MORE flights are being cleared for take-off at Glasgow Airport as travel restrictions are eased.

Although foreign holidays remain out of reach for now, airlines are increasing the number of domestic flights available from the Paisley-based terminal.

Starting from today, easyJet's route to London Stansted will become a daily service.

The same airline will resume flights to Birmingham from tomorrow, with an initial schedule of four flights per week and then increasing that to six flights from May 31.

Six flights per week will be operated on easyJet's Bristol route from Monday and this will increase to 10 flights per week from May 28.

The route to Luton will be increased to five flights per week from Monday and will move to a daily operation from May 22.

Nine flights per week will be available on the Belfast route from May 7 and the Jersey route will return on May 22 with two flights per week, rising to three from June 15 and then six from July 2.

Loganair is also restarting routes to the Scottish islands and England, with the Barra service now operating twice daily.

It will resume its Southampton route on Monday with three flights per week, while flights to Campbeltown, Islay, Stornoway and Tiree will increase to twice daily.

Flights to Sumburgh, in Shetland, will return on May 24, with five flights per week via Kirkwall, in Orkney, and direct flights available from June 14.

The five flights per week to Kirkwall will increase to a daily service from June 10.

Passengers on the Exeter service, which currently runs twice a week, will be able to enjoy a daily schedule from June 18.

Ronald Leitch, operations director at Glasgow Airport, said: “With restrictions now beginning to ease, we are working hard to support our airline partners’ plans to increase frequencies on existing routes and to resume a number of their domestic services.

“The airport has remained open throughout the pandemic to ensure a number of lifeline services, including flights from the Scottish islands, and vital hub connectivity used by key workers could continue, so we have been preparing in order to scale up operations when it was possible for some domestic services to restart.

“We invested significantly in the early stages of the pandemic to introduce enhanced cleaning regimes and have put a number of protective measures in place to ensure our terminal continues be a safe environment for our passengers, many of whom we appreciate may well be travelling for the first time for over a year.

"Now that the safe return of domestic travel has resumed, we are looking forward to welcoming our valued customers back to Glasgow Airport once again.”