Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce further growth at Glasgow Airport
17 September 2013
Jet2.com has announced significant growth plans for Glasgow Airport including a fifth dedicated aircraft and 130,000 more seats for summer 2014.
The move will see an increase in the frequency of flights to a number of Glasgow’s most popular destinations including Palma, Alicante and Tenerife. A total of 650,000 seats are now available for summer 2014.
In just two and a half years of flying from Glasgow Airport, the airline has trebled the number of routes now available to passengers. This year alone five new city and sun destinations have been added – Corfu, Fuerteventura, Reus and Zante – plus a new discovery route to Boston.
Jet2holidays is also celebrating an increase in customer numbers, with bookings up 86 per cent year-on-year. As a result of this continued expansion by both businesses, 123 new jobs have been created in 2013 alone.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: "Following two and a half successful years we are thrilled to be celebrating further growth at Glasgow.
"Since our first flight took off, we’ve not only increased capacity, we have also more than tripled our range of destinations from seven to 24.
"We’ve also continued to invest in the area with the creation of further jobs. These developments demonstrate our ongoing commitment to providing local customers with unrivalled choice and flexibility, with great value and award winning service as standard."
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, added: "The past two and a half years have been extremely exciting for Glasgow Airport, during which time we have enjoyed a steady increase in passenger numbers. Jet2.com has played a huge role in this sustained period of growth, cementing its position as one of our most popular airlines.
"Jet2.com joined Glasgow Airport at what was a difficult time for the industry but it showed tremendous commitment to, and confidence in the West of Scotland market and we now find ourselves in the position where Glasgow is its largest Scottish base.
"It has continued to add capacity, create jobs and provide passengers with greater choice and I am delighted it has once again reaffirmed its commitment to Glasgow Airport with the introduction of a fifth aircraft."