Loganair takes over flights to Brussels and Stavanger

Loganair has stepped in to take over routes from Newcastle to Brussels and Stavanger, following news that flybmi has gone into administration. Commencing on March 25, Loganair will operate the services using a 49-seat Embraer 145 aircraft.

The airline will provide early morning double daily rotations between the North East and the Belgian capital of Brussels between Monday and Thursday, while also operating two evening departures on Friday and Sunday. Marking the first time Loganair has included Belgium within its network, the schedule enables a full working day in the European Union’s administrative capital, overnight trips or a number of different weekend options.

It will also offer six services per week to Norway’s Oil Capital, Stavanger on weekdays and Sunday.

The move will lead to the Scottish airline establishing an operating base out of Newcastle Airport and the potential for further expansion from the North East.

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s Managing Director said “It’s always really sad to see an airline go out of business, and our thoughts are with all those affected – particularly staff members.   We’re working on employment opportunities for pilots, cabin crew and engineering support staff to strengthen the Loganair team.

There is no doubt that trading is tough, but Loganair is – we believe – in the strongest position of any UK regional airline.  We’ve done a lot of work over the last two years to secure our future as an independent regional airline, and despite the challenges posed by fuel and carbon costs and Brexit, we are strongly placed to take up new opportunities as they arise

Our new routes from Newcastle complement our existing activity across a distinct geographical area, acting as a logical fit with our network – while also enabling the exciting development of setting up a base from the airport.“

Lead-in fares between Newcastle and Brussels begin at £84. while tickets to Stavanger commence at £85.99 All reservations include 20kg of complimentary hold luggage and passengers are eligible to join Loganair’s loyalty programme, Clan Loganair.

Tickets can be booked online at www.loganair.co.uk or by calling 0344 800 2855.