A MAJOR holiday provider is set to increase the number of aircraft based at Glasgow Airport for summer 2024.

TUI has announced plans to increase the number of planes they have based at the airport from four to six.

The decision to base two extra planes in Glasgow means the holiday provider will be able to deliver more choice and greater flexibility for passengers across 23 destinations in 11 countries.

An additional 180,000 seats will be added on TUI’s most popular routes including Rhodes, Zakynthos, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Mallorca, Dalaman, and Antalya.

And with Glasgow being TUI’s largest base in Scotland, the introduction of the additional aircraft in 2024 will also deliver the firm's biggest-ever summer programme at the airport.

The travel company has also added two additional routes to Sal, Cape Verde, and the Greek island of Kefalonia, while the winter services from this year to Sharm El Sheikh will continue in summer 2024.

Andrew Flintham, TUI managing director, said: “Our customers want more flexibility and to be able to choose a departure airport that is close to home – and that is exactly what the new TUI 2024 summer programme has been designed to do.

“We want every one of our customers to be able to create a holiday as unique as they are – departure airport, destination and duration are all key components which come together to make the perfect TUI holiday.

“The 2024 programme will see extra flights departing from across the UK. Glasgow Airport will see a significant increase in flight seats offering more holidays to those living in the region.”

Chief commercial officer at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “TUI’s announcement is a hugely significant one for Glasgow as the airport continues to rebuild the connectivity our passengers deserve.

“We have seen a sharp increase in demand for both city and beach leisure breaks and anticipate welcoming an additional one million passengers through Glasgow this summer alone.

“TUI’s decision to base two additional aircraft next year will ensure Glasgow Airport continues to cement its reputation as Scotland’s go-to airport for overseas summer holidays.”