More flights from Islands across festive period

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Air service provider Loganair has announced it will add extra flights on a number of routes, including the Western Isles during the Christmas and New Year period.

An extra 200 seats will be made available to passengers travelling between December 20th and January 4th to and from the Western Isles with the introduction of the Saab 2000 aircraft (which takes 50 passengers compared to the traditional 34) on 12 flights linking both Stornoway and Benbecula to Glasgow. Additional services will also be introduced on the Edinburgh to Norwich route on Sunday, December 28th.

Passengers travelling to and from Sumburgh will benefit from an additional 16 flights during this time, with four extra rotations to Glasgow and two each to both Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Eight additional flights have been added between Kirkwall and Glasgow, including two on the Saab 2000 aircraft. A further two services have been added on the Kirkwall to Edinburgh route while four between Aberdeen and Edinburgh will be operated using the larger 50-seat aircraft.

Commenting on the additional flights, Loganair’s Chief Operating Officer Phil Preston said: “We recognise that Christmas is one of the most important travel periods of the year for our customers, and it’s crucial that passengers and their families can find flights to suit their travel plans during this time.

“We’re pleased to see strong advance bookings and have taken action to both add and upgrade flights to provide additional seat capacity on peak travel days during the Christmas and New Year period.”