Glasgow Airport and United Airlines have celebrated 20 years of the New York/Newark route.

Since the first flight took to the skies to cross the Atlantic back in 1998, at that time under the banner of Continental Airlines, the route has carried more than 2.1 million passengers on over 14,000 flights between Glasgow and New York/Newark – gateway to the Big Apple and over 70 connections across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.

Operated by a 169-seat Boeing 757-200, the daily summer route will return on Tuesday 30 th April, to celebrate its 21 st birthday at Glasgow Airport. The route is returning five days earlier than in previous years, offering greater travel choice for 2019.

Commenting on 20 years of serving Glasgow, Bob Schumacher, United Airlines Managing Director U.K. and Ireland, said: “We are proud to serve Glasgow and the people of Scotland for all these years. Since 1998, our service has allowed our customers from the west of Scotland to take advantage of our extensive route network from our New York/Newark hub to destinations across the Americas.”