Ryanair to bring four popular European routes back to Glasgow Airport
Ryanair has announced that it is set to bring back four popular European routes to Glasgow Airport next year.
From next spring, passengers will once again be able to fly directly from Glasgow to Alicante, Brussels, Malaga and Warsaw. This means the total number of routes Ryanair operates from Glasgow will rise to seven.
Glasgow Airport’s managing director, Mark Johnston, said: “Ryanair’s decision to bring back what were four popular routes is very welcome news indeed.
“The introduction of these services is hopefully a first step to Ryanair re-establishing a strong presence here and we are really pleased the airline recognises our position as the West of Scotland’s principal airport and gateway to the region’s huge market.
“Ryanair cited that the continued lack of movement on proposals to cut Air Passenger Duty was a key factor in the airline’s decision to significantly reduce its operation at Glasgow Airport earlier this year.
“While we rightly celebrate the return of these services in addition to the three we retained at the time, it is worth remembering that at its peak Ryanair operated a further 16 routes which supported a significant number of jobs at its Glasgow Airport base.
“This regressive tax continues to put the country’s air services at risk and action must be taken to address this. That is why we are again calling on both the Scottish and Westminster governments to work together to break the current deadlock around Air Departure Tax.”
The Warsaw service will recommence on Monday, 1 April. Flights to Alicante, Brussels and Malaga will resume on Tuesday, 2 April. The Alicante service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays. Malaga flights will run from Glasgow on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ryanair’s Charleroi Brussels service will operate twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while the Warsaw flights will run on Mondays and Fridays.
Customers can book flights to these destinations now at www.ryanair.com
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