Four new routes are being introduced by Loganair from Edinburgh airport as part of its summer 2019 schedule.

Named last month as European Regional Airline of the Year, Loganair will introduce regular year-round services to the Norwegian cities of Bergen and Stavanger will offered together with an air link to the island of Islay and seasonal flights to Guernsey.

Stavanger will become Loganair’s second destination in Norway with four flights a week from Edinburgh. Flights to Bergen will run three times a week.

Bergen, Stavanger and Guernsey will each be served by the Scottish airline’s newly acquired 37-seat Embraer 135 jet, the latest addition to its fleet of 30 aircraft.

A 34-seat Saab 340 will fly the Edinburgh-Islay route – the capital city’s first scheduled air link to the Inner Hebrides.

Flights start on March 25 initially operating four times a week before building up to a daily service by May.

The carrier also plans to increase the frequency of flights between Edinburgh and the Isle of Man, adding an extra service on Wednesdays throughout the summer, plus a Saturday flight during the TT motorcycle race weeks in May and June.

Guernsey flights will run on Saturdays from May 11 to September 14.

Loganair managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “I’m delighted to launch four brand new routes from Scotland’s capital, significantly expanding our presence at Edinburgh.”

“It marks the first phase of our summer 2019 schedule announcements, and we expect to make more in the coming months across our network.

“We know that Stavanger and Bergen will be of interest to both the leisure and corporate customer and have no doubt that both Islay and Guernsey will prove very popular to people looking for a holiday in these beautiful destinations.

“With international connections via our ‘better connected’ programme with our rapidly growing group of airline partners, we’re confident these routes will also customer demand in both directions, as passengers from Norway and Islay use Edinburgh as their gateway to the world.”