Winter capacity from Glasgow to Orlando is being raised by Virgin Atlantic.

The route will see an extra1,200 seats made available for 2019-20.

The airline will run five additional flights in November and December.

Virgin Atlantic’s winter extension compliments the existing summer programme, which operates from March 23 using Boeing 747s with up to four flights a week in the summer peak.

The additional flights will be operated using one of the airline’s recently refitted 266-seat Airbus A330-200 aircraft.  

Orlando was the busiest US route from Glasgow last year with more than 55,000 passengers.

The airline has carried over 400,000 passemgers on the route since fligts started in 2007. 

Glasgow airport head of long haul airline development Steven Marshall said: “Florida is a popular destination among Scottish holidaymakers and the decision to increase capacity on this route during the winter months by extending the service through to early January 2020 is a clear demonstration of Virgin Atlantic’s continued commitment to the Glasgow market. 

“These additional winter flights are sure to be popular with families looking to spend the 2019 festive break with Mickey Mouse and his friends, or those passengers keen to explore Miami and the picture postcard Florida Keys.” 

Virgin Atlantic commercial executive vice president Juha Jarvinen said: “We have loved flying our Scottish customers from Glasgow to Orlando over the last 12 years and I can’t think of a better way to cement our commitment to the region than to offer our biggest ever season.”