EASYJET has launched a new route from Glasgow Airport.

The new year-round route to Southampton will begin for the first time this winter with departures twice a week.

From November 2, travellers will be able to fly to the city on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Ali Gayward, country manager for EasyJet said: “We’re delighted to announce this new route today from Glasgow to Southampton, which will provide customers in Scotland with even greater connectivity across the UK, enabling people to explore more of the fantastic destinations the UK has to offer, reconnect with loved ones and do business.

“We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and remain committed to strengthening our unrivalled short-haul network and providing more choice for our customers across the UK, all with great value fares and the warm welcome that our crew are famous for.”

Chief commercial officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, Matt Hazelwood commented: “easyJet’s plans to operate services between Glasgow and our sister airport in Southampton this winter is great news and this additional service on this popular route will help deliver greater choice and flexibility for both our business and leisure travellers.”