New routes from Ryanair to support 1,500 Glasgow jobs

New routes from Ryanair to support 1,500 Glasgow jobs

The launched of 4 new routes from Glasgow International airport and a new route from Glasgow Prestwick is set to support 1,500 jobs at both airports as Ryanair grows its Glasgow traffic by 18% in 2017.

The new routes from Glasgow International to Lisbon, Palanga, Valencia and Zadar, and from Glasgow Prestwick to Barcelona G, are expected to bring 2 million customers through the airports’ doors.

The airline will also continue to connect Glasgow with major business hubs on high frequency, low cost services including Berlin, Dubin and London.

With the introduction of better timings, including up to three daikly flights to some business destinations, as well as lower fares Ryanair hopes to appeal to more Scottish business customers and boost international working relationships.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: "We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Glasgow Summer 2017 schedule which will deliver 2 million customers p.a. and support 1,500 jobs at Glasgow and Prestwick airports.

"Customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for summer 2017. As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017."