Loganair axes its route between London Heathrow and Isle of Man

Jul 29, 2021

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Loganair will end its service between Isle of Man and London Heathrow.

The Scottish regional carrier, which is based at Glasgow Airport (GLA), will end its service between Isle of Man (IOM) and Heathrow (LHR) as of 11 August.

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Loganair first began flying the route in November 2020 as a way to connect the Isle of Man with London. However, costs associated with operating out of Heathrow and the slower-than-anticipated return to travel have forced the carrier to leave.

“We regret having to take this decision to cancel the Heathrow service and also very much regret the inconvenience to our customers,” Loganair Chief Commercial Officer Kay Ryan said in a statement. “The sharp rise in costs of operating services at London’s premier airport coupled to the slower-than-expected rebound in passenger numbers after the pandemic mean that the route is not viable unless it has financial support from the Isle of Man government.”

Earlier in 2020, Loganair began flying to Heathrow — though the move was only temporary. The IOM to London route previously flew to London City (LCY). However, for a period earlier in 2020, LCY was closed to all operations. Loganair relocated that route to Heathrow for a short time before returning it to LCY when the airport reopened.

The airline used one of its Embraer 145 aircraft to fly to Heathrow, which features 49 seats. Each of the seats has 31 inches of pitch.

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