Loganair is ramping up frequency on a newly announced Edinburgh-Guernsey service for summer 2019.

Mid-week flights are being added to recently-announced weekend operations.

Passengers will now be able to fly on Tuesdays for a short season between July 2 and August 13 in addition to Saturday flights to run between May 11 and September 14.

A 37-seat Embraer regional jet, the latest addition to Loganair’s fleet, will be deployed on the route.

Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said: “We have been encouraged by the initial uptake of the Saturday service, and have decided to add the additional Tuesday flights which correspond with the Scottish school holidays, as well as the start of the Edinburgh Festival.

“The extra flights will allow customers to enjoy a long weekend at either destination over the seven-week period, as an alternative to the week-long Saturday to Saturday break.”

Guernsey airport head of aviation services Ash Nicholas added: “We are delighted with this expansion of Loganair’s Guernsey to Edinburgh route for 2019, as well as continuing with the Guernsey to Glasgow service.

“These services give people in central Scotland direct access to Guernsey, during the spring and summer seasons, as well as satisfying the demand in Guernsey for direct access to Scotland.”

Edinburgh airport aviation director Jonathan Rayner said: “These extra flights to and from Scotland’s busiest airport will provide even more opportunity for those looking for a leisurely break.”

The Edinburgh-Guernsey service is part of Loganair’s summer 2019 expansion from the Scottish capital with flights to Bergen and Stavanger in Norway and a link to Islay.