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Loganair adds extra Norwich to Isle of Man flights

Loganairhas added extra flights to its new Norwich/Isle of Man route following strong advance ticket sales ahead of the launch of the service this month.

The new route – East Anglia’s first ever direct link to the Isle of Man – will take to the skies on Saturday, 26 May2012.

Flybe franchise partner Loganair, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012, plans to run seasonal flights every Saturday from 26 May through to 8 September.

However, a surge in ticket uptake for the service from leisure and business passengers has led the airline to add an extra two flights for the successive Saturdays up to 22 September.

Commenting on the move, Loganair’s chief operating officer Jonathan Hinkles, said: “We announced the new Norwich-Isle of Man service only three months ago, but demand for the new flights has far exceeded our expectations.

“With flights on several dates throughout the summer nearly fully booked and more people still wanting to travel, we’ve responded to this demand by adding extra flights through September.”

Services from Norwich to Manchester and the Isle of Man are operated by Loganair’s subsidiary Suckling Airways, using a 31-seat Dornier 328 fast turboprop under a franchise agreement with Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline.