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Loganair revives Edinburgh-Cardiff route

A direct route linking the capital cities of Scotland and Wales is being revived today (Monday) by Loganair.

The service between Edinburgh and Cardiff will operate up to five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

It is the last major route to be restored by Loganair and other carriers, returning domestic connectivity lost when Flybe collapsed in March 2020.

The airline is deploying 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jets on the route, with prices on the one hour 20 minure trip starting at £50.99 one-way including taxes and charges.

The Cardiff service adds to eight others already flown from Edinburgh by Loganair, including Southampton, Newquay and the Isle of Man.

Head of revenue and salesDonna McHugh, said: “It is vital that connectivity is maintained between these two major cities and we know it will prove very popular with both our leisure and business travellers.”

Cardiff airport chief executive Spencer Birns added: “It’s fantastic that Loganair has re-instated such a vital and in-demand route, re-connecting the Scottish and Welsh capitals.

“It is our priority to re-instate routes lost due to Covid-19 pandemic, and we are delighted that Scotland’s airline has stepped in to provide an essential service.”

Kate Sherry, aviation director at Edinburgh airport, said: “It’s been an extremely tough period and we know people are looking forward to enjoying some time away from home, and this is further good news as the airport looks to provide those opportunities for our passengers.”

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