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Edinburgh secures first ever scheduled link with Florida

Edinburgh will get its first ever direct scheduled flights to Florida next summer as flyglobespan launch a weekly service from the capital in 2010.

From June, they will fly every Sunday from Edinburgh direct to Orlando Sanford – gateway to the sunshine, fantastic shopping and world class visitor attractions that Florida has to offer.

Flight only prices from Edinburgh to Sanford start from only £200 per person, with fly drive deals from only £449 and villa holidays starting from only £499.

The airline also will also offer a Business Class service to the sunshine state with prices in this elite cabin available from only £699 per person, including taxes.

As Scotland’s leading holiday airline, flyglobespan has a wealth of experience in catering for travellers to Florida.

They launched Scotland’s first scheduled service to Florida with a Glasgow to Sanford route four years ago and have since taken over 150,000 holidaymakers to the sunshine state.

As Florida continues to attract thousands of British tourists each year, the airline is convinced a direct service from Edinburgh will prove popular with east coast travellers.

“We are very excited about launching this route.  It will give our customers from Edinburgh and the east of Scotland a direct link, for the very first time, to one of the world’s top holiday destinations”, says the company’s Chief Executive Officer Rick Green.

“And, as is to be expected from flyglobespan, our flights and holidays to Florida will deliver the highest quality at great prices”.

Managing Director of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar said,

"There has been substantial demand for a direct air link between Edinburgh and Florida, both from holidaymakers and from the many Scots who now live in the sunshine state.  That is why the news of our first ever direct scheduled flights to Florida is so welcome and I have no doubt the new service will prove a big hit.

"Even during the economic downturn, we are working hard to expand the range of destinations that can be served direct from the Scottish capital.  This announcement from flyglobespan is yet further evidence of that hard work paying off and shows the strength of the Edinburgh market."