Ryanair’s new four-weekly and twice-weekly routes to Madrid and Krakow took off on Sunday, October 29, taking the airline’s total number of services operated from Glasgow Airport to 23.
The launch of these two new services to the Spanish capital and Poland’s second largest city follow the introduction of a number of Ryanair routes earlier in the year to Valencia, Lisbon, Palanga, Zadar and Frankfurt.
On Monday, October 30, Lufthansa also dramatically improved its seasonal weekly service to Germany’s Bavarian capital Munich. The service, which previously ran for 12 weeks during the summer, will now operate all year round up to five times per week. Germany’s biggest airline also announced a new daily service to Frankfurt starting March 2018.
Flybe franchise partner Stobart Air also launched its new route to London Southend Airport on Tuesday, October 31. The service will operate up to nine times per week and business passengers and leisure travellers will love the airport’s 45-minute rail link to the heart of London.
This latest route to England’s capital means Glasgow Airport passengers can choose from up to 32 flight per day to six airports in and around London.
Paul White, Glasgow Airport’s business development manager, said: “When it comes to adding dots to our destination map we’ve enjoyed a fantastic year, so much so that we now have 30 airlines travelling to more than 130 destinations across the globe.
“As well as consolidating our position and Scotland’s leading long-haul airport, we have also made significant additions in terms of our European connectivity this year.
“We’ve added an impressive 30 new routes and service improvements in 2017 to ensure we continue to offer our customers the very best destination choice.”