Ryanair opens Glasgow international base; announces new winter, summer schedules

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has opened its third Scottish base in Glasgow with the introduction of one based aircraft, seven new routes for winter and nine new routes for summer 2015, delivering over 850,000 passengers yearly and supporting over 850 ‘on-site’ jobs at Glasgow International Airport.

The new winter routes include thrice daily flights to Dublin and London Stansted and nine summer routes offered to Bydgoszcz, Carcassonne, Chania, Derry, Dublin, London, Riga, Warsaw & Wroclaw.

Alongside the opening of the Glasgow International base, the budget airline also announced the launch of flights from £9.99 for travel in November, December and January, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday, October 30 at the www.ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s UK Sales and Marketing Manager, Maria Macken, said: ‘Ryanair is delighted to open its new base in Glasgow, offering customers seven new routes for winter and nine new routes for summer 2015, including three times daily services to Dublin and London Stansted, which will deliver over 850,000 passengers p.a. and support 850 ‘on-site’ jobs at Glasgow International Airport.

Ryanair customers can choose the lowest fares from Glasgow, while enjoying allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, a brand new app with mobile boarding passes, and our new Family Extra and Business Plus services, making Ryanair the ideal choice for families, business and leisure travellers.’

Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s Commercial Director, said: ‘It is a real pleasure to officially welcome Ryanair to Glasgow Airport. The airline will serve seven routes from Glasgow this winter, which will increase to nine from next summer, providing our customers with an even greater choice of business and holiday destinations to travel to.

The airline has ambitious plans for growth, particularly amongst Glasgow’s business community, which is why it is focused on opening at primary airports, such as Glasgow. We are already seeing strong demand for Ryanair’s services amongst our customers and are committed to working with the airline to continue to enhance our route offering and deliver services based on demand.

We look forward to working closely with the team at Ryanair to ensure it enjoys success and growth at Glasgow Airport.’