Posted : 17 April 2023

"Gamechanger" for worldwide connectivity for Dundee and surrounding regions

Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has today announced its intention to move the Public Service Obligation (PSO) air service linking Dundee Airport and London into Heathrow with effect from Saturday 6th May, 2023.

The airline has recently gained additional access to slots at Heathrow, and subject to Government approval, will move its Dundee service from the current London terminus of London City into Heathrow’s Terminal Two from Sunday 7th May.   This will offer continued excellent access to central London – where the new Elizabeth Line now connects the nation’s premier airport to key City destinations.

Just as importantly, the move to London Heathrow opens up a tremendous range of new connections from Dundee – firmly establishing Dundee’s place on the worldwide map of air routes for the first time in nearly 40 years since previous links between Dundee and Heathrow were severed.  Customers will be able to book single-ticket, assured connections to and from Dundee via London Heathrow to 97 destinations in 45 countries.  

Destinations across Europe, Middle East, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australasia ranging from Singapore and Hong Kong through to Buenos Aires and Budapest will all be available from Dundee through Loganair’s growing range of airline partnerships, including with British Airways, the largest airline at Heathrow.

“The move to Heathrow truly is a gamechanger for Dundee’s air links,” says Loganair Chief Executive Jonathan Hinkles.  “Alongside excellent ground transport links into central London, the new range of global flight connections will bring new inward investment opportunities and tourism into the wider region, together with enabling travellers from the Dundee region to use their local airport to fly worldwide for the first time.”

Heathrow Chief Commercial Officer Ross Baker said:  “Welcoming further Loganair services to Heathrow is exciting, with UK passengers and businesses set to benefit from hundreds of onward connections around the world.  Our domestic charging discounts will continue to support further growth in our domestic network – which is vital to strengthen our role as the UK’s hub airport, helping to level-up investment across the country, while connecting more people and businesses to global growth.”

The move to Heathrow will open up more seats on each flight – as aircraft performance limitations at London City impose restrictions today - whilst more efficient air traffic routings into Heathrow will cut flight times and carbon emissions.   All flights will continue to be operated by Loganair’s locally-based Dundee crews and ATR42 aircraft.

All Loganair flights are covered by the GreenSkies programme with carbon emissions fully offset through certified international schemes to remove an amount of carbon from the atmosphere equivalent to that generated by each flight.