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Loganair's direct services to London Southend Airport celebrate their inaugural departure...

The first Loganair flights between Aberdeen and London have officially taken to the skies, as the airline’s direct services to London Southend Airport celebrated their inaugural departure. A major boost for the North East’s connectivity with England’s Capital, the new business focused schedule follows a period of overall reduction in Aberdeen’s airlinks to London.

Customers from the Granite City can choose from three non-stop flights to London Southend each way every weekday, together with Sunday services, all operated by Loganair’s Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft. The schedule is designed to enable a full working day in the capital before an evening flight home.

Flight times are only 1 hour and 35 minutes, followed by short, 100-step walk to London Southend Airport’s dedicated railway terminal where customers can board one of five peak time trains per hour to London’s Liverpool Street Station – only 52 minutes away.

On their way home, customers can enjoy a quick check-in through security in an airport which is much easier to navigate than larger London Airport’s.

Loganair’s Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles says: “Air connectivity with London is incredibly important for the North East of Scotland where there has been significant capacity reduction to other London airports of late. We’ve specifically created a schedule which is optimum for those travelling for business during the week, with day-return schedules in addition to our rewarding frequent flyer programme: Clan Loganair.

It is an ideal partnership, bringing together the European Regions Airline Association’s Airline of the Year and Which? Magazine’s Best Airport in London, working in tandem to provide year-round services from Aberdeen with an entirely new offering for our customers.

London Southend is the ideal gateway to the city, providing a well-connected and convenient entry point via an airport which is extremely easy to navigate. All our tickets include 20kg of complimentary luggage and in-flight refreshments, the only airline flying from Scotland to a London Airport today that offers these perks within its base fare, that also starts from just £49.99.”