Loganair and Flybe

Tourists will find it easier to visit some of Scotland's most remote areas after a deal struck between a regional airline and a low-cost carrier, it was claimed.

A new franchise agreement between Loganair and Flybe will mean that connecting flights from cities across Europe to airports throughout the Highlands and Islands can be booked at the same time.

Loganair claim the deal, which comes into effect in October 2008, will make it easier for tourists to get to the communities it serves including Shetland, Orkney, Wick, Stornoway, Benbecula, Barra, Tiree, Islay and Campbeltown.