Loganair has introduced a 70-seater plane on services between the Isle of Man and Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham a month earlier than planned.
Customer demand prompted the airline to replace the current 48-seater ATR42 aircraft with the larger ATR72 plane on October 3, Loganair said.
Chief commercial officer Kay Ryan (pictured) said that customer demand was “steadily increasing” on the routes.
Ryan said: “We had originally anticipated basing the ATR72 on the island from the beginning of November, but forward sales are proving strong enough to allow us to bring that date forward to October 3.
“This will ensure there are enough available seats as travel patterns widen further with the easing of domestic and international restrictions.”
The carrier also offers routes from the Isle of Man to Edinburgh and Jersey.