LOGANAIR has announced its schedule for summer 2021, with tickets now on sale for travel from the end of March until the end of August.

Daily services between Glasgow and Exeter are set to commence in March, while four flights a week will be taking place between Newquay and Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus two weekly flights via Newcastle to Aberdeen.

Bergen in Norway is re-joining the Loganair network, with non-stop flights from Edinburgh and Sumburgh. Jersey will also be served from Aberdeen, with one-stop same-plane weekday flights through Norwich.

The new schedule comes as chief executive Jonathan Hinkles called on the UK Government to provide additional support for the aviation sector in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Several routes included in the new line-up are ones that the company had deferred or suspended this year.

He said: “The earlier launch of our summer schedule is a recognition that there is demand from customers who have deferred travel plans from this summer as a result of the pandemic and who are now waiting to book for next year.

“However, recovery from the pandemic has been incredibly slow and shows every sign of remaining that way.

“It is imperative that the Government now acts to provide additional support for the sector through an alleviation of Air Passenger Duty and ending of double taxation on domestic flights.”

“It has helped the housing market with alleviations of stamp duty; the restaurant trade with the Eat Out to Help Out programme and the hospitality sector with VAT cuts. Yet aviation has been left behind and continues to suffer deeply from international travel restrictions and the consequent impact on consumer confidence.

“We urgently need a ‘Tax Off For Take Off’ equivalent campaign to help the industry.”