Low-cost carrier Flybe has said that it will pull the plug on its flights to and from Sumburgh in Shetland from next month.
Flybe said Sumburgh flights operated on its behalf by Eastern Airways had “not performed to expectations” despite fares being lowered by 20-40%.
Flybe went into direct competition with former partner Loganair in September, and sparked an immediate price war with their new rivals by offering cut-price fares to Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Stornoway.
But Flybe appears to have fallen short.
The service will be discontinued from January 8.
Sumburgh acts as a hub for helicopter flights to numerous North Sea fields.
Flybe interim chief commercial officer Ronnie Matheson said: “Serving Scotland is one of the most important parts of the Flybe business and we are extremely disappointed to have had to take this decision.”