Leeds-based low-cost carrier Jet2 is to launch its 8th UK base at Glasgow airport next year, with routes including Nice, Tunisia and Sharm El Sheikh.
Starting in March 2011, the carrier will initially fly to a total of nine destinations from Glasgow, adding to the airline’s main hub at Leeds Bradford, and bases in Belfast, Blackpool, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle.
The new routes are:
Sharm el Sheikh
The announcement is good news for Glasgow airport, which lost several routes when Flyglobespan went into administration at the end of 2009 (see online news December 16, 2009).
For more information visit jet2.com, and for a look at Glasgow’s transformation from industrial centre to events powerhouse, see Glasgow Reborn in the July / Augsut 2010 edition of Business Traveller.
Report by Mark Caswell