New routes have been announced by Loganair as the aviation sector seeks to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The regional airline has unveiled an enhanced schedule for summer 2022 programme, which includes services between Inverness and Dublin, and between Shetland and Dundee.
Loganair has also said that it will recommence its service between Inverness and Dublin for the first time since before the pandemic.
Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said the airline is looking forward to welcoming passengers back on board.
“We are looking to 2022 with optimism and continuing to connect more and more of the UK as we are able to do,” said Ms Ryan.
“Customer booking patterns will remain an incredibly important factor for us as we review which services we operate and which destinations we add either frequency or additional seat capacity to.
“We’ve had a really positive reaction from customers so far for next summer and we look forward to welcoming old and new alike back on board.”
HIAL managing director Inglis Lyon highlighted the provision of a link for passengers to London City.
“Loganair’s routes expansion and the increasing frequency of its services is a further indication the aviation industry is emerging from the pandemic and reacting positively to pent up demand,” said Mr Lyon.
“I am particularly pleased our airports in Dundee and Shetland will offer direct flights which will provide greater connectivity between the two locations and also allow passengers to link to London City.
“It is especially pleasing to see Inverness and Dublin connecting once more and I am sure this popular route will see passengers take advantage of the leisure and business opportunities it presents.”