The UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair, has announced new services from the Isle of Man to London City and London Heathrow, marking a major step forward for the Isle of Man’s post-pandemic air connectivity.
New services will commence from the Isle of Man to London City from 19 April, initially offering a daily flight (except Saturdays) before gearing up to two flights each weekday from Tuesday 3 May. From 3 May the new schedule of morning and evening flights will offer a day-return capability in each direction, plus a flight in each direction on Sunday evenings.
Services linking the Isle of Man with London Heathrow will commence from Tuesday 3 May, with a daily service designed to offer excellent connections with Loganair’s major partner airlines, including British Airways, to a wide range of destinations worldwide, including key points in Europe, North America and South Africa.
Both the London City and Heathrow routes will be flown under Loganair’s codeshare agreement with British Airways, and tickets for the new flights are already on sale.
Welcoming the announcement, Loganair’s Chief Executive Jonathan Hinckles said, “We’re absolutely delighted that the Isle of Man’s airline is restoring island-based connectivity to London – serving not just one but two major airports. Our conveniently timed flights to London City will offer excellent connectivity to the heart of London for both business and leisure travellers, whilst our London Heathrow services will complement that access to London itself with the broadest possible range of onward connecting flights with our partner airlines to over 100 destinations worldwide.
“The announcement also provides further benefits for the Isle of Man with robust, stable employment in the aviation sector. We’re delighted to welcome new members to the Loganair Isle of Man team and we’ll continue our programme to invest in training, career development and apprenticeships.”
Dr. Alex Allinson MHK, Minister for the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise commented, “We are very pleased to be working with Loganair on these two new London routes to city and Heathrow. As an international business centre, we rely on good connections to the UK and further afield to give our business community access to clients around the world. Having a day return flight will be a real asset for both Isle of Man and London-based businesses.
“The Isle of Man is also the perfect spot for a short break or family holiday and I hope these new routes will bring new and improved connectivity not only for Isle of Man residents but for visitors too.”