Loganair Newcastle to Brussels and Stavanger
Loganair launched its first operations from Newcastle Airport on 25 March, with it inaugurating flights to Brussels and Stavanger. In celebration of the services, the UK airport baked a cake to mark the moment. Pictured with the culinary creation on the apron are: Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development, Newcastle Airport; Kay Ryan, Commercial Director, Loganair; Maurice Boyle, COO, Loganair; and Richard Knight, COO, Newcastle Airport.
Loganair’s launch of based operations at Newcastle has also resulted in Brussels joining the carrier’s network. The first flight was met on arrival by Sonja Gehlen, Senior Aviation Development Manager, Brussels Airport, seen here with the crew which operated the inaugural service and Maurice Boyle, COO, Loganair.
Loganair launched a new daily connection between Glasgow and Düsseldorf on 25 March. Pictured with the enormous cake which visually shows the new connection are: Jonathan Hinkles, MD, Loganair; Sheena Elphick, Cabin Crew, Loganair; Mark Johnston, MD, Glasgow Airport; and Roy Bogle, Director of Revenue, Loganair. The carrier is taking over the route from Eurowings which will end its operation between the two airports on 31 March.
Loganair’s inaugural flight to Düsseldorf was also celebrated when it touched down in Germany on 25 March. Pictured alongside the airline crew which performed the first flight are: Christina Hoffmann,Senior Manager Airline Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport; Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport; Jonathan Hinkles, MD, Loganair; Roy Bogle, Director of Revenue Loganair; and Kathrin Rompf, Sales Manager Germany, Aviareps for Loganair.
- Loganair launched its first operations from Newcastle (NCL) on 25 March, with it commencing services to Brussels (BRU) and Stavanger (SVG). When referencing OAG Schedules Analyser data, the carrier will operate 10 weekly flights between the UK city and the Belgian capital, while the Norwegian city will see a six times weekly service. Both 616- and 613-kilometre sectors will be flown using the airline’s 37-seat ERJ 135s. Loganair has entered these markets as a result of the unfortunate collapse of bmi regional earlier this year, with UK CAA data showing that the route between Newcastle and Brussels transported 28,248 passengers in 2018, up 18% versus 2017. The link from Newcastle to Stavanger saw 11,232 people fly between the two airports last year, up 12% versus 2017. No other airline presently operates either airport pair. Along with landing in Newcastle to replace bmi regional this week, the airline also helped to fill the void of another carrier at another UK airport. On 25 March it commenced a daily connection between Glasgow (GLA) and Düsseldorf (DUS). OAG Schedules Analyser data shows that the airline will offer a daily service on the 895-kilometre airport pair using its fleet of 49-seat ERJ 145s, with it taking on additional units of this type from the bmi regional fleet. The entry of Loganair on the route between Scotland and Germany comes as Eurowings ends its operation between the two airports. Again, referring to UK CAA data, the market between Glasgow and Dùsseldorf saw 41,368 passengers in 2018, with Glasgow also supporting German routes to Berlin Schönefeld, Frankfurt and Munich, with the latter two both flown by Lufthansa. Brussels and Düsseldorf become Loganair’s first destinations in Belgium and Germany, while Stavanger is the carrier’s third destination in Norway after Bergen and Oslo Gardermoen. A second route to Stavanger, from Edinburgh, will begin in May.