British Airways and Loganair

I’m not sure that this will impact me particularly, as I rarely fly domestically and Loganair are quite expensive. But I like that I can in theory now earn BA tier points and get Avios by flying from Norwich Airport. What with the BA aircraft that I think are still at the airport, albeit in storage, Norwich has never had such close associations with the airline.

Pinched from the BA press release:

“The expansion to 18 new routes will now give British Airways’ customers access to 38 of Loganair’s UK routes, meaning that customers can book onward connections from destinations across the airline’s route network, or point to point travel in the UK more easily through British Airways’ website. Customers who book onto these selected routes operated by Loganair through ba.com can also earn Avios and Tier points as part of British Airways’ Executive Club programme.

Routes now available to book include:

Aberdeen to Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, and Southampton
City of Derry to London and Liverpool
Cornwall Airport Newquay to Manchester
Exeter to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle
Isle of Man to Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester
Inverness to Birmingham
Norwich to Aberdeen and Edinburgh
Teesside to Southampton

British Airways’ customers travelling from Aberdeen or the Isle of Man to Manchester will also now be able to connect onto British Airways’ code share flights on other carriers, including oneworld partners, from the north-west hub. Destinations include New York, Barbados and Orlando, allowing customers to book a single ticket with assured connections.

The news of a codeshare expansion between the two carriers comes as Loganair celebrates its 60th birthday, making it the oldest UK airline still operating under its original name.”