Ryanair has added extra flights to Lisbon and Faro from Scotland after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed yesterday that Scots will be allowed to travel to Portugal from 17 May.
The budget airline is putting on sale an extra 20,000 seats in total, with flights starting on 24 May.
There will be three Ryanair flights a week from Aberdeen and Prestwick to Faro in the Algarve, seven flights a week from Edinburgh to Faro plus three flights a week to both Lisbon and Porto from Edinburgh.
Ryanair Director of Marketing Dara Brady said: “We are very pleased to announce these 20,000 extra seats to Portugal on the back of Scotland’s green list.
“With quarantine-free travel now permitted to the likes of the Algarve, Lisbon and Porto, these additional flights have been added to our Scotland schedule in order to meet the demand from our customers.”
Ms Sturgeon announced yesterday that Scotland will fall into step with the UK Government and introduce a travel light system for foreign travel, with the same 12 countries placed on its green list.