Loganair operates sports charters to London and Perpignan for football and rugby matches

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A British regional airline, Loganair recently offered charter services to Liverpool FC and the Warrington Wolves rugby club. The flights, operated by Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft, were to fly Liverpool FC to play in the FA Cup final and Warrington Wolves to play against the Catalans Dragons.

Liverpool FC transport

On Saturday, British football club Liverpool FC played Chelsea at Wembley, London in the FA Cup final. On Saturday morning, G-SAJD flew to Liverpool from Aberdeen at 09:40. The same plane left Liverpool, heading for London Luton at 12.30pm, and arrived in London at 1.04pm.

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G-SAJD transported the Liverpool team from Liverpool to London Luton. Photo: Flightradar24.com

Ten minutes later, G-SAJI followed and arrived in London soon after. After arriving in London, both aircraft continued to operate regular passenger services.

Liverpool won against Chelsea and returned home on Saturday night. G-SAJF and G-SAJL were flown to London to bring the team home. The first flight departed at 10:53 p.m. and landed at 11:27 p.m. After landing in Liverpool, G-SAJL departed for Glasgow and arrived just after midnight. G-SAJF returned to Edinburgh.

Warrington Wolves Transport

It was a similar operation for the transport of the Warrington Wolves rugby team. However, this time the game took place in the south of France.

G-SAJK was Loganair’s aircraft of choice. He left Liverpool Airport (LPL) at 12.26pm on Saturday and arrived in Perpignan (PGF) in the south of France at 3.29pm local time. The flight time was about 2 minutes 03 and it directly crossed the center of France, heading south.

G-SAJK transported the Warrington Wolves team from Liverpool to France. Photo: Flightradar24.com

Warrington Wolves ended up losing to the Catalans. They were flown home on the same plane that night. G-SAJK left Perpignan at 9.20 p.m. local time and headed north-west towards Bordeaux, landing in Liverpool at 10.24 p.m. local time. Flight time was again 2:03 minutes.

A change from regular operations

Loganair has one of the most extensive regional networks in the UK. The Scottish airline also offers a charter flight solution for those who want to travel where they want, when they want. Apart from chartering an aircraft for passengers, Loganair also offers a charter cargo service.

On Loganair’s official website, the airline says it has four Saab430s and one ATR 72-500F in its cargo fleet. Additionally, Loganair states that one of the benefits of using its charter services is that a dedicated charter manager will provide a personalized experience to customer needs. The airline said,

“We have a fleet of high quality aircraft available as private jets with up to 50 seats, perfectly suited for regional flights within 4 flight hours. More than enough time to get you to any what a destination in the UK without the hassle of regular flights.”

What is the situation at Loganair?

The Scottish airline is looking to do very well. Their network is expanding and they have recently started flying to the Isle of Mann. In March this year, Loganair announced that flights between Norwich and Exeter would double.

The business appears strong and offers many essential services across the UK and Ireland, connecting businesses and families. The news that he is offering charter services to clubs is exciting. Loganair may provide more services to exciting new customers in the future.


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