be reconnecting the capitals of Scotland and Wales, a route which will allow family members to reunite as well as enable people to enjoy a well-earned break in Edinburgh and Cardiff. It’s been an extremely tough period and we know people are looking forward to enjoying some time away from home, and this is further good news as the airport looks to provide those opportunities for our passengers. Loganair is a valued partner and its confidence in Edinburgh Airport is welcome now and going forward.

Spencer Birns, CEO, Cardiff Airport, said:

We’re pleased that Loganair has stepped in to re-establish a vital connection between Wales and Scotland with a regular Cardiff-Edinburgh service. Customers will once again be able to fly easily for business and to visit friends and family, as well as have the opportunity to travel for a well-earned city break or to explore Scotland’s beautiful scenery. It is a top priority for us to re-instate routes lost as a result of the pandemic, and we are delighted that Scotland’s airline has announced this essential service for our customers, increasing regional connectivity from Wales. We look forward to working closely with the Loganair team going forward.

The airline recently announced the resumption of routes from Exeter to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. It will also resume flights between Exeter and Norwich starting 12th July 2021.

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