A number of new summer routes are being extended into Loganair’s timetable for winter 2020-21.

The Scottish airline has put tickets on sale early for travel until January 31 next year.

Capacity is being added to a number of existing routes, including many to and from the Highlands and Islands, as well as on services to Hanover and Belfast.

Cornwall airport in Newquay will be served in the winter from Glasgow on Thursdays and Sundays and from Newcastle on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays using Embraer regional jets in a continuation of the summer service.

A Christmas and new year programme to Guernsey will see flights on December 19, 28 and January 4 from both Newcastle and Edinburgh, using a 37-seater Embraer.

A new Edinburgh-Hanover service will be maintained in the winter on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays using an Embraer jet as well as a Newcastle-Bergen connection.

A Dundee-Belfast City service will continue through the winter on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

A Manchester-Stornoway route via Inverness will run during the winter on Sundays.

Capacity is being raised on routes from Shetland to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow and from Orkney to Edinburgh and Glasgow with the introduction of ATR72 aircraft.

A 48-seat ATR42 turboprop will be deployed on routes from Shetland and Orkney to Inverness, and between Stornoway and Inverness, as well as a 49-seat Embraer jet from Stornoway and Benbecula to Glasgow.

Loganair chief commercial officer Kay Ryan said: “We’re pleased to announce these winter service enhancements on many of our existing routes, some using our recently-acquired ATR aircraft and others using our Embraer regional jet fleet.

“We continually look for ways to improve our schedules, which is an essential part of listening to our customers and developing our services to meet their needs.

“We are aware our customers often like to make winter and festive season travel arrangements well in advance, hence this early on-sale date.”