Loganair has outlined plans for an increase in service from the Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow next summer.

From June 19, 2023 the carrier will add a fifth daily flight on its routes from both Edinburgh and Glasgow to Southampton. Loganair said that the extra frequencies “are timed to plug a gap in the schedule, allowing customers to arrive in the Scottish capital early while a new evening flight has been added for a later departure to and from Glasgow”.

Meanwhile the airline will also increase its Edinburgh-Bergen service to four flights per week, and will move to a double daily frequency on its Edinburgh-Exeter route, up from the six flights per week operated this summer.

Loganair is currently the only carrier on the Edinburgh-Exeter and Edinburgh-Bergen routes, while Flybe is set to launch flights from Southampton to both Edinburgh and Glasgow in March 2023.

Commenting on the news 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.”

Last month Loganair announced a new structure for its fuel surcharges, with a system of three charging zones being applied in order to “apportion the surcharge on an equitable basis in line with distance travelled”.

Loganair to tier fuel surcharge according to flight length