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Transport / New Sumburgh to Dundee flight will offer ‘one-stop’ service to London

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LOGANAIR will introduce a direct flight between Sumburgh and Dundee next year – with the plane then travelling straight onto London City.

The route is due to commence from 9 May 2022 and it will operate on Mondays and Thursdays.

It means travellers from Sumburgh can either disembark in Dundee, or remain on the plane all the way through to London.

Loganair said the “lead in” fares will be £96.99 to Dundee and £129.99 to London.

Customers flying from Shetland to Dundee or London City will now also be able to use the Air Discount Scheme for the entire journey.

Managing director of Sumburgh and Dundee airport operator HIAL Inglis Lyon said: “Loganair’s routes expansion and the increasing frequency of its services is a further indication the aviation industry is emerging from the pandemic and reacting positively to pent up demand.

“I am particularly pleased our airports in Dundee and Shetland will offer direct flights which will provide greater connectivity between the two locations and also allow passengers to link to London City.”

Outside of Shetland Loganair’s summer 2022 programme also includes services between Inverness and Dublin, Teesside and Southampton.

Loganair chief commercial officer Kay Ryan said: “We are looking to 2022 with optimism and continuing to connect more and more of the UK as we are able to do.

“Customer booking patterns will remain an incredibly important factor for us as we review which services we operate and which destinations we add either frequency or additional seat capacity to.

“We’ve had a really positive reaction from customers so far for next summer and we look forward to welcoming old and new alike back on board.”