English Premiership rugby side, Newcastle Falcons, has announced Loganair as its ‘Official Airline Partner’ for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season.
As part of the sponsorship deal, Loganair - which also flies a number of routes between Ireland and Scotland – recently supported the team with travel arrangements to Sandy Park where they faced the Exeter Chiefs on Saturday 11 March.
The sponsorship deal is part of Loganair’s plans to further expand its presence at Newcastle Airport from 26 March, with an additional Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft which will also create a further 16 jobs at the base.
The UK’s largest regional airline is offering customers in the region almost 200,000 seats to seven destinations, representing a 40% increase in capacity compared to the prior year.
The partnership between the two companies will see Loganair customers receive the chance to win tickets to the Newcastle Falcons home games at Kingston Park as part of a launch competition.
The airline and Newcastle Falcons are understood to be in positive discussions about extending the deal to next season.
Luke Lovegrove, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Our exciting partnership with the Newcastle Falcons highlights what’s possible with our commitment to new regional air services at Newcastle Airport.
“We’re delighted that the team can benefit from the connectivity Loganair provides, and we’re confident the expansion at Newcastle will benefit many others too; supporting more local jobs, the local economy, and providing customers in the Northeast with a greater choice of routes and timings.”
The new Loganair programme at Newcastle Airport also includes the return of up to double daily flights to Aberdeen, together with the addition of a new one-stop same-plane service to Oslo via Aberdeen, with no requirement for customers to disembark - the only service of its kind.
Rebecca Thompson, Newcastle Falcon’s Senior Commercial Manager, said: “We’re delighted to have Loganair on board for the remainder of this season.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with other likeminded businesses with a focus on the North East and it’s been great to start developing what we hope is a long-term partnership with the team at Loganair.”