EasyJet has launched a brand-new route from Glasgow Airport. 

The airline will be running twice-weekly flights between Glasgow and Hurghada in Egypt, starting on November 8.

A beach resort that stretches some 12 miles across the Red Sea coast, Hurghada is known for its scuba diving and will provide Glasgow travellers with guaranteed winter sun. 

EasyJet is currently the number one carrier from the UK to both Egypt and North Africa, and the Hurghada route will also be available from Edinburgh Airport from November 6.

A third winter route has been confirmed from Edinburgh to Rovaniemi, Finland - a choice destination for travelling to Finnish Lapland. 

Christopher Tibbett, group head of airline relations and marketing for Glasgow Airport said: "We are thrilled to welcome easyJet's launch of a twice-weekly service to Hurghada in Egypt.

“easyJet have already launched several new routes for Glasgow Airport this year; including to Porto and Lisbon; and this additional new route marks an exciting expansion for easyJet and demonstrates our commitment to providing our passengers with diverse and enticing travel options.

“Hurghada is a stunning destination known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and rich cultural heritage.

"We are confident that this addition will be welcomed by leisure travellers seeking a sun-soaked getaway this winter.”

Ali Gayward, easyJet's UK Country Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be launching even more new routes from our airports across Scotland to a range of fantastic destinations, providing evening more choice for our customers this winter whether they’re looking for a Christmas getaway, hitting the slopes or chasing the winter sun and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board.”