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Dutch low-fares airline transavia.com launches first new route from Glasgow Prestwick

22 Dec 2005

Low fares to Amsterdam - just £33.75 one-way including taxes.

Dutch low-fares airline transavia.com has announced today (Monday December 19) the launch of its first-ever route out of Scotland with a daily flight (except Saturday) from Glasgow Prestwick to Amsterdam.

Bookable online at www.transavia.com from Tuesday December 20, flights commence on March 26 and cost from just £33.75 one-way, including taxes.

Part of the KLM/AF group, transavia.com is the only airline to offer flights to Holland from Glasgow Prestwick, Scotland's fastest growing airport.

Flights will depart Glasgow Prestwick daily at approximately 1600 hrs, depending on the date of travel, with the return flights departing Amsterdam at approximately 1500 hrs.

In addition to low-cost fares, all passengers flying to and from Glasgow Prestwick will benefit from a free return rail journey within Scotland upon production of their transavia.com booking confirmation.

Onno van den Brink, CEO transavia.com, comments: "We're delighted to announce our first-ever flight linking Holland to Scotland and look forward to welcoming many new customers to our flights. We're proud to offer low fares and convenient flight times, but hope those travelling with us will also enjoy our friendly in-flight service and our newly-designed livery which we launched this month and will feature on flights to and from Glasgow Prestwick from the first flight."

Steve Fitzgerald, Glasgow Prestwick's Managing Director, said: "We're absolutely delighted to attract a new low-cost carrier to Glasgow Prestwick. It's another terrific development for the airport.

"Our policy has always been to bring attractive new services to the airport and Transavia, an established international airline, allows us to offer another fantastic short-break destination.

"It's great news for Scots who want to visit a vibrant city
and great too for Scottish tourism, as low-cost access is key to increasing visitor numbers. The new service will encourage Dutch people to come to Scotland, boosting the local economy."

Amsterdam, already a popular city break destination for Scots, will now be even more accessible with the new flights. A great city to visit at any time of year, Amsterdam offers a range of galleries, museums and theatres set amidst its famous canals and laidback cafes. transavia.com's daily schedule makes Amsterdam an ideal destination for city breaks and business travel alike.

2006 is also National Rembrandt Year in the Netherlands, with Amsterdam playing host to many of the celebrations including a special 'Rembrandt-Caravaggio' exhibition at the world -famous Van Gogh Museum from 24 February - June 18. Visit www.rembrandt400.com for further details.


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