UK-based airline companies British Airways and Loganair have expanded their codeshare agreement to offer more choices for passengers travelling across the country.

The agreement will add a further 18 routes and give British Airways customers access to 38 of Loganair’s UK routes.

Loganair CEO Jonathan Hinkles said: “Today’s addition of no fewer than 18 routes is great news for connectivity to and from the UK regions, and we’re confident that the ability to enjoy Executive Club benefits and a new range of seamless flight connections when flying on selected Loganair routes will bring welcome new choice for British Airways’ customers when flying in the UK regions.

“The development cements what we believe to be the longest-running relationship between two UK airlines, and it’s a partnership which will continue to deliver for customers throughout the UK.”

The deal will allow customers to book onward connections from destinations across Loganair’s route network or point-to-point travel across the country via British Airways’ website.

Available routes include Aberdeen to Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Southampton, as well as City of Derry to London and Liverpool.

The agreement also covers routes from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Manchester and from Exeter to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.

British Airways Network and Alliances director Neil Chernoff said: “It is great news to be expanding our longstanding codeshare agreement with Loganair.

“This will create better connectivity and offer more choice for our customers between UK regions and destinations all over the world thanks to our expansive global route network and Loganair’s extensive regional services.”

Last month, British Airways announced plans to begin short-haul flights from Gatwick Airport to 35 destinations through a new subsidiary, BA Euroflyer, from March.

BA Euroflyer will be a separate entity working under the British Airways brand, similar to the company’s BA CityFlyer subsidiary, which operates from London City Airport.