Loganair suspends Derry for Manchester flights




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Loganair

Loganair cancels flights between Londonderry and Manchester less than six months after the route was introduced.

The Scottish airline says it will not operate the daily service between January and May 2020, although some flights will be available at Easter.

Loganair blamed for a waiver after New Year in service cancellation bookings.

The Manchester service was launched from the City of Derry airport in May.

  • City of Derry Airport London route to change destination
  • Flights from City of Derry to London provided more funding

"We apologize for the inconvenience of anyone who has already booked travel during this seasonal stop in the service," Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said so.

She added: "Our forecasts indicate that bookings will be low over the period after New Year, so we made the decision to take a break on the route from January 5 until May 21[ads1], with the exception of some flights in Easter. "

The airline said that customers who have already booked" are now being contacted and offered a full refund or transfer to an alternative service to Manchester from either Belfast International or Belfast City ".

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City of Derry Airport is owned by Derry City and Strabane District Council

Earlier this month, councilors at Derry and Strabane District Council – which own the airport – were told that nearly £ 6 million is required to ensure that the City of Derry airport can continue operating after March 31, 2021.

The councilors have given its approval

Loganair took over the London Stansted route in February following the collapse of Flybmi, which had operated flights on this route since 2017.

Loganair now operates from the City of Derry Airport to Southend.

The airline's commitment to public service, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, has been in place since 2017.



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