Flybe, a UK-based airline company, has launched its newest service from Glasgow Airport in Scotland to Shannon Airport in Ireland.
The airline is offering three times weekly flights to Shannon from Glasgow from May 1, 2013, with inaugural fares commencing at £36.99 one-way.
Simon Lilley, the airline’s director of marketing, said, ‘Flybe is committed to developing further its route network out of Glasgow. We have every confidence that this additional new service will prove successful in offering an attractive and affordable way for travellers to access this growing business and leisure destination that is widely regarded as the West of Ireland’s premier gateway.
Our new service to Shannon will further complement our already extensive schedule to and from Glasgow Airport that now features a total of nine routes and a total choice of up to 312 flights each week. We look forward to welcoming our first passengers on board in May and would advise people to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares.’
Amanda McMillan, the managing director of Glasgow Airport, said, ‘The Irish market is very important for us and the addition of Shannon provides people in Glasgow and the West of Scotland with easy access to Limerick, which is the ideal base from which to explore the Irish West Coast.
Flybe has been very active in identifying new destinations that it feels will work out of Glasgow Airport and with the convenient flight times on offer, we are confident this route will be a success.’
The new service is expected to strike a chord with holidaymakers who wish to visit Ireland in 2013 to take part in the country’s yearlong tourism event, The Gathering.