New flights between London and Scotland - including Stornoway - launched

Two new Loganair routes between London Southend Airport and Scotland have launched including the first service to Stornoway.

Loganair has announced the new routes. Picture: PA
Loganair has announced the new routes. Picture: PA

Loganair will offer services three times a day on weekdays between London Southend and Glasgow, and twice a day on Sundays.

It has also introduced six flights a week to Stornoway in Lewis which include a 30-minute stopover in Glasgow during which customers can remain on the aircraft, connecting London and the Outer Hebrides in less than three hours.

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London Southend Airport is a 53 minute train ride from the city's Liverpool Street Station.

Loganair's managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: "These new air services are the ideal gateway to Scotland from the South East.

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"The schedule to Glasgow is created to offer maximum flexibility for business customers, and as the only airline to offer an inclusive baggage allowance, on board service and attractive frequent flyer programme within our lowest fare, we're offering a more inclusive and rewarding way to travel North.

"We're also seeing a steady increase in bookings from customers travelling to Stornoway; our new one-stop, same-plane service to the Outer Hebrides means those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London and the South-East can reach the peace and serenity of the Scottish islands in less than three hours"

Two weeks ago the airline also launched daily services between London Southend and Aberdeen.

Paul White, head of aviation at Glasgow Airport, said: "Loganair's decision to introduce this London Southend route is a landmark moment for the airline and welcome news for our passengers.