Daily flight will directly compete with Dutch airline KLM
BUDGET airline Easyjet is to reintroduce a daily flight between Glasgow and Amsterdam later this year.
The airline, which dropped the flight from its schedule in 2005, said it hoped to carry around 85,000 passengers a year after the official launch of the service on October 31.
It will focus on the city break and business travel markets as well as targeting Dutch travellers looking to take short breaks to Scotland.
Easyjet will be directly competing with Dutch operator KLM which currently operates five daily flights between Glasgow and Amsterdam.
The new service takes the number of routes operating from Glasgow to 15.
Hugh Aitken, EasyJets commercial manager for Scotland, said: "We have listened to customer feedback and there was a demand for Amsterdam as both a business and leisure destination.
"Amsterdam will be our 15th EasyJet route from Glasgow and further demonstrates our commitment to the city and the region, by offering passengers a greater choice of destinations at affordable prices."
This latest announcement from Easyjet comes on the back of significant expansion in Scotland by rivals Jet2 and Ryanair.
Scotland's three biggest airports, at Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen - all operated by BAA - recently reported 5.8 per cent upturn in passenger figures which follows three years of decline.
Passenger numbers rose 2.4 per cent in March to 485,000, with Edinburgh up 7.2 per cent to 720,000 and Aberdeen by 8.6 per cent to 250,000 passengers, BAA said.