A budget airline has announced it has scrapped routes from Edinburgh airport in favour of Glasgow.
Wizz Air announced on Friday that flights to Budapest and Bucharest will now depart from Glasgow International Airport.
The routes will start taking off from Glasgow in November as a replacement of the previous service in Edinburgh.
There will be two flights per week for both destinations, taking Wizz Air’s frequency from Glasgow Airport to four flights per week.
The airline said the flights will run in time for travellers to visit the European cities for Christmas, with both destinations famed for their markets and festivities.
Marion Geoffroy, managing director of Wizz Air UK, said: “Budapest and Bucharest may sound similar in name, but they offer so many different, amazing activities for travellers wanting to explore more of what Europe has to offer.
“From incredible restaurants to the great outdoors, both locations have something for every kind of explorer. We’re pleased to continue to connect Glasgow to the rest of Europe and look forward to operating these flights from November as part of our new winter schedule.”
Matt Hazelwood, chief commercial officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “Wizz Air’s return to Glasgow is fantastic news, offering two sensational destinations in Central and Eastern Europe.
“From this winter, Scottish travellers can jet away to Budapest and Bucharest, both flown twice weekly. Whether it’s sipping local Furmint wine on a Danube city cruise through Budapest or exploring the world’s heaviest building in Bucharest, both destinations will offer our passengers the perfect city break this winter.”
A spokesperson for Edinburgh Airport said: “Although it is always disappointing to lose a valued airline partner, routes to Budapest, Bucharest and Gdansk continue to be well served by Ryanair. This ensures continuity of service for passengers travelling from Edinburgh to these fantastic cities.”
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