Loganair’s East Anglia to the Isle of Man service has got underway.
The inaugural flight took off from Norwich International Airport on Saturday, 26 May, destined for the Isle of Man.
Early demand for the Saturday service to the isle has meant that Loganair has also extended the seasonal flight schedule by a further two weeks.
The recent surge in advanced ticket uptake allowed Loganair, a Flybe franchise partner, to extend the service until Saturday, 22 September.
Loganairâ€™s chief operating officer Jonathan Hinkles said: â€œMany of our passengers travelling from Norwich to the Isle of Man will be heading there on holiday, so Saturdayâ€™s fine weather ensured an ideal start to their travels and for the launch of the new direct service.
â€œWe have been impressed with the high number of advance ticket sales since we first announced the service in March this year and decided to expand the seasonal dates for the route in light of this.
â€œSaturdayâ€™s launch again underlines Loganairâ€™s commitment to further develop services out with our traditional Highlands and Islands network, and itâ€™s one which will be of huge benefit to our customers.â€
Services from Norwich to the Isle of Man are operated by Loganairâ€™s subsidiary Suckling Airways, using a 31-seat Dornier 328 fast turboprop under a franchise agreement with Flybe, Europeâ€™s largest regional airline.
There are also other convenient connections between Norwich and the Isle of Man available via Manchester Airport throughout the week.