LOGANAIR has announced it is introducing flights from Glasgow to Cardiff, marking the airline's first route to Wales since its rebranding.

A year-round daily schedule will begin on February 27, and will be the airline's 14th route from Glasgow Airport since the airport opened in 1966.

Operated by a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft with a flight time of 75 minutes, the services will re-connect Scotland and Wales’s biggest cities following the closure of the service previously offered by another UK airline.  

It comes just in time for Scottish rugby fans, as the national team is scheduled to play Wales at the Principality Stadium in a Six Nations tie on March 14.

Loganair is planning extra flights that weekend to accommodate Scotland fans headed to Cardiff.

Across all its routes, Loganair provides a complimentary checked baggage allowance, in-flight refreshments.

Business customers can also opt for several different fare products, offering a range of flexibility as required.

Loganair commercial director, Kay Ryan said: “We’re delighted to launch a new service from Glasgow Airport – serving Wales from the West Coast of Scotland.

“This is an important business route to the Welsh capital, but Cardiff is also famed for its shopping, restaurants and nightlife as well as being home to one of the UK’s most prestigious universities.

“With the Welsh national team and Pro14 club Cardiff Ospreys both playing their home games in the city – the route is expected to be quite popular amongst rugby fans.”

Paul White, Head of Aviation at Glasgow Airport, said: “Loganair’s decision to introduce this service to the Welsh capital is fantastic news.

“Cardiff continues to be a very popular destination with our business and leisure passengers and it’s great to see Scotland’s airline operate on the route.”

Tickets will be on sale from tomorrow (Tuesday, September 10) with lead-in fares commencing at £44.99.