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New flights from Edinburgh to Sardinia

[August 11th 2008]

Low fares airline is launching new flights from Edinburgh to the beautiful Mediterranean holiday island of Sardinia.

The new flights to Olbia airport in Sardinia are now on sale with prices starting from £55.99 one way including taxes. The flights will be introduced next summer, with a once a week service on Saturdays between May 16th and September 26th.

“Sardinia has proved to be an extremely popular summer destination when we launched the route from our Leeds Bradford base this May which is why we decided to extend this service to Edinburgh,” explains boss, Philip Meeson.

“With its white beaches, charismatic towns, picturesque harbours and delicious cuisine, it is a destination that can truly offer something for everyone. I’m confident that it will be an extremely successful route, further increasing tourism to Sardinia and giving people within reach of Edinburgh Airport even more choice when it comes to their holiday destination,” Meeson adds.

The Italian island of Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and has a string of fine beaches along its northern coast. The Costa Smeralda has long been popular with the international jet set and with second home owners, but the introduction of new flights is opening up the charms of the island to a broader range of holidaymakers.

Sardinia will appeal mainly to anyone looking for a relaxing beach holiday, but there is also upmarket shopping with many fashionable boutiques, plus fine dining and superb examples of Italian architecture including the cathedrals of Chiesa di San Simplicio in Olbia and Santa Maria and San Francesco in Alghero. The capital of Cagliari is also the home of famous Italian revolutionary Garibaldi.

As well as Edinburgh, also offers flights form Leeds Bradford airport, Manchester airport, Newcastle airport, Blackpool airport and Belfast International airport. Last week the budget airline announced flights from Manchester airport for summer 2009 to Malaga, Murcia, Nice, Pisa, Rome and Budapest.

Written by: Nick Purdom