EASYJET has welcomed its sixth aircraft to Glasgow Airport as the airline prepares to operate its largest ever flying programme this summer. 

The new plane will join three Airbus A320 family aircraft already serving the airport, the most since operations began, and demonstrates the airline's commitment to Scotland

easyJet will be offering 86 routes across 19 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa with inaugural flights to Enfidha, Tunisia, taking off for the first time today.

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Glasgow Times:

The route will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year. 

Flights to Larnaca in Cyprus will also begin on Saturday, May 4 and will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer. 

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Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: "We are delighted to be welcoming the sixth aircraft to our fleet in Glasgow today and launching more new routes for what is set to be our biggest ever summer in Scotland.

"We are proud to have flown over 42 million passengers to and from Glasgow, which is a testament to our continued success and commitment to our customers in Scotland who continue to choose us for our unrivalled network, fantastic service and great value fares."

Mark Beveridge, managing director at Glasgow Airport, added: "It has been nearly 30 years since easyJet’s first-ever flight touched down in Glasgow and in the ensuing years the relationship between airline and airport has gone from strength to strength.

"Today we welcome the addition of a sixth aircraft to easyJet’s Glasgow-based fleet, which is a significant investment and underlines the airline’s commitment to delivering growth at our airport

"As well as supporting 40 new jobs here at Glasgow, this additional aircraft will help deliver even more choice and convenience for the 2.5 million passengers who choose to travel with easyJet across 34 destinations from our airport each year."