Barrhead Travel to fly a record number of Scots from Glasgow Airport next summer
15 November 2012
Barrhead Travel has announced plans to operate a record number of flights from Glasgow Airport to popular holiday destinations next summer.
Scotland’s largest independent travel group will charter flights to Palma, Malaga, Alicante, Barcelona and Venice between May and October 2013.
A total of 20,000 seats will be available, double the capacity of 2012, to book as flight only, as part of a traditional package or to travel to cruise departure points in the Mediterranean and Adriatic in exceptional premium cabin luxury.
Barrhead Travel is chartering British Airways aircraft for the flights which will give passengers more leg room and a greater luggage allowance than no frills airlines. The flights will also depart on weekends at convenient times.
The company said that operating its own flights and holidays would give Barrhead Travel customers more cost-effective holiday options.
Sharon Munro, chief executive of Barrhead Travel, said: “We strive to give our customers greater choice and value and chartering more flights during the summer months to some of our most popular destinations and cruise ships enables us to give them the best prices possible.
“2013 will see our most ambitious flight programme to date, including new routes from Aberdeen to Barcelona, Glasgow to Alicante and three flights per week due to public demand from Glasgow to Palma. The flights will give our agents more flexibility to tailor cost effective holiday options or are available for customers to book directly online.”
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Barrhead Travel has always proved a popular choice for Scottish holidaymakers and we have worked closely with them over the last three summers to ensure their flight programme from Glasgow Airport has been successful.
“It is great news for Scottish holidaymakers that Barrhead has expanded its Glasgow Airport programme every year since it began in 2010. With five popular destinations in 2013, we are confident that our partnership is on course for another successful summer.”
Founded in Glasgow by Bill Munro in 1975, Barrhead Travel is now Scotland’s largest independent travel group and employs more than 600 staff. The company recently featured in the 2012 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For survey for the third consecutive year.
For more information visit www.barrheadtravel.co.uk.