A REGIONAL airline has launched three new routes including one from Southampton Airport.

Loganair has built on its network and its UK-wide connectivity as it adds Teeside to the list of places it flies to from the airport in Eastleigh.

Being launched as part of the airlines Summer 2022 programme, the new service will begin on March 27, 2022 and fly daily with the exception of Saturdays.

This comes after the old route between the two locations was cancelled by another operator and comes alongside the airlines new routes between Inverness and Dublin and Shetland and Dundee.

The new flights will also offer passengers the chance to fly from Aberdeen to Southampton with a one stop service where they can remain on the aircraft.

Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair, said: “We are looking to 2022 with optimism and continuing to connect more and more of the UK as we are able to do.

“Customer booking patterns will remain an incredibly important factor for us as we review which services we operate and which destinations we add either frequency or additional seat capacity to.

"We’ve had a really positive reaction from customers so far for next summer and we look forward to welcoming old and new alike back on board.”

Flights can be booked from today until mid- August 2022, and future flights beyond that date will become bookable around 11 months in advance.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “We’re delighted that Loganair has shown even more commitment to both Teesside and Southampton by introducing this great new route.

"Whether people are after a city break, planning for a cruise or using Southampton as a stopping-off point to the popular Isle of Wight, this fantastic new connection gives them the chance to get from their doorstep to the coast quickly and with ease.2