MIAMI – The largest regional airline in the United Kingdom has announced a code-sharing agreement with British Airways (BA) to increase connectivity from Teesside International Airport (MME).

Loganair (LM) passengers will be able to connect to and from the northern England city on the North Sea on a single ticket.

A news release announcing the agreement notes that Teesside would connect through London’s Heathrow International Airport (LHR) to more than 180 destinations in 84 countries. Loganair has existing codeshare agreements with BA from other destinations.

“I am delighted that our customers, wishing to connect through London Heathrow to the rest of the world, can now do so by booking via British Airways on one ticket, with all the security and peace of mind that brings to international travel,” said Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer. “Our increased frequency, 3 flights a day from 12 July, means that many more worldwide connections are now available.’’

British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-YMMI. Photo: Ervin Eslami/Airways

Local Reaction

Local officials hailed the announcement as the country looks to travel again.

“The adding of Teesside International to the British Airways and Loganair codeshare agreement is another fantastic coup that, as government continues to review the rules on traveling abroad, makes our airport more global and outward-looking than ever,” Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said in the news release. “This arrangement with British Airways cuts down on queuing times, stress and hassle for people traveling abroad for business or a much-deserved holiday.

“The global aviation industry has obviously been hit hard by coronavirus, but it’s essential that we put measures in place now so that we’re in a position for a speedy and smooth take-off as restrictions ease.”

Loganair serves numerous destinations in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Denmark and Germany with a fleet of turboprops and Embraer regional jets.

Featured image: Loganair G-LGNH Saab 340B. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways