Loganair has today (Monday December 16th) announced a regular upgrade to larger jet aircraft for services between Glasgow and Benbecula.

The 49-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft will now be serving the route on a year-round basis.

Embraers have been operating selected weekend services to Benbecula over the last 12 months, but will now replace the airline’s 33-seat Saab 340 turboprops on a regular basis on morning and afternoon flights through the year.

It means not only more seats, but faster journey times between Glasgow and Benbecula, with up to ten minutes shaved off each flight.

Loganair’s chief executive Jonathan Hinkles described the move as a major upgrade for the Glasgow service representing a ‘quantum change’ for Uist air services.