Carlisle Lake District Airport (CLDA) has unveiled Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, as its airline partner with flights to George Best Belfast City Airport, Dublin Airport and London Southend Airport.
The six times weekly service to Belfast City Airport, which will commence on June 4, 2018, will connect passengers to Cumbria and the Lake District, which receive 45 million visitors per year.
The airline will be operating this route as a partner of the Stobart Group.
The first flight from Carlisle Lake District Airport will arrive in Belfast on June 4 with the following week seeing the launch of Flybe’s four times weekly service to Doncaster Sheffield Airport from Belfast City.
In other news, Loganair is launching a Glasgow to Derry air service after the recent Ryanair announcement to discontinue the route.
The regional carrier, which has a long history of operating between the two cities, will commence the link on Sunday, October 28 – the day after Ryanair’s service ceases.
Operating five days per week, Loganair will utilise a 33-seat SAAB 340 aircraft on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a larger, 50-capacity SAAB 2000 aircraft used for Sunday evening services.
Services will depart Glasgow at 10.55 am on Mondays and Saturdays, arriving in Derry 50 minutes later at 11.45 am. The return trip from Derry will take to the skies at 12.15 pm.
The Thursday, Friday and Sunday services leave Glasgow at 6.55 pm, with return flights leaving Northern Ireland’s second largest city at 8.15 pm.
Loganair first served Derry in April 1979, becoming the first airline to operate to City of Derry Airport at the time.
Derry becomes Loganair’s 12th destination from Glasgow, the home base for Scotland’s Airline. Loganair has added Guernsey and Donegal to its Glasgow network this year and will also resume nonstop flights in May from Glasgow to Bergen in Norway for a second summer season.
Copyright Photo: Loganair SAAB 340B G-LGNJ (msn 173) GLA (Robbie Shaw). Image: 940889.
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