Barrhead Travel launches Glasgow to Reus flight

Sharon Munro

Barrhead Travel is to introduce a new charter flight service from Glasgow to Reus in Spain from May 2017, following an 18 per cent year-on-year uplift in bookings to the country.

Reus is a popular route to the Costa Dorada and a gateway to Salou and Barcelona, and the new service is part of Barrhead Travel’s 2017 charter programme which aims to provide customers with increased holiday choice and flexibility. Flights will be operated by British Airways using a 98-seat aircraft, departing from Glasgow Airport every Sunday between May and October.

Barrhead Travel, one of the UK’s largest independent travel groups, has carried more than 22,000 passengers to the Mediterranean in the last year, and its latest announcement complements its flexible charter programme with British Airways which already includes services to Palma, Malaga, Barcelona and Venice.

Sharon Munro, chief executive of Barrhead Travel, said: “We’ve witnessed a strong rise in demand for holidays to Costa Dorada over the past year, therefore we are delighted to add the route to our portfolio.

“Not only does it demonstrate our commitment to our customers, but it further develops our long established partnerships with Glasgow Airport and British Airways.

“Since launching in 2014, our chartered flight programme has been a huge success. We are committed to growing the service to ensure customers can easily access and enjoy popular holiday destinations, so it is really exciting to launch a direct route to Reus.

“Our bespoke chartered products are packaged with flexibility in mind and will appeal to couples, solo travellers and families. We are continually listening to customers and considering where we can add even more value, and with Spain being such a popular choice for holidaymakers, Reus will be the perfect arrival point whether visitors are considering a relaxing beach holiday, a cultural getaway or an adventure at PortAventura.”

Glasgow Airport’s commercial director Francois Bourienne said: “This is a really welcome announcement from Barrhead Travel to introduce a new weekly charter service to Reus, a hugely popular destination for our passengers.

“Barrhead Travel has steadily increased its flying programme since 2010 and this continued growth from one of the UK’s largest independent travel groups is great news indeed and also offers our passengers even more choice.”

The picturesque town of Reus is located in the Costa Dorada, near the popular resort of Salou – home to one of Europe’s largest theme parks, PortAventura. In April 2017 PortAventura officially opens Ferrari Land, which will host the tallest rollercoaster in Europe.