New Loganair services from Aberdeen to Newcastle and Norwich are up and running as the airline becomes the north-east airport’s largest operator.
Its new flights from Inverness to the East Midlands have also taken off, with the Scottish carrier using a 49-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft on the route six times a week.
There are three non-stop weekday services to Norwich and Newcastle from Aberdeen, as well as non-stop Sunday services to both English airports – also operated by a 49-seat Embraer 145.
Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said: “Our new routes from Newcastle and Norwich are important links for the offshore industry, and we’re looking forward to delivering a frequent, dependable and rewarding service.
“East Midlands is an ideally-positioned airport, providing easy access to major cities across six different counties.”
Aberdeen International Airport managing director Steve Szalay said: “It’s fantastic to have Loganair increasing its presence and capacity.
“The move helps solidify the north-east’s connectivity to the north-east of England and East Anglia, some of the UK’s leading offshore energy regions.”
Inverness Airport general manager Graeme Bell said: “Loganair’s new East Midlands service is an excellent addition to the destinations passengers can now fly to from Inverness.
“It establishes fast and efficient links to the heart of England and will be welcomed by business and leisure travellers alike.”