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Loganair to begin new flights from Northern Ireland to Scotland

A new air route between Northern Ireland and Scotland is set to launch in October.

The service between Londonderry and Glasgow will begin operating on October 28, the day after a current Ryanair service between the two locations ends.

Ryanair announced at the end of February it would close its base at Glasgow airport, with the number of routes being reduced from 23 to three, and five being transferred to Edinburgh.

Regional carrier c has announced it will operate a service five days a week, with a 33-seat craft taking off on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and a 50-capacity service operating on Sunday evenings.

The airline has said the opening fares for the route will start at £49.99 each way, with all flights including a 20kg complimentary baggage allowance and complimentary in-flight refreshments.

East Londonderry DUP MLA George Robinson said the announcement was "very welcome for everyone in the north west".

"As a result of the Loganair announcement, the airline will provide a direct route between Londonderry to one of Scotland's major cities. This type of connectivity will to be a real boost to our local economy as it adds another selling point for the north west to attract investment and build upon a growing tourism industry," he said.

Jonathan Hinkles, managing director at Loganair said: “Glasgow to Derry has always been a really popular route, given the close connections between the residents of the two cities.

“We’re delighted to be returning to a route which we first initiated all those years ago, while also ensuring its continuation following Ryanair’s recent announcement."

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