Update: On December 17, 2009, Flyglobespan filed for bankruptcy and stopped all flights.
Flyglobespan is one of the largest and most popular airlines in the UK. The discount airline offers budget flights to Egypt, nearly two dozen destinations in Europe, as well as Orlando Sandford in the US, and Hamilton, Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax in Canada.
Halifax to Glasgow flights
Flyglobespan began non-stop flights to Glasgow, Scotland from Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 27, 2009. The new Flyglobespan flights to Glasgow depart every Saturday from Halifax International Airport (YHZ) until the end of September 2009.
More than 250,000 Nova Scotia residents have Scottish heritage. The new Flyglobespan flights to Scotland offer an inexpensive way for them to attend Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebrations.
Flyglobespan Halifax to Glasgow airfares begin at $89 plus tax. (All prices listed are in Canadian dollars.) This introductory one-way economy price is subject to change and availability.
Cheap flights from Canada
Besides Halifax, Flyglobespan offers flights to England, Scotland and Ireland from three other gateways in Canada — Hamilton, Calgary and Vancouver.
From Hamilton, Flyglobespan flights go to London Gatwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Dublin. One-way economy fares begin at $79 plus tax.
Beginning in June, Flyglobespan flies once weekly from Calgary to London Gatwick, Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow. Prices for one-way economy flights begin at $99 plus tax.
From Vancouver, Flyglobespan flies weekly to London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. The cost of one-way economy tickets starts at $99 plus tax.
Low air fares
Flyglobespan offers low price airline tickets in premium economy and business class.
Premium economy service includes a generous seat pitch, free seat selection for standard seats, 25-kg luggage allowance, full meal service, with a choice of in-flight meals pre-booked online, free soft drinks and free in-flight entertainment.
Discount business class airfare includes 38-inch seat pitches, free advanced seat selection, 40-kg luggage allowance, priority check-in, priority boarding, free drinks, gourmet meal service with fine wines, choice of in-flight meals that can be pre-booked online, free in-flight entertainment and a soft pillow and blanket.
Since November 2006, Canada's Blue Sky policy allows airlines, like Flyglobespan, to establish new services, and also permits Canadian airlines to expand internationally. Airports, like the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, have more freedom to market themselves around the world.
Hamilton International Airport (YHM), in Ontario, is the Canadian base for Flyglobespan. Small, convenient regional airports offer benefits over congested big city airports, like Toronto Pearson International, according to Stephen Elmy, General Manager - North America for Flyglobespan. "Regional airports help keep costs down and make it quick and easy for travelers to arrive closer to their actual destinations," he says.
Cheap flights to Europe
"Flyglobespan may be new to Canada, but the airline is well-known in the UK," says Elmy. "Once Canadians arrive in the UK they can explore not just England, Scotland and Ireland, but continental Europe as well."
Passengers on the Flyglobespan network can fly into one airport and fly out of another.
Flyglobespan has won awards such as Airline of the Year in Scotland, its home country. In 2008, Tourism Hamilton Awards named Flyglobespan "Rookie of The Year."
The flyglobespan.ca website contains an interactive map, which links to guides to Flyglobespan destinations, ticket prices and booking information. Besides booking flights to the UK and Ireland, users can use the flyglobespan.ca website to book flights to Canada from Ireland and the UK.