AN airline has added a new route between Belfast and Glasgow.

Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional routes, said the new Glasgow Airport to Belfast City Airport route will initially operate on a daily basis with 11 flights weekly, commencing on July 1.

This will increase to 19 flights weekly in August.

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Andy Jolly, Managing Director of Stobart Air, said: “In light of the successful Covid-19 vaccination rollout allowing air travel to increase safely, we are pleased to add this new route from Glasgow to Belfast to our route network, which will cater to both business and leisure travellers with direct, convenient, and cost-effective flights.

“We are committed to providing our passengers with frequent, convenient, and affordable services through our regional connections. We look forward to welcoming our staff and customers onboard this new route.”

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Matt Hazelwood, Group Commercial Director for AGS Airports Ltd, which owns Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports, said: “Belfast has always been a hugely popular destination with our passengers, so we are really pleased to see Aer Lingus and partner Stobart Air restart this busy route.

“The airport is just a five-minute journey from the city centre, which makes it the best option for business and leisure travellers looking for a speedy and convenient commute to the Northern Irish Capital.

“It’s also great to see that Aer Lingus and Stobart Air will initially restart the route with 11 flights per week. This will be welcome news for our customers looking to travel between Glasgow and Belfast City as restrictions continue to ease.”