A new flight has been launched from Glasgow to a popular destination.

EasyJet celebrated its first service to Belfast City Airport today, with weekly departures on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, planned throughout the winter season.

Fares are available from £22.99.

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Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK country manager, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the first flights taking off today on our new service from Glasgow to Belfast City, further strengthening our network from Scotland and providing our customers,  whether they’re travelling for leisure or business with more convenient connections across the UK, which we know are already proving popular with those looking to explore and enjoy all the UK has to offer this winter.

"We are proud to be the largest airline in Glasgow and in Scotland and are committed to offering our customers more choice, great value fares and fantastic service when they fly with us.”

Ronald Leitch, operations director at Glasgow Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome the crew and passengers of easyJet’s inaugural Belfast City Airport service.

“Links between the West of Scotland and the Northern Irish capital have always been extremely popular with our business and leisure passengers, so it’s fantastic that they can now enjoy even greater choice and flexibility via this new service.”