Loganair commits to year-round Donegal flights

Loganair is to serve Donegal in Ireland from Glasgow year-round from the summer.

The summer schedule opens on May 19 with three flights a week, rising to four from July 6 until August 17 for the peak season. 

The service will be operated by ATR-42 aircraft. The summer schedule will initially run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with Saturdays being added for the peak holiday period.

The route will continue through the winter, with flights every Friday and Sunday, enabling weekend trips and providing the airport at Carrickfinn with year-round connectivity. 

The regional airline remains the only carrier offering a direct air link between the northwest of Ireland and the UK.

Chief commercial officer Luke Lovegrove said:“Our expanded schedule between Glasgow and Donegal will enable more customers than ever to enjoy its outstanding scenery and world-famous craic, all year round.

“We have seen fantastic levels of support from customers for this service.”

Loganair has flown to Donegal airport since the early 1990s and relaunched the Glasgow route last year.

Donegal airport managing director Eilis Docherty said: “Loganair’s commitment to a year-round schedule between Donegal and Glasgow demonstrates a real vote of confidence in this strategically important route.  

“Passenger numbers in summer 2023 surpassed our expectations, and the additional frequency for 2024 will undoubtedly be welcomed by the existing loyal customer base.  

“Year-round frequency gives the opportunity to develop the route and encourage further tourism travel between these two exciting regions.”

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