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September 5th, 2009

New budget route: Aberdeen – Dubrovnik

FlyGlobespan will begin a new route from their Aberdeen base to Dubrovnik next summer. From 05 May 2010 they will operate weekly flights on this route.

June 22nd, 2009

FlyGlobespan announce winter flights from Edinburgh to Geneva

FlyGlobespan will fly twice per week between Edinburgh and Geneva this winter. They will begin their flights (which operate on Saturday and Sunday) from 26 December 2009.

April 15th, 2009

Flygobespan flights from Glasgow to Sharm El Sheikh this winter

FlyGlobespan have put winter flights on sale from their Glasgow (International) base to Sharm El Sheikh. They will begin operating a weekly flight on this route from 07 November 2009.

September 13th, 2008

New routes for FlyGlobespan

FlyGlobespan have put five new routes on sale, including flights to Turkey, Egypt and the Canary Islands. They have added flights to Dalaman, Turkey (starting in May 2009) from Edinburgh, Glasgow (International) and Aberdeen. From Aberdeen they will also launch flights to Sharm El Sheikh and Las Palmas in December 2008.

August 8th, 2008

FlyGlobespan to operate Aberdeen – Ibiza flights

FlyGlobespan will begin flying from their Aberdeen base to Ibiza next summer. They are due to operate weekly flights from 27 June 2008.

May 8th, 2008

FlyGlobespan resume Geneva flights

FlyGlobespan will resume flights from their Edinburgh base to Geneva next winter. Twice weekly flights will begin again from 20 December 2008.

May 5th, 2008

FlyGlobespan winter flights to Hurghada

FlyGlobespan will fly from Glasgow (International) to Hurghada this winter. They will launch weekly flights from 05 November 2008.

October 10th, 2007

FlyGlobespan to add Durham to Cyprus route

FlyGlobespan will begin flying from their Durham Tees Valley base to Paphos in Cyprus next year. They will begin flying weekly on this route from 02 April 2008.

October 8th, 2007

Dubrovnik a new destination for FlyGlobespan

FlyGlobespan are to begin flying to Dubrovnik next summer from their Edinburgh base. They will begin weekly flights from 24 May 2008.

October 1st, 2007

FlyGlobespan to fly to Corfu

From May 2008 FlyGlobespan will begin flying to Corfu. They will add weekly flights from their Edinburgh and Glasgow (International) bases, starting on 24 May.

September 16th, 2007

New FlyGlobespan routes from Edinburgh

FlyGlobespan will begin two new flights from their Edinburgh base for 2008. On 29 December 2007, they will begin flying to Grenoble and from 01 April 2008 they will fly to Paphos.

May 30th, 2007

FlyGlobespan to connect Edinburgh and Madeira

FlyGlobespan will launch flights from their Edinburgh base to Funchal this winter. They will fly weekly on this route from 05 November 2007.

May 7th, 2007

New FlyGlobespan winter destinations from Aberdeen

FlyGlobespan will add four new routes from their Aberdeen base this coming winter. From the beginning of November 2007, they will begin flying from Aberdeen to Prague, Funchal and Malaga. From 23 December, they will also begin flying to Geneva.

April 26th, 2007

Durham to Lanzarote with FlyGlobespan

FlyGlobespan will begin flying from their Durham Tees Valley base to Arrecife this winter. They will begin flying weekly from 04 November 2007.

January 20th, 2007

FlyGlobespan to fly to Cyprus

FlyGlobespan will add another flight from London (Stansted) when they begin flying to Larnaca (Cyprus) for the summer season. They will begin flying twice per week from 01 April, increasing to six times per week later in the season.

November 8th, 2006

FlyGlobespan expansion at Durham Tees Valley

FlyGlobespan will expand their operation at Durham Tees Valley with five new routes next year. From 28 May 2007 they will launch flights to Ibiza, initially with a weekly frequency, increasing to twice weekly during the peak summer season. From the end of June, they will launch flights to Mahon, Jersey, Nice and Pula.

October 5th, 2006

Summer expansion for FlyGlobespan at Aberdeen and Durham

FlyGlobespan has announced the launch of four new routes from Durham Tees Valley and six from Aberdeen for the summer 2007 season. They will begin flying from Durham Tees Valley to Malaga, Palma, Alicante and Faro. From Aberdeen they will fly to Paphos (Cyprus), Alicante, Palma, Faro, Murcia and Barcelona.

August 27th, 2006

Edinburgh to Lanzarote with FlyGlobespan

From 02 November 2006, FlyGlobespan will fly weekly between Edinburgh and Arrecife. The remainder of their winter timetable is also gradually going on sale.

July 7th, 2006

Winter flights between Edinburgh and Prague with FlyGlobespan

FlyGlobespan will fly between Edinburgh and Prague from 02 November 2006. They will fly 3 times per week until 23 December.

June 29th, 2006

Tenerife connections from Aberdeen and Durham with FlyGlobespan

FlyGlobespan will begin weekly scheduled flights from Aberdeen and Durham Tees Valley to Tenerife from mid-November 2006.

These are the first routes for FlyGlobespan from Aberdeen or Durham Tees Valley.

June 20th, 2006

Stansted to Chambery connection with FlyGlobespan

Following their announcement last week that they will launch a route from Edinburgh to Chambery, Scottish low-cost airline FlyGlobespan will also launch a route from London (Stansted) to Chambery. They will fly daily from 23 December 2006.

June 15th, 2006

Chambery new destination for FlyGlobespan

From 23 December 2006, FlyGlobespan – the low-cost airline based in Scotland – will begin flying from Edinburgh to Chambery in France. They will fly 5 times per week until mid-April.

May 24th, 2006

FlyGlobespan winter 2006 flights

FlyGlobespan continue to put their winter 2006/2007 schedule on sale. New routes include Liverpool to Prague and Glasgow (International) to Fuerteventura.

They have also expressed their intention to operate from Aberdeen next summer.

May 10th, 2006

FlyGlobespan winter route to Tenerife from Edinburgh

FlyGlobespan have put more of their winter 06/07 timetable on sale, including a route from Edinburgh to Tenerife. Flights are available from November 2006.

May 8th, 2006

FlyGlobespan from Liverpool to Tenerife

While fellow Scottish low-cost airline Air Scotland have recently established a large presence at Manchester, FlyGlobespan have announced that they will fly from Liverpool to Tenerife this winter.

FlyGlobespan will fly daily, from 03 November, between Liverpool and Tenerife. They have also started selling tickets for a number of their existing routes for the winter 06/07 season.

January 15th, 2006

FlyGlobespan expands for summer

FlyGlobespan will launch new routes to Pula and Menorca from their bases at Glasgow (International) and Edinburgh. Both routes will begin at the end of May 2006 and are currently scheduled to operate until the end of October.

This will make FlyGlobespan the first low-cost airline to fly to Pula.

December 27th, 2005

FlyGlobespan launches Greek destinations for summer

From the end of May 2006, FlyGlobespan will begin flying weekly to Athens and Heraklion from Glasgow (International). They will operate these flights for the summer season.

November 10th, 2005

FlyGlobespan expands for summer 2006

FlyGlobespan have announced an additional 3 new routes for summer 2006. These include Edinburgh to Rome (Fiumicino) and Bournemouth, and from Glasgow to Ibiza. Flights to Bournemouth will operate daily, while the other routes will operate once per week.

November 3rd, 2005

Air Berlin to fly UK domestic routes

Air Berlin have announced that from 16 December 2005 they will become the first German airline to offer domestic flights within the UK. They are due to make London (Stansted) a hub airport, adding routes to Manchester and Glasgow.

They will fly up to twice daily on these new routes. Stansted to Glasgow is a highly competitive route, with existing competition from easyJet and FlyGlobespan. FlyGlobespan have even introduced free breakfasts on their morning flights on this route, and their route between Edinburgh and Stansted, in an attempt to lure passengers away from their rivals.

Air Berlin will also become the first airline to use Stansted as a transfer hub. It will be possible to connect from Glasgow or Manchester to the destinations Air Berlin already serves from Stansted, and Air Berlin will ensure the safe transfer of your luggage from one flight to the next. This is exactly the sort of frill that was traditionally removed from the low-cost airline model.

The new flights are already available to book at

October 28th, 2005

FlyGlobespan adds Spanish routes from Edinburgh

FlyGlobespan will fly from their base at Edinburgh to Murcia and Ibiza for the 2006 summer season.

This information comes following the announcement earlier in the week that Jet2 will begin flying from Edinburgh to Murcia. The Jet2 offering looks far more favourable, as they will operate up to 5 times per week during the peak summer season, compared to the once-per-week service offered by FlyGlobespan.

The FlyGlobespan flight to Ibiza will operate twice per week. Both routes commence on 01 April 2006.

October 18th, 2005

FlyGlobespan to Amsterdam

Not content with competing with easyJet on routes between London (Stansted) and Glasgow, Edinburgh and Geneva, FlyGlobespan will launch a new route from Glasgow to Amsterdam.

FlyGlobespan will launch a daily service to Amsterdam from 10 February 2006. This will replace a long standing easyJet service on this route, which will cease operation at the end of this month.

September 2nd, 2005

Smaller low-cost airlines rescue routes?

Both easyJet and Ryanair have been flexing their muscles in the last few days and making use of their power as the largest low-cost airlines in Europe. easyJet will cease operating a route between Glasgow and Amsterdam at the end of October, despite the assertion by Glasgow Airport that this route (also operated by KLM) is the busiest international route at the airport.

Ryanair have also announced plans to reduce the number of flights operated between London (Stansted) and Newquay by 12 flights per week from October due to the introduction of additional airport charges at Newquay.

It has now become common practice amongst the larger low-cost airlines to stamp feet and make a noise when the airports they fly to decide to raise charges. In many cases, even small increases in charges can prompt a budget airline to stop flying to the airport altogether.

Interestingly, with these 2 recent announcements, 2 smaller low-cost airlines appear to be coming to the rescue. flybe announced that they were looking at starting an operation to London from Newquay, and Newquay airport said they were offering Ryanair‘s old landing slots to other airlines. Similarly, FlyGlobespan have indicated that they may begin operations from Glasgow to Amsterdam.

August 2nd, 2005

flyglobespan expands at Stansted

flyglobespan, the low-cost carrier based on Scotland, began competing on the Glasgow and Edinburgh to London (Stansted) routes earlier in the year.

They have announced for the winter 2005 season that they will fly 2 new routes from Stansted. They will begin flying daily to Tenerife (Sur) from 01 November 2005, and to Geneva from 22 December.

April 15th, 2005

flyglobespan begin flights to London

flyglobespan will begin flying 2 new routes from their bases at Glasgow (International) and Edinburgh to London (Stansted).

From 01 June 2005 they will fly twice-daily from both bases. Both of these new routes will be indirect competition with easyJet, who fly the exact same routes.

April 9th, 2005

flyglobespan winter sales begin

flyglobespan have put their winter 2005/06 seats on sale already for 3 routes, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. It is now possible to book tickets on flights from Glasgow (International) to Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife, until the end of February 2006.

flyglobespan also have tickets available on their new summer route from Edinburgh to Prague, beginning in May.

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