27 February, 2024

The UK’s largest regional airline Loganair has announced developments on its Isle of Man to Heathrow route, with improvements also brought forward on flights to Liverpool, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

This summer, the Isle of Man’s important London Heathrow connection will be boosted with a new earlier arrival time into Heathrow, opening up a much wider range of same-day flight connections to North America. The daily Heathrow service will now leave the Isle of Man at 9.45am and arrive at London Heathrow Terminal 2 at 11:20am, which means connections to the likes of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver and Seattle are now possible.

Other improvements include:

  • A second Isle of Man-Heathrow flight will run on Saturdays through the summer, offering a morning travel option in addition to the daily afternoon flight. An additional London Heathrow Sunday service will also be offered between 31st March and 9th June inclusive.

  • An extra Isle of Man-Liverpool flight will take place on Saturdays between 6th and 27th April inclusive.

  • Isle of Man-Edinburgh flights will return to operating four times per week with the introduction of a new evening schedule to link the two airports – designed to help both business and leisure travellers maximise time spent at their destination.

  • Birmingham flights will operate daily from Isle of Man within the summer schedule. 

  • Loganair continues to offer the popular thru-flight to Newquay via Manchester where customers don’t need to disembark the aircraft, providing opportunities to connect to the wonderful Cornish beaches and countryside

The continuity of service offered by Loganair’s Isle of Man-based aircraft and crews will also ensure customers can reach Manchester and Liverpool on several other dates where other airlines have withdrawn flights.

Loganair’s chief commercial officer, Luke Lovegrove, said: “Summer 2024 at the Isle of Man is our most comprehensive programme to date which will help us serve more customers than ever before.

“Overall, Loganair will be offering around 50 weekly departures from the Isle of Man to seven destinations this summer – Birmingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London City, London Heathrow, Manchester and Newquay’.’

Gary Cobb, airport director, Ronaldsway Airport said: "The increased frequency of Loganair flights to and from the Isle of Man, coupled with schedule adjustments that optimise onward connections, particularly through Heathrow, is great news. We will continue to work in collaboration with Loganair to further develop the route network. As is our consistent message, we encourage you to book these flights, which will contribute to the ongoing growth and enhancement of connectivity to and from the Island."

The airline serves more airports and routes within the UK than any other airline, providing a comprehensive network of regional connectivity for UK communities ranging from Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles to Newquay in Cornwall.

New ATR72-600 Next Generation turboprop aircraft – seating 72 passengers and offering best-in-class performance on fuel efficiency and emissions have replaced 33-seat Saab 340s, making more seats available than ever before across the airlines network.

Together with major upgrades to the passenger cabins and operating systems of the Embraer 145 Regional Jets, this completes a multi-million-pound investment programme by Loganair in its aircraft fleet.

All Loganair fares include a checked baggage allowance and, on flights of over 45 minutes scheduled time on our Embraer and ATR aircraft, complimentary in-flight refreshments. With more seats to more destinations than ever before, Loganair expects to serve well over one million Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers on its flights in 2024 – and has gluten and dairy free snack options available too.