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Loganair launch Benbecula - Edinburgh flights

17 August 2017

Loganair is increasing air services between Edinburgh and the Western Isles from September 4.


For the first time there will be air links between Benbecula and Edinburgh, offering a same-plane through-service on three days per week.


The new service, commencing on 5 September, will leave Edinburgh at 7.20am Tuesday to Thursday, arriving in Benbecula just over two hours later after a short stop in Stornoway during which customers can remain on the aircraft.


Return flights leave Benbecula at 9.55am and will arrive in Edinburgh at noon.


There is an evening connection from Benbecula to Edinburgh every weekday as well, requiring a change of aircraft in Stornoway, to offer additional flexibility to customers when making their travel plans.


Changes to the airline’s inter-island schedule between Stornoway and Benbecula also mean that it will become possible to connect from Inverness to Benbecula on three mornings per week.


Services from Stornoway and the capital will increase from eight to 11 weekly flights, with two roundtrips each day Monday to Thursday and one per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


This restores schedule cuts made earlier this year and follows changes made by Loganair to its schedules to accommodate revised operating parameters introduced at Edinburgh Airport this summer.


Loganair’s managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “Scotland’s Airline is continually looking for new and innovative ways to make travel more straightforward for our customers.


“The restored schedule between Edinburgh and Stornoway, and the brand-new link between Edinburgh and Benbecula, will make travel between Edinburgh and the Western Isles easier and cheaper than before.”


Loganair’s managing director Jonathan Hinkles