Aer Lingus Regional is adding an extra weekday flight between Glasgow and Dublin from April.

The move will see the services operated by the Irish carrier rise from five to six flights Monday to Friday in a move that will boost capacity by 26,000 seats.

Operated by Aer Lingus Regional franchise partner Stobart Air, the Dublin service is popular with leisure and business passengers travelling between Glasgow and the Republic of Ireland’s capital city.

The additional service has been timed to complement onward connections to popular North American destinations including New York, Boston and Chicago.

The additional flight departs Dublin at 7.35am and arrives in Glasgow at 8.55 while the other leg leaves Glasgow at 9.30 and arrives I the Irish capital at 10.50.

Glasgow Airport’s head of aviation Paul White said: “The additional week-day flight brings a 17 per cent increase on what is a hugely popular service.

“This is tremendous news for passengers travelling between both Glasgow and Dublin, whether it is for business purposes or to enjoy a city break in each destination.

“The addition of this service also guarantees greater choice and flexibility for passengers making onward connections to a number of North American destinations from Dublin.

“The Republic of Ireland’s capital city remains one of our busiest routes with more than 170,000 passengers making the short trip across the Irish Sea via Aer Lingus in 2019.

“Likewise, Glasgow continues to be a very popular destination for Irish visitors, so this latest announcement is welcome news indeed.”

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A spokesperson at Stobart Air said: “Aer Lingus Regional’s Glasgow to Dublin service has proven extremely popular with both business and leisure travellers, and 2019 represented the fourth consecutive year of growth on the route.

“The increase in frequency is a direct reflection of customer demand and is in keeping with the strong performance of our extensive route network connecting Scotland and Ireland.

“We are therefore very pleased to be able to offer our customers greater choice and convenience on the route and to build on our great relationship with Glasgow Airport.”

The additional flights start on Monday 6 April and are on sale now.



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