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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Hi iam a new a netter but have have been a reader for 5 years. Glasgow looking healthy despite lack of full service links. edinburgh small terminal for an ever important airport,ABZ possible CO 73G to EWR/IAH and invrness flybe expansion hopefully. your thoughts/rumors/suggestions

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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

Heres some developments this year

EDI

DL to ATL
Centralwings to Katwoice/Gdansk
BA Connect to HAM
Sterling to HEL
Finnair to HEL
SkyEurope to Krakow
Easyjet to ALC (weekly)
GSM to Pula, Murcia (and some other destinations as well)

GLA

GSM to Orlando Sanford (and some other destinations as well)
Easyjet to ALC, AGP, SXF, PMI

PIK

Wizz Air to WAW/Gdansk
Transavia to AMS
FR to Reus/Wroclaw/Marseilles

ABZ

Eastern to CWL

INV

Aer Arran to DUB

Sumburgh

Atlantic Airways to the Faroe Islands and STN



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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 1):
GLA

GSM to Orlando Sanford (and some other destinations as well)
Easyjet to ALC, AGP, SXF, PMI

GLA this Summer compared to last (new routes):

Air Berlin - Stansted
BMI Baby - Cardiff
easyJet - Alicante
easyJet - Berlin
easyJet - Malaga
easyJet - Palma
Emirates - Upgrade from A332 - 77W
flyBE - Exeter goes 2x daily
flyBE - A 5th daily flight to Southampton
flyGlobespan - Amsterdam
flyGlobespan - Athens
flyGlobespan - Heraklion
flyGlobespan - Ibiza
flyGlobespan - Mahon
flyGlobespan - Orlando
flyGlobespan - Pula
MyTravel - Las Vegas
Pakistan Int. Airlines - Islamabad
Pakistan Intl. Airlines - Lahore
ThomasCook - Increase YYZ to daily
Tomsonfly - 5x weekly to Palma
Zoom - Increase YYZ to 3x weekly

Thats the majority of the news I think....

Acknowledgements to the GLA google group for some help there  Wink

There are rumours of EZY expansion to Paris, Madrid, Milan and Barcelona if the new Berlin route does well.

Gaz



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

SUM-STN is that a normal sche flight i would like to see SUM -LGW with BA Connect. what happened to GLA/EDI-ABZ flights pointless really

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 3):
i would like to see SUM -LGW with BA Connect.

I dont think that will happen. Its far more likely that BA will have nothing to do with Shetland in the future. There is talk Loganair will end their BA franchise

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 3):
SUM-STN is that a normal sche flight

Yes, and its doing very well



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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 1):
EDI

DL to ATL
Centralwings to Katwoice/Gdansk
BA Connect to HAM
Sterling to HEL
Finnair to HEL
SkyEurope to Krakow
Easyjet to ALC (weekly)
GSM to Pula, Murcia (and some other destinations as well)

That's pretty much it, just a few additions to your list.

Aer Lingus- A couple of extra flights per week.

easyJet- 1x weekly ALC, 4x weekly GVA.

Sterling- CPH to 6x weekly and 2x weekly HEL

Continental- Going to 11x weekly.

Delta- Daily ATL.

Flyglobespan- Weekly IBZ, MAH, PUY. Daily FAO, MJV

Flybe- 2/3x daily NWI, daily Jersey, 3x weekly NQY.

Centralwings- 3x weekly Gdansk, 3x weekly Katowice, 5x weekly WAW

Finnair- 2x weekly HEL

SkyEurope- 3x weekly Krakow

Wideroe- 4x weekly BGO

Jet2- 2x up to 5x weekly MJV, 1x weekly Pisa

BA Connect- 3x weekly HAM

Think that's it, there's so much been added I might have lost track.  Wink


User currently offlineTCXDegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

I know CO have been happy with the GLA and EDI to EWK performances. I'd like to see AA get in on the act and try out a EDI-JFK. AA have been reluctant to extend their GLA-ORD beyond Summer only.. maybe this could be an option for them, or maybe EDI-BOS? Any thoughts?

I'd really like to see BA jump on the Scotland-US or Canada bandwagon. I know that they want to feed all longhaul through LHR and LGW, but there's definately a market for Scottish routes. With Calgary being a boom town for oil, surely there's an affinity there to get a Calgary route with a UK scheduled operator back too, since AC don't seem to be interested.

I've also been hearing comments that Virgin desperately want to get some GLA operation up and running - any thoughts on where to?



next flights: BA1441 0566 0581 1446 EDI-LHR-MXP-LHR-EDI
User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Has there been any further news on EK and Scottish expansion? A few months ago we were told they were actively considering either a second daily GLA flight or a possible new service from EDI.

Also, what other potential long haul services heading eastwards might we see from Scottish airports in the near future? I notice Etihad were advertising their MAN-AUH service in The Scotsman newspaper a few days ago. Might they be a possible new carrier for Scotland? And how about Qatar or Singapore Airlines?


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 1):
INV

Aer Arran to DUB

Eastern Airways are also starting a new daily (ex Sat) INV-LBA service with a J41, whilst their INV-MAN route is being upgraded from a J41 to a Saab 2000



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 6):
I'd like to see AA get in on the act and try out a EDI-JFK.

Probably more chance of a DL service if EDI-ATL is a success than AA starting the route

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 6):
AA have been reluctant to extend their GLA-ORD beyond Summer only.. maybe this could be an option for them, or maybe EDI-BOS? Any thoughts?

Im sure a Scotland-BOS route would work. If not AA then maybe GSM or even US?

Quoting TCXDegsy (Reply 6):
I've also been hearing comments that Virgin desperately want to get some GLA operation up and running - any thoughts on where to?

Orlando most probably. I would expect any GLA operation to be similar to MAN but on a smaller scale

Quoting Damian (Reply 7):
I notice Etihad were advertising their MAN-AUH service in The Scotsman newspaper a few days ago. Might they be a possible new carrier for Scotland? And how about Qatar or Singapore Airlines?

By the end of the decade I would expect a service from either Ethiad, Qatar or Gulf Auir to either EDI or GLA



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 2435 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 4):
There is talk Loganair will end their BA franchise

Is there ? Dont think so.....I can assure you- Loganair are extremely happy with their current arrangement.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 2425 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 10):
Quoting Humberside (Reply 4):
There is talk Loganair will end their BA franchise

Is there ? Dont think so.....I can assure you- Loganair are extremely happy with their current arrangement.

http://www.taxiwayalpha.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2598
http://business.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=468162006

Heres a quote from the article

Quote:
But Scott Grier, Loganair's chairman, believes time might be running out for the franchise because the arrangement may not be as mutually beneficial today as it was in 1994, when the Scottish airline's then-owner, British Midland, originally signed the deal.

Grier, who led a management buyout of Loganair in 1997, said BA's corporate strategy was changing under the rule of chief executive Willie Walsh, who joined in October.

He said: "Willie Walsh has been in business for about six months. We have not had the opportunity to meet him. That's a bit of a disappointment, but he's facing a lot of challenges.

"The BA franchise was critical to our getting started. As time has gone on, we have changed and they have changed. It may be the changes mean BA is less of an opportunity [for us] than it has been.

"[If the franchise ends] there are two options - we stand on our own two feet as an independent company, or we look to enter some other agreement with another major player. This is a big decision for the company. We have to weigh up the risks."



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 2407 times:

That agreement was renewed for a 5-year period earlier this year. The company is headquartered at Glasgow Airport and has a payroll of 210.

Today's agreement - which will see the company lease five additional aircraft - also extends the Scottish external network

We are half-way through the current five-year relationship. When the time comes, we will sit down with them
As an affiliated member of oneworld, Loganair’s reach becomes truly global
The BA deal is advantageous for them in terms of profile and you would assume it is commercially advantageous
The franchise agreement isnt going to change. Loganair is now profitable having been in the red prior to the agreement. Passenger numbers are up and they have have much more streamlined modern fleet. Theadvantages of being part of the franchise are just overwhelming. The mention of withdrawing is tactical business sense- nothing more.


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 2395 times:

I'll just stick some GLA rumours in for the sake of it  Smile

US year round 757 to PHL
AA year round 757 to BOS
EK increase to 2x daily
PK to send 777's to GLA
AI have slots but apparently don't intend anything...
Y2 (GSM) to CPT
LH to FRA
DL to JFK/ATL
QR to DOH

Gaz



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User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months ago) and read 2377 times:

And some EDI rumours too, to keep the balance ...  Wink

AA to BOS
Delta to JFK or CVG (this suggestion from DL themselves)
Jet 2 to TFS
Emirates to DXB
Sky Europe to Bratislava
Iberia to Madrid
Malev to Budapest
Sterling - Oslo
Flyglobespan - restoration of PRG
BA Connect - DUS

Plus EZY are rumoured to be considering further EDI expansion in the latter half of 2006.


User currently offlineBMIE70 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months ago) and read 2357 times:

There is the expansion of the terminal at EDI with a new building serving the current remote stands to the east of the terminal.

Does anyone know which airlines will use this building? Will it have jetways or just ground level doors? The BAA press release from July last year states that it will have 5 boarding gates and 1 coaching gate.


User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

The fact that the Emirates CPH service has been deferred until further notice makes another high density A330-200 available in October 2006. It looks like they will use this aircraft to boost frequency than add another destination. I would say front runners are likely to be either a 2nd daily GLA or a 3rd daily MAN. There is also a chance that the aircraft could be used for extra flights to Northern Pakistan but this is subject to outcome of the bilateral negotiations. Other possibilities are more flights to Asia -- Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Rgds
Emirates777


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting Emirates777 (Reply 16):
The fact that the Emirates CPH service has been deferred until further notice makes another high density A330-200 available in October 2006. It looks like they will use this aircraft to boost frequency than add another destination. I would say front runners are likely to be either a 2nd daily GLA or a 3rd daily MAN. There is also a chance that the aircraft could be used for extra flights to Northern Pakistan but this is subject to outcome of the bilateral negotiations. Other possibilities are more flights to Asia -- Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

Rgds
Emirates777

Any idea when we will know?

Gaz



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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Some ABZ news now. Apparently city star are looking to add 4 new routes.

Gaz



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 18):
Apparently city star are looking to add 4 new routes.

These may well include LCY and KEF



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Will the 767 return on the CO GLA-EWR route? what about a summer only ryanaiR PIK-BLK and BE GLA-NQY I THINK THEY COULD WORK

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Quoting BMIE70 (Reply 15):
Does anyone know which airlines will use this building? Will it have jetways or just ground level doors? The BAA press release from July last year states that it will have 5 boarding gates and 1 coaching gate.


No airbridges don't think any specific airlines will be using it, probably much the same as just now, expected to be finished August at the earliest.


User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

I gather the new pier at EDI will be used initially by domestic services, though BAA is leaving the option open to convert the pier to international useage if required in the future. Air bridges can also be added later if deemed necessary.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 20):
Will the 767 return on the CO GLA-EWR route?

Unlikely on a regular basis. CO need their B767's for routes that are too long for the B757. The only eexception might be if there was strong cargo demand



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1964 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 23):
The only eexception might be if there was strong cargo demand

For this very reason BAA and cargo operators are very keen for the return of the 767 on the GLA-EWR route. The huge rise in cargo transport during the previous period of 767 ops is testimont to that.


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