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Loganair to expand City of Derry operations with flights to Edinburgh

L-R: Brenda Morgan, CoDA; Alderman Graham Warke; Anna Doherty of Derry Chamber; David Boyd of Causeway Chamber; and airport boss, Steve Frazer.

SCOTTISH regional airline Loganair is to launch a new service between Derry and Edinburgh in May.

The flights, which will operate three-days per week, take off from May 17, with plans to increase the frequency in the summer months.

It brings the number of Loganair routes at City of Derry Airport to four, joining Glasgow, Liverpool and London Stansted.

The airport’s managing director Steve Frazer said the direct connection to Edinburgh has been missed in recent months.

“Particularly for those regularly commuting to study or work, or visit family and friends, and we are delighted that Loganair will be taking to the skies to provide this much-needed service.”

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Graham Warke said the new regular services represent “fantastic news” for both the city and the wide north-west.

“It further improves connectivity and provides a service for people travelling for business or pleasure, or perhaps to visit family or friends.

Loganair’s chief commercial officer Kay Ryan said: “As the UK’s largest regional airline we are committed to connecting people both for leisure and business purposes through partnerships with key airports. We look forward to launching this convenient new direct service and welcoming passengers on board.”

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