IN 2016, the opportunity to get away for short breaks has never been greater. Not only are flights cheaper and more frequent, they also offer a greater variety of destinations.
New additions to Scotland’s flight schedules offer jet setters endless options for their next adventure.
Departures from Glasgow and Edinburgh airport can take you everywhere from South Korea, New York and Paris.
Glasgow to Salzburg
British Airways added a new flight to the Salzburg, Austria just in time for the winter ski season. As the birthplace of Mozart and the home of the von Trapp family, Salzburg is a tourist hotspot and is now reachable from £128 from Glasgow.
Glasgow to Vilnius
Wizz Air added a direct route to the Lithuanian capital on a year-round basis. Vilnius is the second biggest city in the Baltic states and is home to one of the largest surviving medieval quarters in Europe.
Glasgow to Las Vegas
Virgin Atlantic launched new flights to Las Vegas in September last year. The routes takes more than 400 holidaymakers to the Nevada city each week.
Glasgow to Prague
A direct flight to the Czech capital was launched in May 2015 after moving from Edinburgh where it struggled to attract enough passengers. Prague has long been a top city break destination with its hotspots including medieval castles and Gothic cathedrals.
Glasgow to Milan
EasyJet began a new route from Glasgow to Milan last year to transport an estimated 26,000 passengers a year. Flights to the Italian city can be bought for around £46.
What to look forward to in 2016:
Korean Air and tour operator Hanjin Travel will be offering a summer charter service from Seoul, South Korea to Glasgow. It will operate three services in August with a view to introducing further flights next year.
Edinburgh to Funchal
A new EasyJet route to Funchal, Madeira in Portugal launched in February last year and has been flying twice per week since. The location makes for a perfect island getaway.
Edinburgh to Copenhagen
Edinburgh Airport and Scandinavian Airlines launched a brand new flight to Copenhagen last year, along with a year long service to Stockholm n a bid to strengthen the link between the city and Scandinavian capitals.
What to look forward to…
Edinburgh Airport will be transporting flyers across the globe with a number of flights launching in the coming weeks and months. Ryanair flights to Bologna, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Gran Canaria and Poznan have all been extended to fly year round, instead of purely during the summer.
Passengers will also be able to transfer to American destinations Los Angeles, Montreal and San Francisco from a Keflavik, Iceland.
Paris Orly from Edinburgh
Jetting off to the French capital has become easier than ever with the addition of a direct flight from Edinburgh. The route will run four times a week.
Dusseldorf from Edinburgh
A new direct flight between Edinburgh and Dusseldorf Airport will be launched this month. The flight will run three times a week connecting travellers with the German city.
Rome (FCO) from Edinburgh
From this month, Vueling will be connecting Edinburgh with Rome. As an already popular tourist destination, the new flights is set to attract even more Scots to the ancient Italian city. The service starts on 29th March and will run three flights per week.
Amsterdam from Dundee
Flights from Dundee to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam will be operating six times a week all year-round, starting in May 2016.
Barcelona, Faro and Malta from Prestwick
Ryanair recently announced a much welcome boost to Prestwick Airport with routes to Barcelona, Faro and Malta operating year-round from this autumn. And extra flight to Tenerife, Spain is also to be added.