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