easyJet, the UK-based budget airline, has expanded its Scottish network with the launch of a new route from Glasgow to Milan Malpensa.
The airline already flies to Milan Malpensa from Edinburgh, London Gatwick and London Luton.
Glasgow’s first direct connection to Milan, the new year-round service is expected to carry 26,000 annually. Flights will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with fares starting from GBP25.49 one way per person, based on two people travelling on the same booking.
Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Head of Scotland, said: ‘As Scotland’s largest airline we are pleased to further strengthen our network with the launch of this new route to Milan Malpensa.
‘Milan’s rich history, range of shops and extensive choice of restaurants are amongst the key attractions for visitors to Milan and we believe that this will prove a popular addition to our existing network.’
Paul White, business development manager at Glasgow Airport, said: ‘Milan is a fantastic new addition to the wide range of European cities easyJet serves from Glasgow, and we are excited to be bringing this brand new route to our customers.
‘Milan and Glasgow have many things in common – as well as being economic powerhouses the two cities enjoy a fantastic reputation for being fashion capitals. Not only will this new route provide Scottish passengers with the opportunity to visit one of Europe’s top citybreak destinations, it has huge potential to generate significant in-bound tourism for Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We have enjoyed tremendous success in strengthening our links with European cities this year, and look forward to working with easyJet to continue the airline’s growth at Glasgow Airport.’
With its rich tradition of art and culture, Milan is a much sought-after tourist destination with sights including the Brera Art Gallery, its elaborate cathedral, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper at the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, La Scala opera house and Castello Sforzesc, as well as Milan’s main museum ‘Pinacoteca’.