SCOTTISH airline Loganair has announced an increase in flights across its schedule as it responds to growing demand from leisure and business travellers.

The Glasgow-based carrier has increased its flight schedule for next summer, announcing more services across key routes.

It will mean additional flights from Edinburgh to Southampton, Exeter and Bergen, Norway, as well as an extra daily service between Glasgow and Southampton.

“Due to popular demand,” it said, “Loganair is adding a fifth daily flight on both its Edinburgh and Glasgow services to and from Southampton, increasing interconnectivity for businesses across the UK and offering more flexibility for leisure travellers."

Loganair’s international services between Scotland’s capital and Norway are also set to increase next year with four flights per week featuring in the summer 2023 schedule.

Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “Loganair has experienced its busiest summer ever this year, carrying a record number of customers across the UK and Europe and we expect Summer 2023 to be no different.

“We take great pride in facilitating growth in interconnectivity across the UK and by increasing our frequency on some of our key routes, we can better serve our customers.”

Kate Sherry, aviation director at Edinburgh Airport, said: “Loganair expanding its operation at Edinburgh Airport is more positive news for both leisure and business passengers. As a facilitator industry we know how important it is to make and grow connections with cities and countries, and we’ll work with airline partners to do so where we see the demand.”

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