Loganair will launch flights from Edinburgh to Hanover in Germany and Esbjerg in Denmark as part of its summer 2020 schedule.

Hanover will operate four-times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) year-round from April 17, with an additional Saturday service in summer.

Flights will depart Edinburgh at 0920 on weekdays, 1330 on Saturdays and 0830 on Sundays.

The route to Esbjerg, a port town important to the Danish oil industry, will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from May 7.

Flights will depart Edinburgh at 0950 on weekdays and at 1335 on Sundays.

Loganair took over Aberdeen-Esbjerg flights following the collapse of Flybmi earlier this year, as well as Aberdeen-Bristol, Aberdeen-Oslo, Newcastle-Stavanger and Newcastle-Brussels.

The Scottish carrier also today announced it would use new 70-seat ATR72-600 aircraft on routes to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow; make its Glasgow-Benbecula route year-round; and add seats on routes from Glasgow to Newquay, Donegal and Islay.

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s chief executive, commented:

“Today’s announcement represents a significant investment in our aircraft and route networks in our heartlands of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

“I’m sure that the upgrades to the aircraft our Highlands and Islands routes will be well received by island travellers, and the new international services, improved timetables and extra flights on many routes from Glasgow and Edinburgh will provide new flexibility for both business and leisure travellers alike.”

New 2020 routes for Loganair include Glasgow-Cardiff, Aberdeen-Haugesund, Aberdeen-East Midlands and Newcastle-Bergen.

Recent cancellations have included Norwich-Newquay and Derry-Manchester.

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