Loganair has announced an expansion on its service between Manchester and Aberdeen due to growing demand.

The airline has added a fourth daily service, which departs Manchester at 1220 and arrives in Aberdeen at 1330, with a return flight departing the Scottish city at 1030.

The direct service between the two cities has a flight time of one hour and 15 minutes and is operated on an Embraer 145 jet, with fares starting from £76 one-way.

Loganair said that the enhanced schedule will be beneficial to those working in the energy sector, many of whom travel to Aberdeen and connect on to helicopter flights to offshore platforms across the North Sea.

The additional service will also facilitate better connectivity via Manchester Airport to destinations around the world with Loganair’s interline and codeshare partners, which include United Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Luke Lovegrove, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said:

“We are thrilled to expand our offering across our service from Manchester to Aberdeen as we respond to growing demand.

“Our service between Aberdeen and Manchester provides crucial connectivity, not just between two of the UK’s largest business hubs but additionally on to the more remote communities we serve.”

This comes after the news that Loganair is up for sale:

Loganair up for sale