Aer Lingus Regional commenced flights to Shannon from Glasgow Airport yesterday (July 1st), with the service having only been announced four weeks ago.
Services linking the west coasts of Scotland and Ireland are operating on a daily basis from Glasgow, with passengers travelling on the inaugural flight being treated to complimentary drinks and snacks before boarding their aircraft.
Amanda McMillan, Glasgow Airport’s managing director, said that Shannon is "a fantastic new destination" that provides passengers with direct connections to Limerick and Munster.
"It also further improves our coverage of the Irish market, with more than 40 flights per week now leaving Glasgow for Dublin, Cork and Shannon," he commented.
It is expected that the flights will prove popular with business and leisure passengers, a prediction based on the success of existing flights to Cork and Dublin from Scotland’s largest city.
Last month, a poll conducted by Which? Holiday named Aer Lingus the UK’s second-best short-haul airline after it scored a passenger satisfaction rate of 71 percent.