Flybe announces new Shannon route from Glasgow Airport
31 January 2013
Flybe has announced a new year-round service to Shannon from Glasgow Airport.
It will operate three times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with the inaugural flight on Wednesday 1 May.
Flybe hopes the service will be popular with leisure travellers visiting Ireland this year to take part in the country’s ‘Year of Welcome’, The Gathering.
The two cities have long-standing cultural affinities, and the business community is expected to welcome the new link.
Seats are available to book now at www.flybe.com from £36.99 one way including taxes and charges.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “The Irish market is very important for us and the addition of Shannon provides people in Glasgow and the West of Scotland with easy access to Limerick, which is the ideal base from which to explore the Irish West Coast.
"Flybe has been very active in identifying new destinations that it feels will work out of Glasgow Airport and with the convenient flight times on offer, we are confident this route will be a success.”
Simon Lilley, Flybe’s Director of Marketing, added: “Flybe is committed to developing further its route network out of Glasgow. We have every confidence that this additional new service will prove successful in offering an attractive and affordable way for travellers to access this growing business and leisure destination that is widely regarded as the West of Ireland’s premier gateway.
“Our new service to Shannon will further complement our already extensive schedule to and from Glasgow Airport that now features a total of nine routes and a total choice of up to 312 flights each week. We look forward to welcoming our first passengers on board in May and would advise people to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares.”