Glasgow Airport has today (Thursday, November 15) welcomed Ryanair’s decision to re-introduce four popular routes next year to Alicante, Charleroi in Brussels, Malaga and Warsaw.
The return of these services, which are now on sale, will take the total number of routes operated by Ryanair at Glasgow Airport to seven.
Mark Johnston, Managing Director at Glasgow Airport, 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.”
Flights to Warsaw will commence on Monday, April 1, with Alicante, Brussels and Malaga starting on Tuesday, April 2.
All four routes will operate on the following days:
· Alicante to operate Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
· Malaga to operate Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
· Brussels Charleroi to operate Tuesdays and Saturdays
· Warsaw to operate Mondays and Fridays