Loganair Launches London City – Dundee

Loganair has transferred its service to Dundee from London Stansted to City airport with effect from Sunday 29 March 2020.

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V&A Dundee, Scotland.
V&A Dundee, Scotland. (Image Credit: HuftonCrow)

Loganair has transferred its route from London Stansted to Dundee to London City Airport.

Currently, Loganair flies from London Stansted to Dundee up to twice daily. From Sunday 29 March 2020, this route will transfer to London City airport.

Flights will operate 11 times weekly, with twice daily return flights from Monday to Friday and a daily return flight on Sunday.

Flights will be operated with a 48 seat ATR42-500 aircraft. All passengers on Loganair benefit from a complimentary checked luggage allowance, as well as complimentary refreshments on board the aircraft.

This route is a “Public Service Obligation” route which receives Government funding in order to maintain connectivity from regions of the UK to London and to also support domestic tourism. The Government confirmed in October of this year that the route would continue to receive Government support in 2020.

This is also not the first time an airline has flown from London City to Dundee. CityJet used to serve this route, before suspending it many years ago.

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BA opens new Aberdeen lounge

British Airways has opened a new lounge in Aberdeen, the second lounge after Rome to showcase its new lounge concept.

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British Airways lounge at Aberdeen International Airport (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)
British Airways lounge at Aberdeen International Airport (Image Credit: Nick Morrish/British Airways)

British Airways has this week opened its new lounge in Aberdeen.

It follows a similar design aesthetic to its recently opened Rome Fiumicino airport. As with Rome there is a distinctly Scandinavian feel. It is a sharp contrast to the rest of BA’s lounge portfolio.

At 380 m2 in size, the lounge features a wide variety of seating options, with views of the runway. The centrepiece of the lounge is a self-pour granite topped bar. BA also promises food appropriate to the time of day.

The lounge also includes posters and art work from the airline’s collection and “The Long Winding Shores” by artist Maddie Rose Hills.

As is clear from the images below, there is no shortage of powerpoint throughout the lounge.

The new lounge is part of a rolling worldwide lounge refurbishment programme at BA.

Passengers travelling in Club Europe and Executive Club Silver and Gold cardholders are eligible to use the lounge. BA flies from London Heathrow to Aberdeen up to eight times daily.
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BA reinstates London Heathrow – Inverness from Tuesday 3 May 2016

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British Airbus A319 aircraft London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)
British Airbus A319 aircraft London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)

Good news for air travellers in the Scottish Highlands. Inverness is to regain a direct link to London Heathrow as British Airways is to reinstate a direct link between the airport and Inverness (Inverness airport) from Tuesday 3 May 2016.

BA had suspended the route on 16 November 1997, having previously flown to Inverness since 19 November 1968.

A single daily flight will operate from London Heathrow Terminal 5 using an Airbus A319 aircraft. The flight will operate in a single class domestic configuration.

Flight BA1468 Depart London Heathrow 09:55 – Arrive Inverness 11:30
Flight BA1469 Depart Inverness 12:10 – Arrive London Heathrow 13:40

Although not explicitly stated by BA, it’s likely that the re-opening of this route has been facilitated by the return of slots formerly used by Virgin Atlantic Little Red to BA and favourable commercial terms/assurances from Inverness airport and local businesses.

It is also worth noting that Air Passenger Duty does not apply on flights from Inverness to London Heathrow as flights from this airport are exempt from the tax. It will, however, still apply to flights from London Heathrow to Inverness.

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