The chief executive of Scottish carrier Loganair is to leave in the spring.

Stewart Adams is to step down in April and the airline has started the search for a successor.

Adams, who joined in 2013 from Singapore-based Tiger Airways, said: “For personal reasons the time is now right for me to step down.”

Loganair chairman, David Harrison, said Adams informed the board of his decision late last year.

Harrison said: “His experience has proved to be a significant asset, particularly while we have been developing a major raft of initiatives to ensure our punctuality and customer service are soon back at the levels which our customers have rightly come to expect.”

The Glasgow-based airline serves 31 routes across Scotland’s Highlands and Islands and the UK using Flybe livery.