A new air link between Scotland and the Isle of Man is to be opened by Eastern Airways.

The regional airline moved quickly earlier this month to provide a continuation of services to the island from Belfast City and Newcastle after Isle of Man-based Citywing went into liquidation.

The carrier will now offer a daily weekday link to the Isle of Man from Glasgow service.

Flights will run from May 2 using a 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft.

Had of commercial, Mathew Herzberg, said: “Our aim has been to protect vital routes from the Isle of Man and we are now pleased to be back in Glasgow linking the island again, and we will also explore further opportunities.

“In addition the timing enables us to offer a direct service from Scotland over the busy Isle of Man TT period so motorsport and TT fans won’t miss out.”