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Domestic services to increase at Glasgow Airport following lifting of travel restrictions

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– Airport’s World Duty Free store to also open this weekend – 

Several domestic routes at Glasgow Airport will restart or increase frequency following the easing of travel restrictions on Monday. 

easyJet plans to increase frequencies on several domestic routes which have been in operation and Scotland’s biggest airline will also restart several other UK services including:

  • Stansted route will increase to a daily operation from Saturday
  • Birmingham restarts Sunday with four flights per week then increases to six (no Saturday) from Mon 31 May
  • Birmingham restarts Sunday with four flights per week then increases to six (no Saturday) from Mon 31 May
  • Bristol route increases to six flights per week (excluding Saturdays) from Monday 
  • The same service will move to 10 flights per week from Friday 28 May – one daily flight which will double on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Luton route increases to five flights per week from Monday and will move to daily operations from Saturday 22 May
  • Belfast route increases to nine flights per week from Friday 7 May which includes double daily services on Fridays and Sundays
  • Jersey returns Thursday May 22 with two flights per week, increases to three from Tuesday 15 June and then six (excluding Wednesdays) from Friday 2 July

Scotland’s airline Loganair also plans to restart routes to both the Scottish Islands and England from Glasgow Airport, including:

  • Barra service is now up twice daily 
  • Southampton returns on Monday with three flights per week, which is set to increase further in June
  • Campbeltown, Islay, Stornoway and Tiree will increase to twice daily from Monday
  • Sumburgh in Shetland will return Monday 24 May with five flights per week via Kirkwall in Orkney and will go direct from Monday 14 June 
  • Kirkwall will return on Monday 24 May with five flights per week then moves to a daily service from Thursday 10 June
  • Exeter service is currently twice weekly and will move to daily from Friday 18 June

More….

Glasgow Airport’s World Duty Free store will also open on Sunday for the first time in over five months. 

A series of enhanced measures designed to ensure passengers enjoy a safe and pleasant experience while passing through the terminal have been introduced. You can find out more by visiting our designated COVID-19 page. 

Ronald Leitch, Operations Director at Glasgow Airport, said: “With restrictions now beginning to ease we are working hard to support our airline partners’ plans to increase frequencies on existing routes and to resume a number of their domestic services. 

“The airport has remained open throughout the pandemic to ensure a number of lifeline services including flights from the Scottish Islands and vital hub connectivity used by key workers could continue, so we have been preparing in order to scale up operations when it was possible for some domestic services to restart. 

“We invested significantly in the early stages of the pandemic to introduce enhanced cleaning regimes and have put a number of protective measures in place to ensure our terminal continues be a safe environment for our passengers, many of whom we appreciate may well be travelling for the first time for over a year. Now that the safe return of domestic travel has resumed, we are looking forward to welcoming our valued customers back to Glasgow Airport once again.” 

Rapid COVID-19 testing facilities have also been introduced at Glasgow Airport in recent weeks. The terminal-based facilities offer both PCR and antigen testing for passengers and have been designed to support pre-booked appointments. Results for PCR testing are returned within 24 hours while antigen takes just 15 minutes. 

PCR testing can be done either via a park-and-test method in the airport car parks or a walk-up test within the terminal. Passengers are advised to make appointments for either testing method, should they be required, in advance and directly through Glasgow Airport’s website, which also include links to the latest Scottish Government travel advice

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