Loganair has taken over five Flybmi routes from Aberdeen and Newcastle and has also expressed interest in operating the Derry-Stansted route.

The airline initially announced it would operate three of Flybmi's routes from Aberdeen to Bristol, Oslo and Esbjerg, then later said it has taken over flights from Newcastle to Brussels, Belgium, and Stavanger, Norway.

Loganair stepped in after Flybmi ceased trading on Saturday.

If Loganair manages to secure the Derry-Stansted route, it will be a welcome move for passengers travelling from Northern Island to the mainland. Yesterday, City of Derry airport tweeted: "We are reviewing options for resuming the service with another airline as soon as possible."

Announcing the Aberdeen routes, Loganair described the move as a 'significant expansion of the airline's Aberdeen base' and said it 'will come as great relief to the city's business community given the importance of the routes'.

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