Stornoway airport is due to see a changed schedule of flights as the clocks go back on Sunday (October 27th), with some new services and some reduced schedules for the winter.

Loganair’s trial service to Manchester airport concluded in September and is not due to be reinstated next summer, after two years running for an eight-week period without generating high passenger numbers.

But new services to East Midlands International airport via Inverness are now on offer five days a week, bringing the cities of Leicester, Derby and Nottingham within reach as well as opening up onward holiday destinations.

In spring there are to be new services to Newquay in Cornwall and to Cardiff, both via Glasgow. The Newquay service will be a summer option with regular Friday and Saturday flights and an additional Tuesday flight at peak season between June and August.

That’s in addition to the code-share agreement between Loganair and Flybe, announced on 17th October, which will bring over 100 new destinations within reach of Stornoway travellers. Straight-through baggage booking and guaranteed connection with onward flights are among the benefits the new agreement promises.

Meanwhile the regular changes to the schedule for the winter-time are set to begin from Sunday, with altered timetables meaning some reduction in flights to Glasgow and other destinations.