Rival squares up to Easyjet

5 May 2005 by business traveller

Easyjet is facing price competition on two busy Anglo-Scottish routes from Stansted.

Next month Scottish budget carrier Globespan will launch twice daily services from Edinburgh and Glasgow to theEssex airport.  Flights fromEdinburgh start on June 1 with services fromGlasgow following on June 2.

Timings are attractive for business travellers and are especially aimed at Scottish passengers. Services fromEdinburgh depart at 0700 and 1715 returning from Stansted at 0855 and 1900. Globespan's new flights will leaveGlasgow at 0730 and 1730 and head back from Stansted at 0930 and 1915.

Besides carrying passengers to and fromLondon, Globespan's service is also aimed at the growing number of travellers who are changing planes at Stansted for destinations further afield.

Fares with both carriers start at around £40 return, although the price you actually pay will depend on when you book and when you travel. Globespan allows flight changes for a £15 fee (plus the higher fare, if applicable) and snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board. Go to

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