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Even more reasons to visit stunning Orkney isles thanks to more flights from Edinburgh

Passengers will have more opportunities to visit the beautiful Orkney isles thanks to a decision to increase the number of flights between Edinburgh and Kirkwall this autumn.

Loganair, Flybe's franchise partner, has announced an additional 14 weekend services between the Scottish capital and its northerly islands throughout September and October.

The increase in flights for this popular route has been attributed to the high demand for flights between the islands and mainland during the school holidays.

Welcoming the decision, Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive at Edinburgh Airport, said: "We're delighted that Loganair will be increasing their services to Kirkwall later this year.

"Edinburgh Airport is committed to offering its passengers the best choice of routes and experience possible. Our commitment to route development has been demonstrated numerous times over the last year with the introduction of a number of exciting new international destinations.

"However, maintaining and increasing our links to the more remote parts of Scotland is just as important and we're pleased we can offer our domestic and international passengers even more opportunities to visit these beautiful islands. For Orcadians they will be able to take full advantage of more flights to Edinburgh, bringing Orkney closer to over 130 worldwide destinations."

The new flights will be begin on Saturday 14 September and will run until Sunday 27 October. For more information on fares and times, visit loganair.co.uk.

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