The UK carrier plans to connect the Docklands gateway with a new destination via a one-stop service as part of its summer 2023 schedule.
Loganair is set to link Kirkwall, in the Scottish Orkney Islands, with London City Airport for the “first-time ever”.
Consequently, from April 4 of next year, a twice-weekly flight (Tuesdays and Fridays) is scheduled to take-off. It will make a stop via Dundee on the mainland but, Loganair says, passengers would not have to disembark before continuing onward to the British capital. Total journey time is expected to be approximately three-and-a-half-hours.
Liam McKay, director of corporate affairs at London City Airport, said: “Scotland has always been a core market for London City. Thanks to a new Loganair service to Orkney, our customers can explore further, more easily, and from the heart of London. The island is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and I'm sure this service will be hugely welcomed by passengers at both ends of the route."
Thanks to the move, it will complement Loganair’s existing rotations from the Docklands gateway. At present, using ATR 42-500s (pictured), the UK’s biggest regional airline already links London City with Dundee – with flights continuing onto Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands on Mondays and Thursdays.
Elsewhere, Loganair also links the East London hub with the Isle of Man, which operates using ATR 72-600s.