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

Loganair’s summer schedule commences 19 May with three flights weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, rising to four between 6 July – 17 August for the peak season with an additional Saturday service . The route will continue through the winter, with flights every Friday and Sunday, enabling weekend trips and providing vital year-round connectivity operated by ATR-42 aircraft.

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

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.”

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.”

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer, Loganair, said: “Our expanded schedule between Glasgow and Donegal will enable more customers than ever to travel in 2024 and we are delighted we can now offer this route through the winter in response to customer demand. 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.

Image Credit: Ronnierob via Creative Commons

Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 March 2024 All Rights Reserved