Loganair has confirmed it will cut flights from Inverness Airport to Dublin and Birmingham.
The Scottish airline has confirmed both routes will cease operating in just seven weeks time.
A need to cut costs has been blamed for the “regrettable” reduction in flights operating from the Highlands airport.
The “current soft market” and additional costs enforced by NATS Holdings, formerly known as National Air Traffic Services, for air traffic control are putting additional pressure on the airline.
Loganair cutting links from Inverness to Dublin – and the USA
Loganair has said its Inverness to Birmingham and Dublin routes will be removed from sale for the summer 2024 season.
Just a few months ago, a partnership with Aer Lingus was announced to improve links with North America.
However, Highland passengers will have to make the journey from Aberdeen instead from next year.
An effort to reduce costs
A spokesman from Loganair said: “Despite considerable efforts underway to reduce costs, including those forced upon us by NATS for air traffic control services, the current soft market conditions regrettably mean that the routes between Inverness and Birmingham and Inverness and Dublin regrettably will cease operations from 2024.
“Inverness to Birmingham and Dublin will operate their last flights on 5th January 2024, with both removed from sale for the Summer 2024 season.
“Loganair remains fully committed to both Inverness and Birmingham Airport and we continue to work closely with all our partners to safeguard remaining services. Customers will be contacted with alternative options.”