The Scottish Government is providing £18,000 of additional funding to provide extra
Barra flights in May and June.
The measure will increase capacity on the air service between Glasgow and Barra with
22 additional return flights available in May and early June.
The route is the only plane link for Batra after the comhairle abolished services
to Uist and Stornoway.
Meanwhile, up to 40 extra return flights from Glasgow to Barra could be scheduled
from late June to October by switching capacity from next winter to this summer,
an option which is under discussion with the Barra community.
Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf said: “These additional services
will ensure that we are maximising the potential of these services during the busiest
time of year, supporting local economies and improving connectivity for these remote
“The majority of extra flights will be created by moving a bank of rotations from
the winter timetable, while still meeting demand during that time of year.
“This will create more capacity during the summer and reduce the number of empty
seats across the year.”