A twice-weekly service between Edinburgh and Jersey has been added by Loganair to its summer 2021 schedule.

Tickets are on sale from today for the route, which starts on May 22 and runs on Saturdays and Sundays until September 26.

Flights will be operated by a 70-seat ATR72 turboprop with fares starting at £74.99 one-way.

Schedules are already in place to the Channel island from Teesside and Norwich next summer.

The Scottish carrier’s chief commercial officer Kay Ryan said: “The service will ensure customers from Scotland’s central belt have access to one of the most beautiful and popular holiday destinations in the British Isles, as well as allowing Jersey-based customers to directly access the planned dates of next year’s Edinburgh Festival in August.

“It will also provide a one-stop link in both directions between the Highlands and Islands and Jersey, via Scotland’s capital.

“This addition to next summer’s schedule shows Loganair’s continued commitment to providing domestic connectivity for both leisure and business customers, despite the current damage being caused to the industry by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Jersey’s economic development, tourism, sport and culture minister Lyndon Farnham said: “This is good news for Jersey’s aviation links, especially in light of the challenging year we’ve had.

“I am heartened by the continued optimism shown towards Jersey by our airline partners, clearly demonstrated by the ever-increasing network of air routes we can look forward to in summer 2021.”

Visit Jersey chief executive Amanda Burns added: “This is a real boost for our industry and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors from Edinburgh and across the central belt to Jersey next summer to experience the variety on offer, from beautiful beaches to historical heritage and family fun.

“It is heartening to see that even during these challenging times, our relationship with Loganair goes from strength to strength, with this route joining further regional options, allowing travellers a greater choice for connectivity to our island.”