Recently, British Airways has partnered with Loganair after its separation with Flybe. Loganair will now be operating flights on routes between the London City Airport and Isle of Man. The new service would take effect starting from next month i.e., September 1 after the termination of its existing agreement with Eastern Airways. 50-seater Saab 2000 aircraft will be used to operate the upcoming route.
Loganair is a Scottish carrier and it was relaunched as an independent airline in the month of September 2017, soon after the end of its agreement with Flybe. It has been stated that British Airways and Loganair have codeshare on routes between Scottish Highlands and Islands, providing domestic services to Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen as well as Glasgow.
Jonathan Hinkles, the managing director of Loganair stated, ‘We are extremely contented and pleased to enlarge the cooperation with British Airways through the newly launched services between London City and Isle of Man. In addition, he also expressed his happiness that Loganair will now be able to assist the community by providing local employment of cabin crew and pilots in the Isle of Man to handle the new route.’
Luke Hayhoe, the general manager of British Airways commented, ‘the introduction of recent lease agreement between the two carriers would make sure that the passengers traveling from Isle of Man enjoy a definitive and punctual journey to London City Airport on three services on an everyday basis connecting 31 destinations directly handled from Docklands airport by British Airways.’