• Four services per week to operate to Canada’s most visited city –

Glasgow Airport welcomed a new service to Toronto – Canada’s most visited city.

The route, operated by airline partner WestJet, touched down on Saturday morning and will operate four times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, connecting Scottish leisure and business travellers to the capital city of the Ontario province.

Flight times are as follows:

Toronto to Glasgow

Departs 2140 local time – arrives 0910 in Glasgow

Glasgow to Toronto  

Departs Glasgow 1030 – arrives 1235 local time

Glasgow’s Operations Director Ronald Leitch said: “Toronto has always been a popular destination for our passengers, so we were thrilled to welcome WestJet’s new service to Glasgow Airport.

“Our recovery, and that of the wider aviation industry, is continuing at pace and we are keen to continue to re-connect with our North American cousins after what has been a long absence.

“As a gateway to Scotland, we are also keen to welcome once again the tens of thousands of Canadians who travel through Glasgow Airport each year to explore all our country has to offer.”

The Toronto route will not only deliver fantastic access to one of North America’s most visited destinations, but it will also provide further onward connectivity across Canada thanks to WestJet’s extensive network from the city’s Toronto Pearson Airport.

Earlier this month WestJet resumed its Halifax route at Glasgow Airport with three services operating per week.

Both routes will operate using WestJet’s latest generation Boeing 737 fleet, which delivers an enhanced guest experience, improved fuel efficiency and is 40% quieter than the previous aircraft.

Glasgow Airport is owned by AGS Airports Limited. AGS Airports is a partnership between Ferrovial and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) established in 2014 to invest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports. 

Prior to the pandemic, Glasgow Airport was Scotland’s principal long-haul airport with 30 airlines serving more than 120 destinations worldwide, including Canada, the US, the Caribbean, Europe and the Gulf.

In addition to being Scotland’s largest charter hub, Glasgow Airport served more Scottish destinations than any other airport and is a key component of Scotland’s transport infrastructure. Pre-COVID-19, the airport supported over 30,000 jobs across Scotland and made the largest contribution of any airport to Scotland’s economy, generating £1.44 billion (GVA) annually.