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Shetland Isles route gets extra weekend flights

Loganair aircraft
Loganair expects the service to be used by leisure passengers

An airline has added extra flights to Shetland on the back of an agreement to carry weekend newspapers to the isles after the collapse of Highland Airways.

Loganair has started the extra flights between Aberdeen and Sumburgh following the deal made with distributors last month to carry national newspapers.

There will be an extra flight in each direction on Saturdays and Sundays.

The airline said the increased service would improve the choice of travel times for passengers.

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair commercial director, said: "We're delighted to be introducing these additional flights on one of our busiest routes as weekend travel is particularly important for leisure passengers and those making onward connections."

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