Budget airline Jet2 has announced two routes from Glasgow Airport to popular European cities hosting huge Christmas markets this year.

This comes as the brand launches a number of other routes from UK airports like Belfast International and Manchester.

These new routes are launching this month and will allow passengers to have a taste of Christmas on the continent.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, said: “With 25th December just around the corner, thoughts are turning to Christmas and people are looking to get into the festive spirit.

Glasgow Times: This comes as Jet2 announces eight new routes across the UK this winter (Getty)This comes as Jet2 announces eight new routes across the UK this winter (Getty) (Image: Getty)

"There is no better way to countdown to Christmas, than by visiting a Christmas market in one of Europe’s most magical destinations."

He added: "Every year, our Christmas Markets programme proves extremely popular, and this year is no different, with us seeing strong demand once again.

"Our first flights take off this month, however it is not too late to secure a festive getaway."

See the 2 routes launched by Jet2 from Glasgow Airport this year

The two routes operating from Glasgow Airport will see passengers whisked away to Krakow in Poland and Prague in Czechia (commonly known as the Czech Republic).

The Poland Jet2 route will operate twice weekly from Monday to Friday with the Prague route operating between Thursday and Sunday twice a week.

Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle International Airports will also be running flights this year.

These flights will go to European cities like Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Budapest, Cologne, Prague and Krakow.

Find out more on the Jet2 website.