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Loganair will introduce a direct air connection between Islay and Edinburgh in 2019.
Much like the ferry service regular fights from Islay are not a luxury they are an essential lifeline service.
This expansion in service will allow much quicker travel time to and from Edinburgh.
It will also help travel between Islay and other parts of the world which are served more easily via Edinburgh than Glasgow.
Loganair has said this will not impact the Glasgow flight timetable for next year which will continue as it is.
This is welcome news and will help Islay’s economy grow further particularly tourism.
Islay is seeing much needed recognition as a fast growing entrepreneurial and tourism hub.
Transport links to match Islay’s economic and industrial growth will help see Islay and Jura’s future secured.