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Direct flights from Scotland to IoM to be reinstated by Glasgow Airport

Iain at our Glasgow Airport car hire branch reports on a pledge of ministers to restore the direct air link before the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

IoM chief minister Allan Bell and First Minister Alex Salmond met in July 2013 and pledged to work together.

The First Minister said: “I’d like to congratulate Glasgow Airport on their efforts in securing this route.

“I’m pleased to say that the service will, in fact, be back up and running well before the summer as it was simply too important a connection to lose.

“Next year will see special events in Scotland and the Isle of Man. The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will see a team from the Isle of Man competing and the TT race on the island is always popular.

“These flights will serve as a symbol of the close historical and cultural links between Scotland and the Isle of Man, providing a boost to tourism and business on both sides of the water.”

Mr Bell said: “This is good news for the Isle of Man as a centre for business and tourism, and it can only reinforce the valued social and economic connections that exist between the Scots and the Manx. We look forward to welcoming more visitors from Scotland in 2014, and to flying the Three Legs flag at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next summer.”