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Loganair pulls its Derry to Manchester route after less than six months

Loganair has suspended its Derry to Manchester route

SCOTTISH airline Loganair is cutting its daily Derry to Manchester air-link.

The announcement came less than six months after the carrier launched the new route from City of Derry Airport.

Loganair said the daily service will not operate between January and May 2020. A number of flights will be available over the Easter period.

The airline has blamed a slump in demand for the service.

"We apologise for inconvenience to anyone who has already booked travel during this seasonal stop in the service," Loganair's commercial director Kay Ryan told the BBC.

"Our forecasts indicate that bookings will be low over the post-New Year period, so we've taken the decision to take a break on the route from January 5 until May 21, with the exception of some flights at Easter."

Loganair said customers who had already booked flights would be contacted and offered a full refund or a transfer to Manchester from Belfast International or Belfast City airports.

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