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SCOTS will be able to escape the snow and freezing temperatures easier this winter and head to fabulous sunshine destinations, thanks to new flights.

Low-cost airline easyJet has announced five new winter routes from both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, including to the Canaries and Morocco.

Playa Bastian beach in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote will be within easier reach this winter thanks to the new easyJet flightCredit: Alamy
Agadir beach in Morocco, will prove a popular year-round escapeCredit: Alamy
Prague is one of Europe’s most popular city-break destinationsCredit: Getty

Seats are now on sale now to the Moroccan holiday resorts of Agadir from Edinburgh and Marrakech from Glasgow.

There will also be winter flights to the ever-popular Canary destinations of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote from Glasgow.

easyJet, Scotland’s largest airline, will also run a year-round service to Prague for city break lovers.

The announcement means there will be thousands more package holidays available across both Europe and North Africa from Scotland.

Low cost airline easyJet is taking off from Glasgow and Ednburgh on five new routes.Credit: Getty

The winter flights to Lanzarote from Glasgow will operate twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays from October 27, with fares from £32.99pp.

Glasgow to Fuerteventura flights will operate twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays from October 30, with fares starting from £33.99pp and Glasgow to Marrakech will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays from November 11, with fares from £37.99pp.

The new year-round city route from Glasgow to Prague will launch on November 7 and operate twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays with fares from £32.99pp.

And the new Edinburgh to Agadir service on Wednesdays and Saturdays, will also be year-round, starting from November 6 with fares from £38.99pp.

Package holidays will also be available on new routes at easyJet holidays, with a week half board at the 4* Beatriz Costa & Spa Hotel in Lanzarote from £480pp leaving Glasgow on November 24.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be releasing an incredible range of new routes today for this winter, our largest release. Our flights and holidays are available for even.

“Brand new destinations including Agadir, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Marrakech, and Prague from Scotland, further strengthen our unrivalled short-haul network and providing customers with even more choice and great value.”

Kate Sherry, Chief Commercial Officer (Aero) at Edinburgh Airport, said: “We’re pleased to see easyJet adding another fantastic route to the airport.

I’m a mum and I flew to Lanzarote for the day which cost just £23 – I had the best time

“These winter services will allow travellers to escape the colder months, soaking up the sun-believable Moroccan heat. We’re sure this new route will be welcomed by passengers seeking a winter getaway.”

Glasgow airport will welcome four of the five new routesCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

Christopher Tibbett, Aero Director at AGS Airports, which owns Glasgow Airport, said: “The introduction of these new services from easyJet to some of our most popular sun and city destinations is fantastic.

“Delivering even greater choice and convenience across these four routes will also be welcome news for our passengers.

“This announcement coupled with the recent introduction of a sixth based aircraft this year demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to growing its considerable destination offering at Glasgow. It has been a great year for both airline and airport and long may that continue.”

To discover more about easyJet’s Scottish network and to book, see easyJet.com.

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