Loganair is adding Germany to its destination map for the first time next year, as the airline announces the commencement of daily flights to the country’s seventh largest city, Dusseldorf.
Starting on April 1, Loganair will operate a morning service using its newly acquired Embraer 145 jets - which have enhanced the airline’s range through their capability to transport a full load of 50-passengers 1,550 nautical miles.
The schedule departs Glasgow at 10.20am, arriving in Dusseldorf one hour and 50 minutes later at 13.10 local time, before returning to Scotland at 13.50 and touching down again in Glasgow at 14.40.
The announcement is the second European route the airline has launched in the last three months after adding the Norwegian city of Stavanger to its network, also marking an expansion of its range into mainland Europe and Dusseldorf - with a population of 612,000 people - is Loganair’s biggest city to date on the continent.
Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s managing director said: “Dusseldorf is Loganair’s first foray into Germany, heralding another significant milestone for the airline as our reach extends deeper into the continent. We’re now able to carry passengers further and faster since adding two Embraer 145 jets into the fleet, an important development for international travel.
“Fresh off the back of being awarded European Regional Airline of the Year, the coming months are set to be an exciting period for Loganair, continuing to provide excellent service to customers in our Scottish heartlands while setting our sights into Europe.
"We’re thrilled to be commencing ticket sales for Dusseldorf, a vibrant city which has a lot to offer holiday makers all year round. Business demand for the route is set to be strong, with the city ranking as Germany’s number one urban region for direct foreign investment."
Düsseldorf is a city on the River Rhine in western Germany and is the capital of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is one of the economic centres of the country, home to a thriving fashion industry, historic old town and bustling shopping streets.
Paul White, Head of Aviation at Glasgow Airport, said: “Loganair’s decision to introduce its first route to Germany is a landmark moment for the airline and welcome news for Glasgow Airport.
“Dusseldorf continues to be a popular destination and this new service from Scotland’s airline will provide our passengers with an even greater choice.
“The introduction of the daily service to this fantastic city will also further strengthen our strong links with Germany, which currently includes routes to Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich.”
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