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Direct flights from Aberdeen to Portugal to restart next month

File photo dated 31/03/09 of a Ryanair Jet taking off from Stansted Airport. The no-frills airline is to add 25p to all bookings from next week to cover the cost of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) green tax scheme. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 12, 2012. Ryanair, which will bring in the levy from Tuesday January 17, described ETS as an 'eco-looney tax'. See PA story AIR Tax. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
File photo dated 31/03/09 of a Ryanair Jet taking off from Stansted Airport. The no-frills airline is to add 25p to all bookings from next week to cover the cost of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS) green tax scheme. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 12, 2012. Ryanair, which will bring in the levy from Tuesday January 17, described ETS as an 'eco-looney tax'. See PA story AIR Tax. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Summer holidays are back on for north-east residents, as flights from Aberdeen to Portugal are scheduled to restart next month.

Holiday-makers can book a trip from Aberdeen International Airport to Faro in Portugal.

The flights are available now, and take off from Tuesday, June 1.

They are being put on by Ryanair, who announced that they would include more than 20,000 extra seats across the country.

Aberdeen International Airport.

Portugal is one of 13 countries that have been added to the green list, with Scots allowed to fly to them without quarantining on the way there and back.

The rest are:

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Singapore
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Scots can take advantage of flying abroad from May 17.

Ryanair

Ryanair will be launching flights from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and Glasgow Prestwick towards the end of this month.

Ryanair’s 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.

“Scottish families can now book a well-earned summer holiday safe in the knowledge that if their plans change, they can move their travel dates up to two times with a zero-change fee up until the end of October 2021.

“To celebrate, we are releasing seats from just £19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which are available to book until midnight Thursday, 13th May. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.”

Covid rule changes

Most of mainland Scotland is moving into Level 2 of Covid restrictions on Monday, except for Moray.

This means travel is allowed abroad for non-work-related purposes.

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