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Scottish airline adds flights to Dalaman in Turkey

[August 15th 2008]

Scottish low cost airline Flyglobespan will launch new flights to the Turkish resort of Dalaman from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports next summer.

The move comes as holidays to Turkey have become increasingly popular this year with holidaymakers looking for greater value outside traditional favourites such as Spain and other eurozone countries. Flyglobespan will operate one flight a week from each airport between April and October with prices starting from £99 one way including taxes.

Customer demand has led to the introduction of the new flights to Dalaman. “Turkey, with its rich culture, great beach resorts and reputation as a value for money destination is bound to be a winner. Our customers told us this is what they wanted and so we are delighted to be able to deliver it,” comments Flyglobespan CEO, Rick Green.

Last week the budget airline announced it would launch flights from Aberdeen airport to the party island of Ibiza next summer. Flights will leave on Saturdays starting at the end of June and continuing until the middle of August. Flyglobespan already operates flights from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports to Ibiza.

This summer Flyglobespan has offered flights from Aberdeen to the popular holiday destinations of Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Palma, Faro, Paphos and Tenerife. During the winter flights will continue to Malaga and Tenerife, and the airline has not ruled out the possibility of adding other destinations to the winter schedule.

Several other airlines already offer flights from Glasgow airport to Dalaman, including Thomas Cook Airlines, My Travel Airways, Thomsonfly, First Choice, Onur Air and Pegasus Airlines. The last two also offer flights to the Turkish resort from Edinburgh airport.

Dalaman is a popular gateway to other major Turkish resorts to the east and west such as Fethiye, Marmaris, Oludeniz, Dalyan and Hisaronu.

Written by: Nick Purdom