easyJet has revealed expansion plans at Glasgow Airport, welcoming a fifth Airbus A320 family aircraft to the
Scottish base and announcing a new route between Glasgow and Birmingham.
The A320 family aircraft will remain based in Glasgow throughout the year, providing 340,000 more seats for
passengers travelling to and from Glasgow. It joins two 156-seat Airbus A319 and two 186-seat A320 aircraft
already serving the airline’s customers in Glasgow.
The addition of the new aircraft will create around 50 jobs for Glasgow-based flight, cabin and ground crew.
The airline has also announced a new route between Glasgow and Birmingham. The domestic city connection
will operate 13 times a week throughout the year, with flights launching on 29 March 2020. Seats are due to
go on sale in the coming weeks.
On 10 November 1995 easyJet’s first ever flight, EZY121, took off for Glasgow from London Luton. Since then
easyJet has remained committed to the airport by maintaining a continuous operation and flying over 34 million
passengers to and from Glasgow.
Today, easyJet is the largest airline in Glasgow and operates up to 294 flights a week across 19 routes, having
been the first airline to carry one million passengers in a year from Glasgow - and the airline continues to see
passenger numbers grow.
easyJet offers up to 10 flights a day from Glasgow to London airports Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, as well as
up to three flights a day to Belfast and Bristol. In 2019 easyJet will see its domestic links from Glasgow
increase by over 5%.