Extra flights for Western Isles

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ISLAND air carrier, Loganair is adding extra flights to key destinations throughout the Highlands and Islands in anticipation of a bumper summer for Scottish tourism in 2011.

The airline, which operates its scheduled services under a franchise agreement with Flybe, has added more flights from Glasgow to Stornoway and Benbecula as part of its peak summer timetable which will operate between 1st July and 28th August.

The developments include:

Additional mid-morning flights between Glasgow and Stornoway on Monday and Saturday;

An extra Saturday roundtrip between Glasgow and Benbecula

In addition to connections throughout the UK via the Flybe network, Loganair’s codeshare arrangement with British Airways enables customers to make a single reservation covering travel to or from the Highlands and Islands to London and beyond using BA’s worldwide network.

Loganair Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Hinkles said: “Bookings for peak summer travel on our 20 routes to, from and within the Scottish Highlands and Islands are already ahead of the same time last year.

“We have every reason to believe that this trend will continue and have added these extra flights to ensure that we can offer sufficient seat availability to meet our customers’ travel needs.”