August 14, 2008

City Gets New Flights to Hotspot in Egypt

SCOTS budget airline flyglobespan is launching flights between Glasgow and the Egyptian resort of Hurghada.

Tickets are now on sale for flights, which start in early November, with fares costing from pounds-120 one-way.

The airline operates weekly flights between Glasgow and the popular resort of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt.

Flyglobespan chairman Tom Dalrymple said: "We are delighted to be launching another direct flight from Scotland to Egypt.

"The success of the Sharm el Sheikh - which began as a winter destination only, but proved so popular it soon became one of our year-round destinations - was definitely a contributing factor in this decision.

"I'm confident that Hurghada, with its sandy beaches, great climate and world-class hotels, will be a great success, attracting a mix of families, couples and dive enthusiasts."

Gordon Dewar, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "Egypt is proving increasingly popular with Scottish holidaymakers.

"Its culture, history and landscape make it a quite unique holiday experience, and visitor numbers have been growing consistently."

Rick Green, flyglobespan chief executive, said:

"Our summer programme is well ahead of budgets and I have every confidence that our winter programme will prove to be just as successful."

Originally published by Newsquest Media Group.

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