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User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 454 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Quite unbelieveable - yet a city the size of GLA has *no* daily direct connection to CDG. Other similar sized & smaller UK cities manage to sustain at least 1 x daily service to CDG - why can't GLA?

AF have operated GLA-CDG in the past in various guises - they came, they went, came back and then are gone again. Air Scotland (who?!) had a very brief foray before they ceased operating. Flyglobespan held slots to Orly but nothing materialised.

The route would be perfect for EZY - anyone else agree?

Or perhaps bmi will surprise/shock us all - after closing their Paris base - it wouldn't surprise me for them to announce a GLA-CDG given their recent track record   

[Edited 2007-03-02 18:25:28]

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Agreed.

GLA pax can't easily jump on Eurostar either, which is often the argument re: UK-Paris services.
Would mean Glasgow Central -> Euston -> Waterloo -> Paris and quite a few hours!!


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3581 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

It would have been handy for me on my upcoming RTW trip. I have a TLV-CDG-AMS-GLA routing in there.

User currently offlineIAHFLYER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Quoting LH121GLA (Thread starter):
anyone else agree?

I am thinking a EWR-GLA-CDG-GLA-EWR on CO would do the trick.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4915 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Probably a reason thereis no GLA-CDG flight is that it doesn't qualify for Scottish RDF funding (rather stupidly imo) because of FR's PIK-BVA

Would be an ideal route for AF or EZY

As a side note, some other UK regional airports with out a Paris service include CWL, BOH, MME, DSA, BLK and HUY



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User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

What about a daily Q400 service on BE?

With Regards,
Alex.B  wave 


User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

Or, maybe EI could set up a GLA base, and serve GLA-CDG???? They have said they're looking at other bases outside Ireland!!!!

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 8):
Or, maybe EI could set up a GLA base, and serve GLA-CDG???? They have said they're looking at other bases outside Ireland!!!!

That would be excellent as there are many other destinations EI could serve. But the likely candidate would appear to be U2 with the rumour of a 5th bus coming this Autumn.

Gaz



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User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Quoting LH121GLA (Thread starter):
The route would be perfect for EZY - anyone else agree?

No. I do not see why two cities of given populations a certain distance apart should have any "right" to a direct air service. It is only very recently that EDI has direct transcontinental service, yet it is the Scottish capital city and regarded as the nation's financial capital. It's runway has been long enough and aircraft have had the range for direct NE American/SE Canadian flights for many years.

GLA is at most 50 miles (80 km) from EDI. In Scotland, most people have to cross Glasgow to get to GLA, yet most people do not have to cross Edinburgh to get to EDI. Despite being mainly two lanes. the M8 is a reliable road outside of the rush hours. [As the name suggests, I hail from the Buckfast triangle  Wink]. I concede that rail links could be better, especially as EDI lies very close to mainline railway.

Whilst I admit to west coast (Weegie) bias, at times flying in and out of EDI is a breeze compared to GLA. IMHO, the market will determine whether there is a direct flight or not. If it happens, I wish it every success.

Just my 1 RMB.

Cheers

BB


User currently offlineCaaardiff From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 6):
As a side note, some other UK regional airports with out a Paris service include CWL, BOH, MME, DSA, BLK and HUY

BE announced today CWL-CDG  Smile:D


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4915 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

I guess BE would be a candidate for CDG service, as mentiond earlier. They now serve CDG from NWI, SOU, EXT, CWL, BHX, MAN and EDI so GLA would be a logical addition. And if EDI can sustain two carriers to CDG (BE, AF) provding 2/3 flights a day each, why cant GLA sustain 1 carrier to CDG at least once a day, even wth FR doing PIK-BVA twice daily?


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User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Perhaps you should recommend this route to Vueling. I imagine this would a good route for them when they establish their hub? at CDG.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4915 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Vueling would need to create brand awareness around GLA though. If they did that then I agree it could work for them


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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 12):
I guess BE would be a candidate for CDG service, as mentiond earlier. They now serve CDG from NWI, SOU, EXT, CWL, BHX, MAN and EDI so GLA would be a logical addition. And if EDI can sustain two carriers to CDG (BE, AF) provding 2/3 flights a day each, why cant GLA sustain 1 carrier to CDG at least once a day, even wth FR doing PIK-BVA twice daily?

What no mention of BA? lol


User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1558 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting LH121GLA (Thread starter):
Quite unbelieveable - yet a city the size of GLA has *no* daily direct connection to CDG. Other similar sized & smaller UK cities manage to sustain at least 1 x daily service to CDG - why can't GLA?

What about the twice daily service BACON service via BHX? That is direct. Same flight number, no change of gauge.

Not sure if this is one of the flights being axed though.


User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Quoting Lapper (Reply 16):
What about the twice daily service BACON service via BHX? That is direct. Same flight number, no change of gauge.

You have to de-plane in BHX.

AFAIK BE are keeping on the BHX-CDG service - no idea what's going to happen with the 'direct' ops.

We want non-stop service to/from Glasgow - no touchdowns or plane changes ... please ...


User currently offlineClydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

I'd say Easyjet will eventually add this route, but it all depends on the order of priority with other routes as new aircraft get added.

User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Quoting Clydenairways (Reply 18):
I'd say Easyjet will eventually add this route, but it all depends on the order of priority with other routes as new aircraft get added.

The sooner the better in my opinion.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 6):
Or, maybe EI could set up a GLA base, and serve GLA-CDG???? They have said they're looking at other bases outside Ireland!!!!

An interesting thought - but right now I think they might be looking at a base closer to Southern Ireland.....  Wink



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