Virgin Atlantic has announced additional capacity on its popular Glasgow to Orlando service for summer 2017.

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Almost 5,000 extra seats will be made available as a result of the airline’s decision to introduce four flights per week to Orlando during June and July 2017. This is in addition to Virgin Atlantic’s twice weekly service which runs between May and October 2017.

All services will be operated by one of the airline’s fleet of Boeing 747 aircraft which features Virgin Atlantic’s award winning Upper Class in addition to the Premium Economy and Economy products.

Steven Marshall, Glasgow Airport’s Head of Airline Marketing & Development, said: “Since launching in 2007, Virgin Atlantic’s direct flights to Orlando, Florida have been a huge success and we are very proud to have a strong brand such as Virgin Atlantic here at Glasgow Airport.

“Florida has always been a popular destination among Scottish holidaymakers and the decision to increase capacity on this route is a clear demonstration of Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to the Glasgow market. It is also a direct response to the marked increase in demand for Virgin’s flights and we’re looking forward to welcoming the jumbo 747 four times per week during the peak summer months.”

Earlier this year, Virgin Atlantic announced it will introduce a winter service to Orlando which will take off on 16 November and run until 17 March 2017. In June, Virgin Atlantic’s joint venture partner Delta Air Lines announced it will launch nonstop flights between Glasgow and New York-JFK in May 2017.