Holiday provider TUI has announced plans to add two new planes to its fleet based at Glasgow Airport next summer.
The decision means that an additional 180,000 seats will be added on TUI’s most popular routes including Antalya and Dalaman, Mallorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Ibiza, Zakynthos and Rhodes in summer 2024.
Matt Hazelwood, chief commercial officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said that the announcement was “hugely significant”.
He said: “We have seen a sharp increase in demand for both city and beach leisure breaks and anticipate welcoming an additional one million passengers through Glasgow this summer alone.
“TUI’s decision to base two additional aircraft next year will ensure Glasgow Airport continues to cement its reputation as Scotland’s go-to airport for overseas summer holidays.”
Glasgow is TUI’s largest base in Scotland and the introduction of two additional aircraft in 2024 will deliver the holiday provider’s biggest-ever summer programme at the airport.
It will include two additional routes to Sal, Cape Verde, and the Greek island of Kefalonia, while this year’s winter services to Sharm El Sheikh will also continue in summer 2024.
Andrew Flintham, TUI managing director, said: “Our customers want more flexibility and to be able to choose a departure airport that is close to home – and that is exactly what the new TUI 2024 summer programme has been designed to do.
“We want every one of our customers to be able to create a holiday as unique as they are – departure airport, destination and duration are all key components which come together to make the perfect TUI holiday.
“The 2024 programme will see extra flights departing from across the UK. Glasgow Airport will see a significant increase in flight seats offering more holidays to those living in the region.”