New routes from Glasgow Airport
Glasgow Airport passengers as the airport has announced new routes and services starting later this year.
Ryanair will run new weekly Krakow and Madrid services starting from October this year, making Krakow the ninth Polish destination available to Glasgow Airport passengers.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “This is extremely welcome news from Ryanair which has continued to respond to demand since the launch of its Glasgow base in 2014. Madrid and Krakow are two of Europe’s most popular city-break destinations and both routes have huge potential to generate significant inbound tourism for Glasgow and Scotland.
“Madrid and Glasgow enjoy strong economic ties with companies such as Santander, Gamesa and Scottish Power all having headquarters in Glasgow so there will undoubtedly be strong demand for this service from within the business community.”
Meanwhile, Air Transat will mark 25 years at Glasgow by increasing capacity by 12% later this year.
Their Airbus A330 features individual passenger screens with more than 100 entertainment channels available to customers.
From summer, Glasgow passengers can choose from more Canadian routes than ever before, including weekly services to Toronto and Vancouver as well as connecting flights to Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal.
Lesley Kane, sales director, UK & Ireland of Air Transat, says: “Scottish travellers are taking off to Canada in record numbers this year, and we’re introducing larger aircraft to cater for this big increase in demand.
“2017 not only marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, but also a quarter century of Air Transat services from Glasgow, and we’re delighted to be the carrier of choice for tens of thousands of Scots again this year.”
Steven Marshall, head of airline marketing and development at Glasgow Airport, said: “Air Transat’s decision to increase capacity through the introduction of larger aircraft is great news for our customers and timely given it coincides with the airline’s 25-year anniversary of operating services between Glasgow and Canada.”
“As well as offering greater choice on direct routes to Toronto and Vancouver, this increase in capacity will also provide passengers with more opportunities to connect internally and visit other Canadian cities such as Montreal and Calgary.
“As the country celebrates its 150th anniversary this year there’s never been a better time to visit Canada, so Air Transat’s announcement is welcome news and further strengthens our position as Scotland’s leading long-haul airport.”
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