Scottiish airline Loganair is to take over Flybe’s Cardiff to Edinburgh service.
It was announced last week that Flybe will pull its routes from Cardiff Airport to Paris and Edinburgh from next spring.
However, Longair will now take on the Flybe service to ensure a continuation of the route when Flybe ends its Cardiff to Ediinburgh route next March.
Loganair’s announcement comes on the five year anniversary of its franchise agreement with Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline.
It currently flies 25 routes under the Flybe brand from 11 airports exclusively served by the Scottish airline.
Phil Preston, chief operating Officer for Loganair said: “It is great to be able to celebrate five successful years in partnership with Flybe and equally pleasing to further enhance our operation into Wales.
“We are delighted to take on the Edinburgh route, and by dedicating an aircraft to this operation, provide the required frequency on the route to support the local business community.
“Through our partnership with Flybe, we’ve been able to develop services across the UK and the Edinburgh route, which will also open up connections onto our extensive Scottish network including Orkney and Shetland, will be well received by business and leisure passengers.”