British people living in Egypt are helping to develop new flight routes to the north African country, the Globespan Group has said.
Globespan chief executive Rick Green said that demand from Brits for flights to Egypt were coming from two areas – prospective homeowners and the general leisure market, which is split between those seeking beach holidays and those wanting a more cultural experience.
"More Brits are buying property in Egypt which, as a low-cost provider, helps us develop our route network planning," he commented.
Mr Green added that cheap flights carrier flyglobespan has been "developing Egypt as a tourist destination [for] the last two or three years".
The airline will launch new Saturday flights to Sharm El Sheikh from Glasgow as part of its new winter sun programme.
Flyglobespan also offers flights to Hurghada from the Scottish airport as it realises the potential of the Egyptian holiday market.
Recent research from M&S Money revealed that sales of the Egyptian pound have increased by 20 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the same period in 2008.
Read Skyscanner’s article about holidays in Hurghada