Flyglobespan announce Glasgow airport - Amsterdam flights
Scottish no frills airline flyglobespan is to launch a new daily service between Glasgow Airport and Amsterdam early next year. The news comes after low cost rival easyJet pulled its flights.
Flyglobespan today announced that it would step into the gap left by its no frills competitor, and pledged to offer flights to the Dutch city from as low as £25.99 including charges. The new Amsterdam route, which will start next February, comes after easyJet announced that it would ditch its Amsterdam flights later this month after offering the service for 5 years.
Flyglobespan currently operates daily flights between Glasgow and Palma, Malaga, Alicante, Faro, Tenerife, Barcelona, Prague and London Stansted. Its chairman, Tom Dalrymple, promised further expansion next year. He said: 'I am delighted we are able to offer another daily route from Glasgow. Amsterdam is one of Europe's most popular destinations and it makes sense for us to be flying there.'
'The Glasgow area has proved it can sustain daily flights to the other cities we fly to, including Prague and Barcelona, and I am confident this will work well for everyone. There is also a huge benefit to the local economy. As well as taking Scots abroad we bring an enormous number of foreign visitors and businessmen into Glasgow - those figures will now also grow.'
Flyglobespan was launched in April 2002 and is one of the UK's fastest growing airlines. It also operates scheduled flights from Edinburgh and Stansted. This year it expects to fly around 1.5 million passengers - a 50% increase from last year - and in 2006 the figure is expected to rise to more than 2 million.
Glasgow Airport's managing director Stephen Baxter said: 'This is yet more exciting news from flyglobespan, which is an increasingly important airline for Scotland and its airports.' Flights are already available on the airline's website. For more information visit www.flyglobespan.com.
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