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Loganair to launch nonstop flights between Aberdeen and Dublin

Loganair, United Kingdom’s largest regional airline, has announced that it will launch nonstop flights between Scotland’s oil and gas capital with the capital of the Irish Republic.

Starting 5th September 2021, Loganair will fly 4-times-a-week between Aberdeen and Dublin. As of 28th March 2022, the flight will be operated daily and the airline will add extra flights on Mondays and Fridays from 24th April 2022. Loganair is replacing the previous service between the two cities which was lost with the collapse of Stobart Air 2 weeks ago.

Kya Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer, Loganair, said:

We are truly excited to be operating this important service and pleased to be able to step in and quickly restore the vital link between these two great cities. It fits well with our increasingly dominant presence as the UK’s premier regional airline and develops our growing relationship with IAG through our codeshare with BA. We now look forward to enhancing our connectivity further as we work closely with Aer Lingus. We believe that, as certainty grows with the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme, an easing of current travel restrictions to and from the Irish Republic will allow customers to book and travel with confidence.

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She added that Loganair would be offering connections from its network via Aberdeen to Dublin – including from Sumburgh in Shetland and Kirkwall in Orkney.

The flight schedule is:

  • Aberdeen-Dublin
  • Departure time: 10:20
  • Arrival time: 11:40
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: LM0051
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Dublin-Aberdeen
  • Departure time: 12:10
  • Arrival time: 13:30
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: LM0052
  • Frequency: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

The route will be operated by a 49-seater Embraer E145 regional jet. The route adds to 10 others already flown from Aberdeen by Loganair, including to Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

Matt Hazlewood, Group Commercial Director for Aberdeen Airport’s owner AGS Airports Ltd, said:

It is great to see Loganair growing its offering and presence at Aberdeen International Airport with a Dublin route. These routes strengthen our connectivity in the north-east of Scotland following the collapse of Stobart Air two weeks ago. Bringing back business safely is a key priority at our airport and this route will be warmly welcomed by our passengers and stakeholders.

The service to Dublin also marks the return of Glasgow-based airline, the first since the suspension of its Inverness service last year. Both Inverness and Teesside will also be on the Loganair network from Dublin next summer.

Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport, said:

Dublin Airport has historically had very strong connectivity to a host of British cities and we’re happy to see Loganair restoring the direct connection between Dublin and Aberdeen and offering onward connectivity to a number of other Scottish destinations. We’ll be working hard with our colleagues at Loganair to help drive traffic in both directions on the new service.

Loganair recently announced a new route connecting Edinburgh with Cardiff.

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