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easyJet to axe Glasgow Airport - Amsterdam route?


Newspaper reports today have suggested that easyJet will set to axe its daily flights from Glasgow to Amsterdam in favour of a new route next month. The once popular service to the Netherlands is expected to end late next month, when the airline launches its winter schedule, to be replaced by a new destination, perhaps Berlin.

easyJet has been in talks with airport, tourism and council bosses about expanding its Glasgow operations, with Berlin understood to be top of a wish list (see this earlier glasgow airport news story). But it would appear that the budget airline has decided to simply change the range of services it has on offer instead.

A newspaper report quoted 'a source' saying: 'There will be no big expansion this winter. The Amsterdam service will end. But easyJet is still committed to Glasgow and the aircraft will be staying in the city, serving another destination that has still to be decided.'

easyJet once flew from Glasgow to Amsterdam twice a day, and for years it was popular with tourists on weekend breaks and business people on a budget. However, two years ago the airline dropped one of the daily flights, which made easyJet less attractive to business travellers wanting to travel midweek..

The airline is said to have complained: 'The route isn't profitable. Demand is high at weekends, but we needed to operate seven days.' Dutch airline KLM still serves the route with several flights a day.

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