easyJet is launching a new summer route from Glasgow Airport next year.

Flights to Porto in Portugal are scheduled to start on Friday, March 31 with twice-weekly departures on Mondays and Fridays. 

The airline also announced it will be starting flights from Edinburgh Airport to Catania Airport in Sicily from Friday, June 2 which will also operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays throughout the summer season. 

The new routes will provide customers in Scotland with more choices when planning a getaway. 

The airline will be putting its autumn 2023 schedule on sale on Thursday, December 8, meaning seats on tens of thousands of flights between October 1 and November 30, 2023, will be available to snap up early at low fares across the entire easyJet network. 

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Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK country manager, said: "I am delighted to be announcing new routes from both Edinburgh and Glasgow today, providing our Scottish customers with more direct links to more of Europe's most popular city and beach destinations next summer.

"And with flights for autumn 2023 on sale tomorrow, customers can also book early for next autumn and snap up the best fares across our network to find a great-value getaway or October half-term holiday.

"We know that holidays are important to people, not only does travelling connect friends and family but it offers a wealth of benefits, from promoting wellbeing to experiencing new cultures.

"The results of our survey just go to show what a priority it is for people, with so many determined to protect their holidays.

"With our low fares and unrivalled European network, easyJet is ideally placed to offer a fantastic value and great quality holiday that people don’t have to compromise on.

"It is fantastic to see that so many consumers plan to travel next year already, and we look forward to welcoming them onboard."

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Matt Hazelwood, chief commercial officer at AGS Airport’s Ltd, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: "We are very excited by the news that easyJet will launch this summer route to Porto, particularly given it is a brand-new destination for Glasgow Airport.

"The introduction of a twice-weekly service from 31 March will be welcome news for Scottish leisure travellers looking to visit and explore one of Portugal’s most historic coastal cities."

Kate Sherry, aviation director at Edinburgh Airport said: "Italy continues to be a country that people wish to explore and sample some of the finest food that Europe has to offer and adding a destination like Catania offers that and much more.

"From amazing views and a mix of history, culture and modern Italy, it’s a city that quite rightly appears on many wish lists and we’re happy to see easyJet expand its offering at Edinburgh Airport."

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