LOGANAIR is set to introduce a third weekly route between Scotland and Ireland amid a boom in demand.

The airline announced in March that it would restore its Glasgow to Donegal route from July 1, with service on Saturdays and Sundays.

On sale now, the new Wednesday service adds a midweek route in response to unexpectedly high demand for the service.

Luke Lovegrove, Loganair chief commercial officer, said: “Since we went on sale with our new service to Donegal from 1st July, we have been impressed with the strength of demand.

“After listening to customer feedback about our days of operation, we are happy to include a new Wednesday service from July 12, just in time for the peak summer period.”

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Eilís Docherty, Donegal airport managing director, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Loganair back to Donegal and are delighted to see the increase in frequency, which will give our passengers the option for midweek travel in addition to the Saturday and Sunday flights which are already showing great demand.”

Councillors in Donegal had welcomed the return of flights between the cities in March, but expressed concern over the lack of a midweek option.

The route is Donegal’s only connection to the UK, with Loganair operating on the route since the 1990s.

Loganair dropped the route in 2021, amid financial pressures facing the airline during the pandemic.

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All fares on the newly restored route come with a 15kg luggage allowance and discounts for children under age 11.

The flights will come with a £1 mandatory carbon offsetting charge for each fare, helping to fund carbon offsets for emissions generated by travel on the route.

Loganair added the charge to all flights from July 2021, as part of an effort to become carbon-neutral by 2040.