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Airline slashes summer fares

28 December 2007

budget airline Flyglobespan has reviewed its prices across all routes for next summer.

The airline, which has headquarters in Colinton, said it could now offer passengers its “biggest ever sale” of cheap seats.

Flyglobespan chief executive Rick Green said: “As soon as the Christmas presents are unwrapped, people’s thoughts turn towards their holidays.


Bristol linked to Toronto

19 November 2007

Flyglobespan has announced that it will begin weekly flights from Bristol airport to Toronto from May next year.

The connection will open on May 26th, with services leaving Bristol every Monday to land at Toronto’s Hamilton airport.


Airline has a licence suspended

19 October 2007

The regional airline Flyglobespan has had one of its flying licences suspended as a result of serious concerns about its operations.

Several of the Edinburgh-based firm’s services to North America have been affected.

The firm has had its ‘ETOPS’ licence, which lets it fly over large expanses of water with two engines, suspended.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it is the first time in 15 years a UK operator has lost ETOPS approval.

source: BBC

Flyglobespan eyes Dublin

16 October 2007

Low-fares airline Flyglobespan has become Dublin Airport’s newest customer after announcing plans to start flights to Calgary and Vancouver from May.

The new long-haul flights are an unexpected boost for the airport, which has suspended its long-haul route incentive scheme indefinitely.

The suspension of that scheme makes Dublin less attractive to most international airlines, but the launch of the Flyglobespan flights was unaffected because their flights only run twice-weekly and flights must run at least three times a week to be included in Dubin’s now defunct scheme.


Flyglobespan apologises to passengers

13 July 2007

The Flyglobespan airline has admitted letting its customers down, following the recent severe delay in bringing passengers back from New York to Ireland West Airport Knock.

In a detailed statement, the airline has apologised to all those caught up in the delay of six days in having its flight leave from New York, and say they have every right to criticise the airline.

They say it’s clear the performance of their ground handlers fell well below the standards expected by its passengers, and many of the instructions issued by the company to alleviate the situation seem to have been ignored.

source: Ocean fm

New Air Service on Flyglobespan Launching May 27 and 29 to Connect New York and Boston Airports to Western Ireland

26 May 2007

Low-cost carrier Flyglobespan will launch the first-ever nonstop scheduled air service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport to Ireland West Airport Knock on May 27 and May 29, respectively. These landmark transatlantic flights mark the first time guests from these U.S. destinations will be able travel direct on scheduled flights to this award-winning airport, significantly easing the ability to experience the historic and picturesque Western region of Ireland.


Flyglobespan takes flight

2 May 2007

More options for travellers out of Hamilton International Airport.

Low-cost European style carrier Flyglobespan has launched its service between Hamilton and 13 destinations in the United Kingdom.

Federal Transportation Minister Lawrence Cannon was among those on hand for the launch, calling it the first example of the federal government’s “blue sky” policy at work. The open-skies agreement has eliminated certain restrictions on International travel.

source: AM 900

Globespan prepares take-off with new planes and routes

27 March 2007

Globespan, the group behind low-cost airline Flyglobespan, is looking to expand its business in of Edinburgh next year when four more aircraft begin operating in and out of the Capital.

Tom Dalrymple, the founder and chairman of the Colinton-headquartered group, outlined plans as the company revealed its latest results.

While not revealing any specific timetable or targeted routes, Mr Dalrymple said he was aiming to run four Boeing 737-700s from Edinburgh by 2008.

source: Scotsman

Low-cost airline cancels flights before they start

16 March 2007

A new summer flight to the Costa Blanca by low-cost airline flyglobespan has been cancelled before its first take-off.

The airline announced in October it would be starting flights to Murcia from Aberdeen on Sundays and Wednesdays from April 29.

But it removed the Wednesday flights from its website without warning on Wednesday and confirmed to callers they would not be going ahead “for technical reasons“.

Last night, flyglobespan confirmed it was a lack of passengers which had prompted the decision which has left some travellers furious.

source: The Herald

European carriers launch new nonstop air services to Boston

15 February 2007

Three new nonstop flights from European airports to Boston are starting from this March with Air Lingus opening Dublin-Boston route from March 25, Iberia flying from Madrid to Boston from May 6 and flyglobespan operating the Glasgow-Boston from May 25, 2007.

source: Traveldailynews