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Loganair to Deliver Year-Round Connectivity for Donegal

Loganair is introducing an enhanced schedule for services between Glasgow and Donegal, delivering year-round flights and its biggest-ever summer programme.

The UK’s largest regional airline remains the only carrier offering a direct air link between the north-west of Ireland and the UK.

The Scottish airline also connects Ireland to the UK via routes from Dublin, Belfast and City of Derry Airport.

Glasgow-Donegal Derry Routes

Loganair’s summer schedule opens on May 19 with three flights weekly, rising to four between July 6 and August 17 for the peak season. The Glasgow-Donegal route will continue through the winter, with flights every Friday and Sunday, enabling weekend trips and providing vital year-round connectivity.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer, Loganair, said: “Our expanded schedule between Glasgow and Donegal will enable more customers than ever to enjoy its outstanding scenery and world-famous craic, all year round.

“We have seen fantastic levels of support from customers for this service.”

Located at Carrickfinn, Donegal is regularly cited as the airport with the most scenic landing strip in the world. Loganair has flown to Donegal Airport since the early 1990s and the relaunch of its Glasgow route in 2023 was warmly welcomed by a variety of travellers.

The service will again be operated by the quieter and more comfortable ATR-42 aircraft. The summer schedule will initially run on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays with Saturdays being added for the peak holiday season.

Eilís Docherty, Managing Director, Donegal Airport, said: “Loganair’s commitment to a year-round schedule between Donegal and Glasgow demonstrates a real vote of confidence in this strategically important route.  Passenger numbers in summer 2023 surpassed our expectations, and the additional frequency for 2024 will undoubtedly be welcomed by the existing loyal customer base.  Year-round frequency gives the opportunity to develop the route and encourage further tourism travel between these two exciting regions. 

“We look forward to working in partnership with the airline to ensure the continued success of the direct flights between Donegal and Glasgow.”

Andy Cliffe, Chief Executive Officer, AGS, which owns and operates Glasgow Airport, said: “We are thrilled to see Loganair expand its popular Glasgow to Donegal service, adding frequencies and extending to year-round service. Scottish travellers will be even better served in exploring this stunning region of Ireland, whilst Glasgow looks forward to welcoming our good neighbours from the other side of the water who seek to explore Scotland’s largest city and gateway to the country.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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