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Scottish airline Globespan, long established in the UK ” Canada market, has introduced daily flights to Toronto from Stansted. With Air Transat joining Air Canada and British Airways at Heathrow, plus Air Transat, Globespan themselves and Zoom now firmly ensconced at Gatwick, 2007 looks like breaking all passenger records between Britain and Canada.
Styled flyglobespan, and based in Edinburgh, the web-based airline operates out of 13 UK and Irish airports to Toronto”s secondary Hamilton International Airport, Calgary and Vancouver.
Gatwick has daily flights to Toronto; Glasgow will build up to a six-day a week service while Gatwick and Manchester will fly three times each week.
The full list of airports offering weekly flyglobespan flights to Toronto is: Belfast, Birmingham, Doncaster, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Exeter, Liverpool, Newcastle and Shannon.
Globespan is confident that its years of experience in the Canadian market will be the key to success with this new long haul programme. Chairman Tom Dalrymple is confident of success: ”The key factors of load factor and fuel price are even more important on these longer routes, and therefore the flyglobespan model that has worked so well on short haul routes fits well into the long haul market delivering low seat prices."
”We have a lean, very efficient organisation that allows us to offer extremely competitive fares in all our different classes and price is still the key driver.”
Flyglobespan is keen to point out that whilst Canada is a long established part of its business model, last summer it introduced a Glasgow ” Orlando (Sanford) programme, the first daily service to Florida by a UK low fares airline. And last November saw the launch of a twice weekly Manchester ” Cape Town service, opening up a direct scheduled link between the north of England and South Africa.