Scottish carrier Loganair is spreading its wings to establish four new routes from Cornwall airport Newquay.

Flights to Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle and Norwich from next spring are designed to improve connectivity between the south-west and the east of England and Scotland.

Aberdeen and Newcastle will be served year-round while Glasgow and Norwich will be summer-only connections.

Loganair managing director Jonathan Hinkles said: “We’re excited to be working with Cornwall Airport Newquay and have been working for some time to develop these routes at just the right level.

“With more and more people holidaying in the UK, avoiding expensive euro exchange rates or enjoying a staycation with friends and family we’re confident that the routes will do well.

“The growing economic links between Cornwall, the east coast of England and Scotland also mean that we’re confident that business demand will sustain the year-round services.”

Airport managing director Al Titterington added: “We welcome Loganair as our newest airline partner, expanding choice for residents and businesses within our catchment and further enhancing options to fulfil the ever-growing inbound tourism demand.

“Offering more airline choice and more year-round destinations is key to our strategy and we are delighted that this latest announcement offers both of these.”

Flights to Aberdeen and Newcastle start on April 1, 2020 with an initial four flights a week with fares starting at £69.99 and £74.99 respectively one-way. Additional frequencies are planned in July and August.

Glasgow will be served from May 22 until the end of September with twice-weekly flights starting at £69.99 single. Additional services will run from the end of June to late August to coincide wit school holidays.

Norwich flights start on April 3 costing £59.99 one-way with an initial two services a week, rising to up to four in the summer peak. The 80-minute flight will contrast with an 8 hour 30 minute rail or road journey.