Flybe franchise partner, Loganair, will be adding an extra 136 seats between Glasgow and Shetland from May, with an additional four flights on their Saab 340 aircraft per week.
In total, the airline will operate 24 flights weekly between Sumburgh Airport and Glasgow, with extra rotations on its Saab 340 aircraft on Tuesday and Thursday from May 19.
This will create 880 seats per week for the summer season split between Loganair’s Saab 340 and Saab 2000 aircraft.
This equates to 20 per cent more flights each week and 18 per cent more seats.
Commenting on the additional seats, Loganair’s chief operating officer Phil Preston, said: “We are very pleased to be able to offer so many additional seats between Glasgow and Shetland, linking up the two Scottish regions. Scotland’s biggest city is a popular destination which is why the airline has increased its capacity to the urban hub.
“As an airline, we continually monitor customer demand and endeavour to manage our schedule accordingly, which is why this increase comes in advance of the summer season.”
The announcement was warmly welcomed by Glasgow Airport.
Paul White, Business Development Manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “It is very encouraging to see Loganair increasing the number of flights it operates to Shetland, which just goes to show how successful this route is with our customer base.
“Today’s announcement will be warmly welcomed by the business community in particular. We look forward to working closely with the airline to ensure its continued success at Glasgow Airport.”