Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has welcomed the announcement by Loganair of a one-stop service from Stornoway to London Southend on a daily basis except for Saturdays from 27 May. As passengers will remain on the aircraft during the stop at Glasgow, the ADS discount will apply for the routes to London and back.
The additional flights also mean all four of the weekday Glasgow-Stornoway services will be operated by the Embraer aircraft from May.
Loganair also confirmed that they will be offering the Manchester-Stornoway non-stop service again this summer, which will be on Fridays and Sundays through June, July and August on the 37-seat Embraer 135 jet.
Cllr Uisdean Robertson, Chairman of the Comhairle’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said: “The addition of flights direct to London from Stornoway, with those eligible qualifying for ADS, is very much to be welcomed and I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Loganair for these innovative moves. The London service will be a very useful addition for both social and business users. It is also good to see the increased usage of the jets on the Glasgow-Stornoway services. I am also pleased that Loganair have confirmed they are to operate the Manchester-Stornoway non-stop service this summer.”