Archive Eases Scrum for Six Nations Flights

August 24, 2011 at 14:41

Leading leisure airline is helping Scottish rugby fans catch every tackle and pass of the Italy v. Scotland RBS Six Nations showdown in Rome next spring, by laying on an extra direct flight from Glasgow to the Italian capital city.

Glasgow rugby flights

The special flight to Fiumicino Airport will depart at 08.00 on Friday 16 March, allowing fans to soak up the atmosphere in one of the world’s most historic cities before the Scotland team’s big kick-off at the Stadio Olimpico at 12.30pm on Saturday 17 March 2012.  And with the return flight departing at 20:45 on Sunday 18 March, there is plenty of time to recover from any victory celebrations.

Jet2holidays has put breaks on sale today for weekend of the match - flying from Glasgow on 16th March, 2 nights bed and breakfast at the lovely 3*Giotto Hotel based on 2 adults sharing, from £341 per person. This price includes the extra £75 off Jet2holidays promotion which is valid for bookings made up to 31 October 2011 – to receive the offer customers enter the code 75BROCHURE at the time of booking.

Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer of and Managing Director of Jet2holidays, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to help Scottish fans be there to soak up all the action when the team take on the home nation at Italy’s greatest sporting arena.  It promises to be a real sporting treat in one of Europe’s most beautiful and historical cities.  And with our friendly flight times, rugby fans will have plenty of time to see some of the iconic ancient sights including the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, in addition to cheering on their team.  What more could you want from a weekend away?”

In addition to providing special flights for Scottish rugby fans, has put on sale additional weekend flights on 23rd and 25th March, due to growing demand for the destination – perfect for those planning an early Spring city break before the Easter rush.

Steve added:  “Rome is certainly proving a very popular destination with Glasgow passengers since the flights went on sale just three weeks ago, hence the decision to start our 2012 flying season earlier.  It’s a city which offers something for everyone – whether it’s visiting the iconic sporting arenas, taking in the awe-inspiring sights or checking out the new season fashions from the likes of Prada and Armani.”

In addition to perfectly planned flight times, allowing sightseers to make the most of their city break, passengers also benefit from allocated seating so friends and family can sit together and share their most memorable moments of this magical city.

Since’s first flight took off from Glasgow, in addition to the Rome route, the airline has announced flights to Geneva, Barcelona, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga and even a Christmas shopping break to New York.  The airline now offers flights to 14 city, sun and ski destinations from the airport.

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