EasyJet welcomed the airline’s sixth based aircraft to Glasgow Airport yesterday.

The new neo aircraft, which is both quieter and more fuel efficient, will join three Airbus A320 and A319 aircraft already serving the airline’s customers in Glasgow, the most since operations began.

Today’s arrival demonstrates the airline’s long-term commitment to Scotland by providing more great value choices, offering 86 routes across 19 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

EasyJet operates 34 routes from Glasgow including popular destinations such as Belfast, Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon and Paris.

The airline has also launched brand new flights to Enfidha in Tunisia for the first time, now operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year.

A new route to Larnaca in Cyprus is set also set take off for the first time on Saturday and will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Both routes will provide Scottish customers with even more choice when planning their summer getaway, whether they want to relax by crystal clear waters or discover some of Europe’s most charming cities.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the sixth aircraft to our fleet in Glasgow today and launching more new routes for what is set to be our biggest ever summer in Scotland.

“We are proud to have flown over 42 million passengers to and from Glasgow, which is a testament to our continued success and commitment to our customers in Scotland who continue to choose us for our unrivalled network, fantastic service and great value fares.”

Mark Beveridge, Managing Director at Glasgow Airport: “It has been nearly 30 years since easyJet’s first-ever flight touched down in Glasgow and in the ensuing years the relationship between airline and airport has gone from strength to strength.

“Today we welcome the addition of a sixth aircraft to easyJet’s Glasgow-based fleet, which is a significant investment and underlines the airline’s commitment to delivering growth at our airport.

“As well as supporting 40 new jobs here at Glasgow, this additional aircraft will help deliver even more choice and convenience for the two million plus passengers who choose to travel with easyJet across 34 destinations from our airport each year.”

Headline photo credit: Glasgow Airport

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