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Loganair reinstates Dundee flight routes

Flight routes from Dundee to Birmingham and Belfast will be re-established.

Flight routes from Dundee to Birmingham and Belfast will be re-established, it has been announced, after Loganair agreed to operate the flights under the Flybe banner.

The decision means the re-introduction of daily return flights and a weekend Belfast run, services which were stripped from the Scottish hub after previous provider FlyWhoosh withdrew their service.

The development signals an upturn in the fortunes of Scottish air travel, which suffered a drop in passenger numbers over January, but was last week given a categorical boost by the announcement of 17 new Ryanair flight routes from Edinburgh Airport.

Loganair chairman Scott Grier said: "It is a good feeling to be returning to Dundee. Establishing a new base in Dundee is an exciting development for us and we look forward to building on today’s announcement." He claimed that there was more than enough passenger demand in the Dundee area, claiming: "We recognised an opportunity and with our resources and commitment we know we can make a success where [FlyWhoosh] did not."

The reintroduction of Dundee routes to Birmingham and Belfast also confirms resilience in the market for internal UK flights – boosted by continuing high costs of rail travel – with Eastern Airways recently launching additional services from Aberdeen and Newcastle to Southampton.

The new flights will be available from the Flybe website from March 10th.

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