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Scotland gets winter sun destinations

Scottish travellers can look forward to greater choice as they plan their winter holidays, after a leading airline announced several new routes from the country.

Web-based airline flyglobespan revealed that its winter schedule would offer flights from both Glasgow and Edinburgh to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. This will be the first time the airline has flown from Scotland to the popular holiday destination.

Equally, the airline said that it would be reinstating its twice-weekly service between Glasgow and Orlando in the US - giving Scottish passengers access to some much-needed winter sun.

Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh will start from just £174.99 including taxes, while the service to the US starts at £199 plus taxes.

"I am very pleased we have been able to add such an exciting destination to our Glasgow and Edinburgh programmes," explained flyglobespan chairman Tom Dalrymple.

"Egypt's popularity has been growing each year with UK winter sun seekers â€" and it is easy to see why.

"The climate is superb and it is a fascinating country catering for all holiday tastes. It is steeped in history for the sightseers and offers some of the worlds finest diving and snorkelling for the more energetic."

Mr Dalrymple added that the Orlando service had proved to be "the most popular in the airline's programme".