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Loganair launching two new Isle of Man routes from London

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Flights to and from the Isle of Man have been one of the casualties of the pandemic, as well as one of the casualties of the demise of Flybe. Services have come and gone over the past two years.

Loganair is now making a fresh attempt to serve the Isle of Man from London.

Flights from London City Airport will start on 19th April. The route will go ‘double daily’ from 3rd May which makes it handy for a day trip.

New Loganair flights to Isle of Man

More interestingly, Loganair is trying Heathrow Airport again and will operate a daily service from 3rd May.

Flights will operate from Terminal 2. Loganair is likely to have borrowed a slot from an airline which does not want to risk losing one now that the ‘use it or lose it’ rules are back. If it got lucky, it may even have been able to negotiate a subsidy for filling the slot.

Both routes will operate with turboprop aircraft.

It is reported that both routes will be included in the British Airways / Loganair codeshare agreement. This will allow you to book flights via ba.com – albeit potentially at a higher price than on the Loganair website – and earn Avios and tier points in return. Avios redemptions will not be available.

Tickets will go on sale next week.


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Comments (39)

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  • k says:

    Silly Q…but I’ve not been following BA covid/confidence charges of late.

    I have a BA241 voucher expiring next month (yes, I missed the FTV game!). If I make a booking (so as not to totally waste it) but later decide I can’t travel (so I will lose the 241 voucher) will I also be charged £35 pp cancellation fees or does the covid/confidence thing allow me to get a full refund of cash/avios?

    Thanks

    • Rob says:

      That’s a good question actually ….

    • BJ says:

      I’ve not been charged the £35pp fee for any changes or cancellations under BWC. However, these things can be agent-dependent, in my most recent change (a bit more complex) I got three different interpretations before the fourth agent agreed my request.

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