Loganair has signed a partnership agreement with international operator Turkish Airlines.

The interline agreement allows customers in the Loganair Highlands and Islands network to book one ticket to multi-long haul destinations when connecting through Edinburgh Airport thus saving on the APD charge of £78.

Passengers have the added advantage of being protected should their connecting flights be disrupted.

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s commercial director said, ‘We are excited that Turkish Airlines has chosen to work with Loganair. This is a deal with one of the biggest names in international air travel, and we see it as the start of a partnership that will develop into a full codeshare agreement later in the year.”

The move is the latest in Loganair’s Better Connected programme, which aims to provide the Scottish airline’s key destinations with a wide range of links for local community travelling worldwide.

Deals have already been signed with Air France, KLM, Emirates and Thomas Cook Airlines,