MIAMI – British regional carrier Loganair (LM) announced a new service that will increase connectivity between Scotland and Wales, UK.
The airline is introducing non-stop services between Edinburgh (EDI) and Cardiff (CWL) starting on August 2, with a five-times-weekly frequency. LM is using its Embraer ERJ145s for the operation.
News that many of the airline’s customers “have been waiting for this service to resume,” and that “these services fill gaps left by the collapse of Flybe, with almost every lost domestic destination now being restored by Loganair and other carriers over the coming months.”
Airline officials are putting hopes on the service, LM’s chief commercial officer Kay Ryan told British aviation portal UKAviation.
Comments from Airports
Airport officials on both sides have also shown excitement on the new services.
Edinburgh Airport aviation director Kate Sherry told the portal that the airport was “excited to be reconnecting the capitals of Scotland and Wales” on a route that will make family reunions and breaks easier while considering the route “further good news as the airport looks to provide those opportunities for our passengers.”
On his part, CWL CEO Spencer Birns echoed his Scottish counterpart’s opinions, and praised Scotland’s natural scenery.
“We’re pleased that Loganair has stepped in to re-establish a vital connection between Wales and Scotland with a regular Cardiff-Edinburgh service. Customers will once again be able to fly easily for business and to visit friends and family, as well as have the opportunity to travel for a well-earned city break or to explore Scotland’s beautiful scenery,” Birns said.
Featured image: Loganair G-SAJS Embraer ERJ-145EP. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways