Scottish regional carrier Loganair has announced a new interline partnership with United Airlines.
The agreement will allow Loganair passengers to travel through Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin on to the US with through check-in and protection against delays.
United flies from Glasgow and Edinburgh nonstop to New York Newark, Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles.
Loganair will also interline with Norwegian airline Wideroe for onwards connections from its hubs at Bergen and Stavanger.
Loganair will launch flights from Aberdeen to Haugesund in Norway on February 24 next year, and from Newcastle to Bergen on April 26.
The carrier has announced a raft of new 2020 routes in recent months, including four routes from Cornwall, two from East Midlands (taken over from Flybe and already launched), Glasgow-Cardiff (also taken over from Flybe) and a summer service from Newcastle to Guernsey.
It is reducing some services this winter, with weekly flights from Carlisle to Belfast and Dublin down from five times to four, and London Southend to Glasgow and Aberdeen downgraded from three times daily to twice daily.
The airline already has interline agreements with British Airways, KLM, Qatar, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Air France.
Commercial Director Kay Ryan commented:
“We’re extremely pleased to once again enhance connectivity for our customers.
“The addition of United Airlines to our “Better Connected” programme means residents in the Highlands and Islands can travel to North America and beyond, easier than ever before”
“With our destinations now available to book at united.com, it’s also great news for travellers from across the world who can now explore all that Loganair’s network has to offer.”