An air link between Glasgow and Donegal in Ireland has been re-introduced by Loganair for the first time since 2015.

Three flights a week will operate year round with additional frequencies during the summer following the withdrawal of a service by Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air.

The Scottish regional carrier has a long history on the route stretching back almost 30 years after it began serving the two regions in the early 1990s.

Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said: “Glasgow to Donegal is a hugely important air link for both Ireland and Scotland, offering an excellent connection for passengers.

“The previous incumbent of the route completed its final trip yesterday so we’re ensuring a total continuation of service without break.

“Bookings have so far been really positive and the route is proving popular with families, football fans and holidaymakers.

“Customers can also connect to an extensive network of onward Loganair destinations out of Glasgow airport using a single ticket, acting as a gateway to Scotland’s Highlands and Islands – including Stornoway, Islay, Campbeltown, Tiree and Benbecula.”

Lead-in prices start at £54.99 including a free 20kg checked baggage allowance.

Donegal airport managing director Anne Bonner said: “The board, management and staff of Donegal airport are delighted to welcome Loganair and see the Glasgow flights continue without any break in the service.

“I have no doubt that the loyal customers using the Donegal-Glasgow flights over the years will continue to support and strengthen the route.”

She added: “The airline and airport marketing teams in association with the tourism and business development authorities also commit to strengthen activities targeting new markets to grow passenger numbers on the route for the greater good of Donegal and the region.”

Glasgow airport business development manager Paul White, said: “The stunning coastal-based county remains a popular destination and the launch of this service is both fantastic news for our passengers and indeed the thousands of visitors who travel to Scotland from Ireland each year.”