Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Loganair axing routes from Teesside as increasing fuel prices and high fees at Heathrow begin to bite....

The UK regional airline Loganair is axing some routes from Teesside Airport as an increase in fuel prices begins to eat into the profitability of flights. 

There has been a significant increase in London Heathrow’s take-off and landing fees which has led to a significant increase in costs. Loganair says that this, coupled with global oil prices affecting the cost of aviation fuel, means that the London Heathrow route from Teesside has become unviable and will end in two weeks.

The Teesside to Southampton service will also stop as a result of the cessation of the London service as it cannot be accommodated on the remaining Loganair aircraft.

Kay Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer for Loganair, said: "I am extremely disappointed that Loganair will no longer provide a London Heathrow service due to rising costs, and completely understand the decision taken for all the reasons outlined. Customers affected by the cancellation will receive either an alternative routing if applicable or a refund should they prefer that option."

Phil Forster, Managing Director of Teesside International Airport, said: "I’d like to thank all of our loyal passengers who have been supporting this service since its launch and apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. Rising costs across the industry have meant that the route is no longer viable and not something we could support without passing that on to our passengers."

Passengers booked to travel to Southampton will be offered alternative flights or a full refund.

Passengers booked to travel to London Heathrow will be offered a full refund.


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