Loganair has secured an interline deal with United Airlines to improve flight connections to the US.

The agreement enables the Scottish airline’s passengers to travel via Glasgow and Edinburgh – and also Manchester and Dublin – onwards across the Atlantic with through-check in and protection in case of delay.

United Airlines operates direct flights from Scotland to its hubs at New York/Newark, Chicago O’Hare and Washington/Dulles.

Loganair already has agreements with British Airways, KLM, Qatar, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Air France and Wideroe.

United’s UK and Ireland sales managing director Bob Schumacher said: “This agreement will allow Loganair customers to transfer seamlessly with United flights from Glasgow and Edinburgh to our New York/Newark hub, and from Edinburgh to our hubs at Chicago O’Hare and Washington/Dulles, where they can connect to destinations across the Americas.”

Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said: “The addition of United Airlines to our ‘Better Connected’ programme means residents in the Highlands and Islands can travel to North America and beyond, easier than ever before.

“With our destinations now available to book at united.com, it’s also great news for travellers from across the world who can now explore all that Loganair’s network has to offer.”