An airline has introduced larger new aircraft at Glasgow Airport as part of a multi-million-pound investment. 

Loganair will be replacing its Saab 340s, which have been used for more than 20 years, with the new ATR-42-600 aircraft which are quieter, larger and more efficient.

The planes will operate on routes from Glasgow to Islay, Benbecula, Sumburgh and Donegal from July, followed by Kirkwall and Derry services from August.

The Gazette:

As well as increasing the capacity of aircraft by 45%, these services will also boost year-round connectivity to domestic and international destinations via Glasgow with Loganair and its interline partners.

Customers will benefit from having larger overhead luggage storage, four-abreast seating, and a quieter, more comfortable flight.

The increased hold capacity also supports Loganair’s carriage of pets.

Jonathan Hinkles, CEO of Loganair, said: “This is a major milestone in Loganair’s investment plans to renew our fleet, and it futureproofs the essential air links to Scotland’s island communities which is Loganair’s privilege to serve.

"Investment in new equipment has been undertaken by Loganair on a purely commercial basis and without recourse to public subsidy.”