Flybe franchise partner Loganair to launch new Sunday service between Leeds Bradford and Glasgow Airport
Scotland’s airline Loganair will launch the first Sunday service between Leeds Bradford and Glasgow International Airport this weekend.
The Glasgow-based airline, which celebrates 50 years of business in 2012, currently operates a twice a day service, Monday through Friday, between Leeds Bradford Airport and Glasgow.
Flybe franchise partner Loganair took over the Leeds Bradford to Glasgow route from BMI Regional in May this year, and the service is proving to be extremely popular with business users travelling in both directions.
Loganair’s Sunday service will not only give business users the option of travelling well in advance of a busy working week, it is hoped the flights will also be used by leisure customers looking for a weekend get-away in Leeds or Glasgow.
Phil Preston, Loganair chief operating officer, said:
We are delighted to be able to add an additional Sunday service on the Leeds Bradford to Glasgow route.
We have been really impressed with our passenger numbers since we took over the original weekday services earlier this year, and decided to introduce the additional Sunday flights to offer both our business and leisure users even greater connectivity from two of Britain’s most popular gateway destinations.
The Sunday service, operated by one of Loganair’s 34-seat Saab 340 aircraft, will depart from Glasgow at 5.15pm, arriving at Leeds Bradford Airport at 6.20pm. The flight from Leeds Bradford will leave at 6.50pm and land in Glasgow at 7.55pm.
Glasgow is also billed as Britain’s top shopping destination outside London’s West End and features some of the best restaurants and hotels in the country. The city also hosts premier events annually including Piping Live, the Glasgow Comedy Festival and world-famous Celtic Connections.
Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s commercial director, said:
I am delighted that the schedule is already proving attractive to both business and leisure traffic and that a new Sunday service is therefore being introduced.
It is important that business links between these regions are maintained and developed.
For those passengers flying to West Yorkshire, there is an equally diverse array of attractions and events on offer on the other side of the border.
The Sunday service will also allow ramblers from both areas to enjoy the great outdoors at two of Europe’s most visited national parks in the Yorkshire Dales and Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.
Amanda McMillan, managing director at Glasgow International Airport, said:
This is great news from Loganair as there is undoubtedly demand for more than just midweek flights between the two airports.
Glasgow and Leeds may be two of the biggest financial centres in the UK, but both areas are also popular with tourists so the addition of weekend capacity on the route is very welcome.