Loganair (LM, Glasgow Int'l) is planning to add at least two regional jets in Summer 2019 in order to launch new services from Glasgow Int'l to continental Europe, Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles has said during a conference at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

"It is a good opportunity for us to increase travel between Europe and the Highlands and Islands for business and high-end tourism, using Glasgow as a hub. There are major European centres that are not currently served from Glasgow," Hinkles has been quoted as saying by The Scotsman.

The new aircraft will be Embraer Regional Jets transferred from Loganair's sister carrier bmi regional. The aircraft will be first deployed on the Glasgow-Stornoway route prior to the commencement of European services.

Loganair currently operates solely turboprop aircraft, including one DHC-6-300, two DHC-6-400s, two Do328-100s, five Saab 2000s, two Saab 340As, twelve Saab 340Bs, two Saab 340(F)s and two BN-2s. It currently wet-leases a single ERJ-145 from bmi.

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, bmi regional currently operates four E135s and a total of sixteen E145s in different variants.

Loganair currently operates a number of routes in and from Scotland out of each of Aberdeen Dyce, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, the ch-aviation capacity module shows. In England, it already operates from Norwich to Manchester Int'l and Jersey and it will also operate from Carlisle once the airport opens for commercial operations later this year.