Glasgow’s new Shannon service given Irish send-off
08 May 2013
Flybe’s inaugural Glasgow Airport to Shannon flight was waved off by two world champion Irish dancers.
Glasgow-based Suzanne Coyle and Lynne Stevenson helped launch the new service, which offers travellers a choice of three return flights on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Andrew Strong, Flybe UK’s managing director said: “We are pleased to provide this brand new route that reflects the established Celtic connections between Glasgow and Shannon which is reflected by strong business, tourism and leisure links.
“We expect the passenger numbers generated on this route to contribute further to the growth of local business and tourism economies on both sides of the Irish Sea.”
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “With such close links between the two counties, the Irish market is very important for us.
“Flybe has always been quick to identify new destinations out of Glasgow Airport and with the convenient flight times available on this route, we are confident it will be a success.”
Tourism Ireland Head of Great Britain, Vanessa Markey, also warmly welcomed the new route: “Tourism Ireland has a strong and comprehensive promotional programme under way right now, which includes a major focus on The Gathering Ireland 2013.
“We extend an invitation to the many people in Scotland who have ancestral links with Ireland to ‘come home’ this year.”
One way fares are available on www.flybe.com from £39.99 including taxes and charges.