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Flights to Glasgow commence from Belfast City Airport

British Airways cabin crew Lucienne McCarthy and Laura Richardson pictured as a bagpiper helps mark the launch of new flights to Glasgow from Belfast City Airport

A NEW direct service to Glasgow has taken off from George Best Belfast City Airport, run by BA CityFlyer, a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Airways

It means BA currently now operates a network of six destinations from City Airport, with Glasgow joining the services to Exeter, Leeds Bradford, London City, London Heathrow and the new summer service to Newquay.

The airport's commercial director Katy Best said: “This Glasgow launch further enhances domestic connectivity from Belfast City and presents a convenient travel option to and from the west coast of Scotland.

“Northern Ireland has strong links with Scotland, and Glasgow has always been a popular route, so we're very happy it has resumed.

“British Airways has a strong commitment to Northern Ireland, and it is excellent that passengers can now avail of the fantastic BA product on a greater number of routes from Belfast City whilst collecting Avios and Executive Club tier points.”

It comes as it emerged that Aer Lingus' new subsidiary Emerald Airlines could begin serving regional routes, including Belfast City (which now serves 26 destinations), from as soon as next January, taking on the contract formerly held by Stobart Air, which collapsed in June.

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