A LUCKY couple has been surprised with free flights as easyJet celebrates flying 40 million passengers to and from Glasgow Airport.

To mark the occasion, the airline surprised the Bishop family, who were flying from Glasgow to Malaga today (June 23), with free easyJet return flights. 

The milestone celebration comes after new routes were launched from the airport to destinations such as Lisbon and Porto in Portugal, Agadir in Morocco, Belfast City in Northern Ireland, and Chania in Greece.

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easyJet's first-ever flight to Glasgow took off from London Luton on November 10, 1995, and since then the airline has remained committed to the airport by maintaining a continuous operation. 

The airline now services customers in Glasgow and the surrounding area with connections to 29 airports across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. 

Glasgow Times:

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: "We are so proud to mark a key milestone for us as today as we celebrate flying 40 million passengers from Glasgow Airport.

"Our first flight from Glasgow to London Luton took off for the first time 27 years ago and since then we’ve been committed to Glasgow and to providing great value fares and convenient connections for our customers in Scotland, whether they’re travelling for business or leisure.

"And of course, I have to thank our fantastic customers for their loyalty and support and we remain excited about the future at Glasgow."

Ronald Leitch, operations director at Glasgow Airport, said: "We are proud and honored easyJet has chosen to mark this significant milestone here at Glasgow, back where the relationship between airport and airline began.

"From the inaugural Glasgow London Luton flight nearly 27 years ago, easyJet has grown to not only become one of Scotland’s most popular airlines but also one of Europe’s biggest carriers.

"With the recent introduction of exciting new routes to Porto and Lisbon, easyJet continues to offer our passengers a fantastic range of destinations across the UK and Europe. We look forward to celebrating a half century next."