SCOTLAND’S only direct air link from Glasgow to the Isle of Man has been restored thanks to Eastern Airways launching its new service.

The UK regional airline announced back in March that it would be securing the future of Scotland’s Isle of Man link from Glasgow following the liquidation of Citywing.

The carrier has also re-established the island’s routes to Northern Ireland (Belfast City) and North East England (Newcastle).

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Paul White, Glasgow Airport’s business development manager, said: “The Isle of Man has always been a popular destination and we are delighted that Eastern Airways acted so swiftly to reinstate such an important business and tourism link.

“Bookings are already proving strong, which isn’t surprising.”