easyJet, the UK-based European regional airline, has said that it will introduce a new route from Birmingham Airport to Glasgow, starting in spring.
easyJet’s new domestic route will start on March 29, 2020 and will operate 13 times a week between the two cities. The flights from Birmingham to Glasgow will operate all year round.
The short flight is expected to be suitable for those travelling between the two major UK cities on business or on pleasure. easyJet expects to carry 180,000 passengers in the first year alone operating on its A319 and A320 aircraft, with the route due to go on sale in the coming weeks.
Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet, said, ‘We’re delighted to announce a new route from Birmingham to Glasgow providing even more great value and convenient domestic connectivity for our customers. The connection of two major UK cities is great for the Midlands region and the positive benefits it will bring in supporting the UK economy.
‘This news underlines easyJet’s continued commitment to our passengers and supports our ambition of always providing a great service and low fares – and we are sure the route will be a success.’
Nick Barton, CEO of Birmingham Airport said, ‘This announcement is great news for travellers as it gives more capacity and choice between Birmingham and the popular city of Glasgow. easyJet is an incredibly strong brand that offers both great service and fares so I’m extremely pleased that the airline has chosen to expand its presence in the Midlands. We look forward to welcoming the additional 13 Glasgow services a week from March 2020.’
easyJet started flying from Birmingham in December 2007 with its route to Geneva and has since added services to Belfast.