Just Sunshine Offers Direct Flights from Glasgow Airport to Tunisia

Just Sunshine, a UK based holiday company, will be offering direct flights to Tunisia from Glasgow Airport in the UK, commencing this summer.

The airline has confirmed that as part of its 2013 summer schedule, it will be offering direct flights to Tunisia for three weeks, operating out of Glasgow Airport. The airline is launching its inaugural flight on June 29, 2013, and intends to offer extended services to Tunisia from the summer of 2014.

Tony Blakey, the national sales manager at Just Sunshine, said, ‘We have been working closely with the local travel trade over the course of the past 18 months and it is clear there is demand for charter services to Tunisia from Glasgow. We’re looking forward to arriving at Glasgow Airport in June and it is our intention to expand our service in 2014. We have been operating holidays to Tunisia for over seven years and have a strong track record in providing a range of tailored packages, so we’re confident the service will prove successful.’

Francois Bourienne, the commercial director of Glasgow Airport, said, ‘Just Sunshine is a welcome addition to our busy summer schedule. Tunisia has grown in popularity with holidaymakers and the tour operator’s arrival is great news for Glasgow Airport as it will provide our customers with even greater choice.’

Just Sunshine is part of Tunisia based El Mouradi Group, which also owns the El Mouradi Hotels brand. The company is an independent tour operator from the UK to Tunisia, and offers around 120 hotels in seven resort destinations.

New Rail Link Connects European Travellers to Costa Brava in Spain

UK travellers and golf enthusiasts keen to improve their game at one of the best golf courses in Spain, will now be able to reach the golfing destinations of the Costa Brava with a new high speed train link.

The newly introduced rail link between Barcelona and Figueres covers a total length of 131km, and has commenced commercial operation from January 9, this year. The entire route between Madrid, Barcelona and the French border will form a new rail transport link between Spain and rest of the Europe.

The new line, which saw the Perpignan-Figueres section inaugurated in late 2010, has now been extended to Girona and Barcelona, enabling visitors from across Continental Europe to play some of Spain’s top ranked golf courses on the Costa Brava.

The latest 131km branch between Figueres – home to Dali’s Theatre-Museum – and the metropolitan city of Barcelona, completes the 804km high-speed line between Madrid and the French boarder. It also leaves Spain second only to China in the size of its high-speed rail network, with 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) in service.

Ramon Ramos, the director of the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, said, ‘The new high-speed train line opens up many opportunities for Franco-Spanish tourism and enables visitors from across Europe to experience the Costa Brava, its famous gastronomy and cultural heritage, as well as its quality golf courses.

It used to take two hours to travel by train from Barcelona to Figueres. But now, with the new link, the trip’s only 53 minutes long. To get to Girona it’s just 37 minutes and if you’re planning a trip to Madrid you can be there in 3houres 32 minutes.

The new branch most definitely enhances the ‘pull’ of Costa Brava as an important European golfing destination – and we look forward to welcoming even more visitors to Spain’s rugged coast this year, and in the years to come.’

The new high-speed rail network complements the region’s air routes, from Girona-Costa Brava and Barcelona International airports, as well as its motorway network into France.

Cityjet Introduces Flights from Dublin to Brest

CityJet, an Ireland-based airline, is offering new services to Brest, in France, from Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s capital.

The new service will be commencing from June 29, 2013, with flight AF5266 departing on Saturdays from Dublin Airport, for Aeroport Brest Bretagne. The return flight departs from Brest on the same day. The new route will operate using an Avro RJ85 jet that has capacity for 95 passengers.

This addition to the service compliments the current summer service between London City airport and Brest.

Passengers can book the new fares at www.cityjet.com, commencing from €96 one way and €189 return.

Christine Ourmieres, the chief executive officer of CityJet, said, ‘Brest is a popular summer destination, so we are delighted to be able to offer Dublin based passengers’ direct access to the heart of this stunning region – one of France’s best-loved destinations. Our service from Dublin offers a convenient schedule for families enjoying longer summer holidays during the school break period or those visiting their second home in Brittany.’

The airline network offers service to 22 European destinations in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK.

Brest is a city located on the western tip of Brittany, in France, and it has a natural harbour. The city is also home to Oceanopolis, an ocean discovery centre, claimed to be the first of its kind in Europe. Brest is one of the many destinations in France served by the airline from UK.

The airline has recently also introduced its service to Nuremberg, in Germany, from London City Airport, and also added the German destinations of Dresden and Paderborn.