A MAJOR airline has withdrawn a popular flight route between a Scottish airport and a capital city.

The Herald reports that Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has said it has withdrawn its Edinburgh to Oslo service until its “resource situation is more clear”.

The newspaper reports the route was withdrawn amid wider financial considerations rather than individual commercial success.

However, the airline has said it remains committed to the Scottish capital with Sweden and Denmark routes continuing and it may reintroduce the summer route to Oslo, the Norwegian capital.

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A spokesperson for SAS told The Herald: “It’s correct that we’ve pulled Edinburgh-Oslo for sale at this stage.

“We remain committed to the Edinburgh market though and may well add back the Oslo route once our resource situation is more clear.

“We continue to serve Edinburgh from both Stockholm, with daily service from April onwards, and Copenhagen, with summer seasonal service.”

SAS previously reported that 2.3 million passengers travelled with the airline in September, a 17% increase compared with the same month last year.

Edinburgh Airport declined to comment further.

Last week, it was reported that Edinburgh had welcomed the launch of JetBlue’s first Scottish route to New York.