Loganair continues to make hay from the demise of rival flymbmi.
Having stepped in to replace the bankrupt carrier on five routes earlier this week, the Scottish airline has now been selected to take up the London Stansted route from City of Derry Airport.
Derry City and Strabane District Council confirmed the appointment earlier.
Derry City mayor, John Boyle, said: “Securing a replacement operator for this important route within such a short period of time is testament to the commitment of council, the airport and the department for transport to ensure there is air connectivity between Derry and London.
“This was a very complex process that has now been successfully completed and we are very pleased to be in a position to appoint Loganair to operate this significantly important route.”
As part of the contract, Loganair will operate a twice-daily service from next Wednesday using a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft.