**Please note, Fly Globespan ceased trading in 2009**
FlyGlobespan's parent company Globespan went into administration on Wednesday 16th December 2009, causing all flights to be immediately cancelled. For more information on this story, please click here.
Departure points throughout the UK
Fly Globespan was a Scottish low-cost carrier with its main departure hubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh. It was an offshoot of the Globespan Travel Group, a well known tour operator renowned for its extensive US and Canadian own branded holidays. Fly Globespan was established and commenced services in 2003, with routes covering Glasgow to Prague and several Spanish destinations. Further UK departure points were added to include London Stansted, Manchester and Liverpool and in 2006 the airline entered the extremely competitive transatlantic market with flights to Orlando, New York and Vancouver.
A host of routes in Europe and North America
Fly Globespan had a fleet of 19 aircraft made up of Boeing 737s, Boeing 757-200 and Boeing 767-300ERs. It ran services from 9 UK airports to a wide range of European destinations including Alicante, Nice, Barcelona and Tenerife. Other destinations included weekly year round departures to Sharm El Sheikh and Cape Town in Africa and a host of North American routes such as Calgary, Vancouver and Boston. It had a code share agreement with Zoom Airlines to fly between Hamilton Airport in Canada and Belfast, Glasgow, London Gatwick and Manchester and tickets were bookable direct from the Fly Globespan website.
Simple and convenient online booking
The main website was simple, hassle free and easy to navigate and offered value added services such as pre bookable seat selection, meal choices and itinerary changes. The company introduced a number of new dedicated websites for the golf, winter sports and scuba diving markets, aimed at offering a one stop source for choosing individually tailored holidays, such as hotel bookings, car hire, insurance and even the ability to reserve diving and skiing equipment in resort.
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