Scottish carrier Loganair has confirmed it is in discussions with British Airways regarding an expanded codeshare deal, “with a view to its introduction in the near future”.

Loganair’s longstanding franchise agreement with Flybe ends on August 31, with the Scottish airline set to operate flights under its own right from September 1.

Prior to the current Flybe agreement Loganair operated in British Airways colours between 1994 and 2008, and continues to codeshare on selected routes within the Scottish highlands and islands.

In a statement Kay Ryan, Loganair’s commercial director said:

“Loganair and British Airways have a longstanding and successful relationship in serving the communities of the Scottish highlands and islands and we are working closely with our colleagues at British Airways to strengthen those links to the benefit of both airlines and, more importantly, to our customers.”

When Loganair announced plans to create “a national airline for Scotland” in November last year, the carrier said it planned to operate over 1,000 flights per week across 46 routes, “offering unrivalled connectivity for Scotland and with operations stretching as far afield as London, Norwich, Manchester, Dublin, and Bergen in Norway”.

The airline also recently unveiled its new tartan livery and cabin crew uniforms.