Flyglobespan to launch budget flights from Glasgow airport to Athens and Crete
Scotish budget airline flyglobespan announced its first flights to Greece today. The fast-growing airline is to fly from Glasgow airport to Athens and Crete.
Flyglobespan will fly weekly to the Greek capital and Heraklion starting in May - with fares starting at just £69 one way. The latest expansion means the airline will serve 18 destinations from Glasgow. It will also pit the airline into battle with its smaller rival Air Scotland - which has long served Athens.
Flyglobespan boss Tom Dalrymple said: 'These are our first Greek destinations. We are very pleased to launch the flyglobespan model in that market and we look forward to further expansion there.'
Around a quarter of a million people fly to Greek resorts from Glasgow Airport alone. Flyglobespan will be aiming to take a share of that market - and will be offering to arrange hotels for passengers as well as flights.
Air Scotland flights to Athens are currently unavailable - although the destination is still advertised on the airline's website. A spokeswoman said Air Scotland, which recently changed ownership, had still to load its full summer schedule on to its internet site.
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