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Virgin Atlantic to increase flights between Glasgow and Orlando
26 January 2017

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Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to increase the number of flights it operates between Glasgow and Orlando with the introduction of a fourth weekly flight.

From 22 June 2017 the airline will add an extra weekly flight between Scotland’s largest city and Orlando with flights operating every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The increase in capacity is in response to strong and growing customer demand for the route up to 30,000 passengers travelling between Glasgow and Orlando a month.

Widely recognised as a city with a booming tourist industry and an international theme park destination, Orlando is all that and much more for the savvy traveler. With shopping deals, boutique hotels that cater to your every whim, and restaurants catering to every taste imaginable, Orlando is just as much a city for grown-ups to come and play as it is for the children. As the city’s motto goes, “Say Yes to Orlando.”

From theme parks to natural parks on the lakes, there is much to see and experience in the greater Orlando area. Today, this city has more theme parks and entertainment attractions than anywhere else in the world.

The increase in flights to Orlando further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Scotland's transatlantic gateway with direct flights to 17 exciting destinations throughout Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States including Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia and Orlando. Glasgow Airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensures the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond. Direct flights to Florida are not available from any other Scottish airport.

Virgin Atlantic's popular Glasgow to Orlando service is Scotland's only Boeing 747-400 Jumbo-Jet operated flight the airline does not fly from any other Scottish airport.

Virgin Atlantic’s Glasgow Airport hub connects regional UK cities and the Scottish Highlands and Islands to the United States with seamless connections available from 18 UK airports including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton. Passengers connecting at Glasgow Airport with Flybe and Virgin Atlantic benefit from checking-in at their local airport with their bags being checked through to the final destination and when checking in at their local airport passengers will receive boarding passes for their flight to Glasgow and those for the onward connecting flight.

Steven Marshall, Marketing Manager, Glasgow Airport, said: “This is fantastic news for Scottish travellers looking to get away to America’s sunshine state this winter from Scotland’s largest city. It demonstrates the popularity of Virgin Atlantic’s existing Orlando summer service which has grown every year since it launched at Glasgow Airport in 2007.”

Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice Commercial President, Virgin Atlantic, said: “We’re delighted to be offering our customers more choice when flying to some of their favourite destinations. Florida is enduringly popular with our customers, so it makes perfect sense to increase this service during the most popular months.”

Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has enjoyed huge success in recent times establishing itself as one of Europe's fastest growing airports with new flights taking-off to over 20 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Jamaica, Lisbon, Munich, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.

Virgin Atlantic flights from Glasgow to New York JFK and Orlando can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.