Loganair has announced a new route between City of Derry Airport and Liverpool.
The new route will begin operating on May 24, and will initially operate on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays before becoming a daily route from late June.
Loganair Chief Executive Statement
Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles stated, "Frequent air links are essential for so many aspects of working and family life, even as we work to re-build and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Loganair already serves both City of Derry and Liverpool airports, and when the opportunity arose for us to connect these two important destinations in our network following another airline's withdrawal, we were only too pleased to step in to safeguard these connections.
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"Loganair's ability to grow at City of Derry is in no small part thanks to the exemplary reputation for reliability and service established by our locally-based team. I'm most grateful to all of them for maintaining our London services without interruption over the difficult last 12 months. It's wonderful to be able to recognise their superb efforts today by redoubling our commitment to City of Derry's air links."
City Of Derry Airport Managing Director Statement
Meanwhile, City of Derry Airport managing director Steve Frazer commented, "We are pleased that Loganair have again shown their commitment to regional connectivity from the north-west of NI. Increasing the frequency to seven days a week from the end of June will give maximum choice and flexibility to both business and leisure travellers."
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Director Of Aviation Development Statement
Liverpool John Lennon Airport director of aviation development Paul Winfield added, "This route is an important link between our two cities and their regions beyond, having already proved popular by travellers flying in both directions. As we plan ahead for a return to normality after the difficulties of the past year, domestic air travel is likely to recover sooner and this route will help travellers to once again be able to enjoy all that’s on offer from our two great regions."
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