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Scottish Aviation Thread Jan 2008  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Ok, latest news from Scotland:

Preswick:
Ryanair doubling frequency on flights to Bournemouth.

Glasgow:
US Airways reduce frequency to 6 x weekly for this summer season
Continental down to 7 weekly flights compared to last summer.
Emirates going from strength to strength. Could we see that 2nd daily flight anytime soon?
FlyBe to start flights to Newquay, Cardiff and La Rochelle
Air Southwest starting flights to Plymouth and Newquay
BMIbaby shortly starting flights to Knock

Edinburgh:
Rumours persist that Qatar will commence EDI-DOH sometime in 2008, 4 x weekly A332
Ryanair have announced a large expansion from EDI
Continental operating 14 x weekly flights to Newark


Aberdeen:
Still awaiting further news from CityStar regarding the Houston flights will have been postponed for the time being.
Helicopter activity remains high  Wink
Hopefully the runway extension will happen soon.

HIAL:
More flybe flights from Inverness.

Anything I've missed out?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineTOMfly From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

May have been noted in December, however Delta are to begin 3 weekly Atlanta initially followed by daily in the summer. Rumoured to be a 757 (didn't realise it could make it all the way from ATL) ona rotation with JFK, ie inbound ATL operates outbound JFK.

Edinburgh Airport is due to undergo work for the summer 2008 season, currently 8 check-in desks short with the realeased schedule. Ticket desks being moved to UK arrivals to make room for queues and car hire desks being moved outside the terminal.



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User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

I think you'll find US air to PHL is down to 5 weekly with no service Sat and Sun
"that wee idiot By738 wound me up"....indeed.


User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

2 years away from my old home EDI....things really seem to be happening there.

I will need to look at possible connections to DOH if the rumoured Qatar service starts....would miss my beloved SQ though!


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5151 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2923 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Rumours persist that Qatar will commence EDI-DOH sometime in 2008, 4 x weekly A332

load of crap

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Continental operating 14 x weekly flights to Newark

Is this confirmed? Lats I heard they were still deciding whether to operate a single 767 or twice daily 757.

You forgot Delta... yet again...



That'll teach you
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

Can add.

EDI
Easyjet axing Gdansk and dding Nice
Jet 2 adding La Rochelle and Toulouse but axing Bergamo
Flybe axing Paris but adding Cardiff
Sterling confirmed their return for summer from CPH and ARN
GSM making their Canaries, Maderia and SSH routes year round. Murcia has been dropped and Dubrovnik added

Glasgow
Easyjet adding Faro
GSM dropping Prague. Cant remember now if they are adding any new once weekly routes this summer

Aberdeen
GSM operating Malaga instead of Murcia this summer



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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2846 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
load of crap

It isn't.  Wink

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
Is this confirmed? Lats I heard they were still deciding whether to operate a single 767 or twice daily 757.

Not 100% confirmed, should be a final update within the next couple of weeks. I still think we're going to see changes from CO with regards to their Scottish services for the summer.


User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2836 times:



Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 6):
I still think we're going to see changes from CO with regards to their Scottish services for the summer.

I reckon EWR-EDI will stick with 14 x weekly 757 service. I reckon EWR-GLA will be upped to 11 x weekly 757 service too.

How imminently can we expect news of the anticipated FR expansion from EDI? I'm hearing conflicting reports of either "in the next few weeks" or "not until October".


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2805 times:



Quoting Damian (Reply 7):
I reckon EWR-EDI will stick with 14 x weekly 757 service. I reckon EWR-GLA will be upped to 11 x weekly 757 service too.

IMO I don't think we're going to see GLA rise above daily now at this stage. However, an upgrade to B764 I'd view as much more possible, although it's already been discussed on here in the past that CO would also like to put a B764 on the EDI route, so we'll see what happens, if anything.
There's no doubt in my mind that the B764 would be better suited to the GLA market if it's to stay daily, especially the Hawaii configured one which has less J seats but more Y seats than the 'normal' B764 fleet.


User currently offlineTonforty From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

The agreement for the current Air Discount scheme which was due to expire March 08 has been approved for another 3 years. Good news for us in the highlands and islands.  Smile

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2755 times:



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
load of crap

Blame GLAGAZ and ScottishLaddie if it's a load of crap.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
You forgot Delta... yet again...

Whoops  Yeah sure

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 4):
Is this confirmed? Lats I heard they were still deciding whether to operate a single 767 or twice daily 757.

95% confirmed to be 2 x 757s, but as Stu says, things could still change.



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5151 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2704 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
Blame GLAGAZ and ScottishLaddie if it's a load of crap.

I do, and it is.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

FlyBe have announced 3 x Daily ABZ-LGW
http://www.flybe.com/news/0801/14b.htm

As well as a franchise agreement with Loganair.
http://www.flybe.com/news/0801/14.htm



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2497 times:
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Quoting Gkirk (Reply 12):
FlyBe have announced 3 x Daily ABZ-LGW
http://www.flybe.com/news/0801/14b.htm

As well as a franchise agreement with Loganair.
http://www.flybe.com/news/0801/14.htm

Whow! That is quite some news. I know that BA are focusing on international routes from London, but this is quite a significant loss in market share in Scotland? I know that London - GLA, EDI and ABZ are their key Scottish routes but with more and more competition on Scotland - London, what is the future for BA in Scotland?

SandyB123



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2479 times:



Quoting Sandyb123 (Reply 13):
Scotland - London, what is the future for BA in Scotland?

None IMO why would London Airways be interested in Scotland. In selling off BACON they decimated their presence north of the border. As I have said on many other threads BA have a cheek calling themselves British. They are about as representitve of the diversity of Britain as a pearly king/queen. No wonder American TV and movies portray the British as all having terrible cockney accents!


User currently offlineAlbird87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2477 times:



Quoting Sandyb123 (Reply 13):
I know that London - GLA, EDI and ABZ are their key Scottish routes but with more and more competition on Scotland - London, what is the future for BA in Scotland?

What about what is BA plans with the whole of the UK!! they seem to be losing a lot of feeder routes and sticking to their main guns mostly with flight from LHR to GLA, EDI, ABZ, MAN, NCL, BFS. Gone are the days when BA flew to nearly every airport from LHR and the demand of those slots elsewhere have also helped these routes go!

I doubt you shall see BA start up a LHR- INV direct and its a shame that BA have really become the 'london airways'. However the flights from EDI and GLA to LHR are always busy when i fly them and are probably still good money makers for BA. You still do find a lot of people like me using these feeder flights to connect onwards to the world with BA.


User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2467 times:



Quoting By738 (Reply 2):
2 years away from my old home EDI....things really seem to be happening there.

I will need to look at possible connections to DOH if the rumoured Qatar service starts....would miss my beloved SQ though!

Load of crap? More like camel dung, surely.

If you have been reading the Australian threads you will know that people here have been hanging out for Qatar service. Service to EDI would be great because Dunedin has lots of contacts with Edinburgh. Travel from Princes St Dunedin to Princes St Edinburgh. (Wonder if DI Rebus will ever take a holiday in NZ. We have had a couple of murders down here for him to solve.)

If the Qatar people are in the know, it looks like QR might start to MEL and SYD when they have the 777-200LRs well established in the fleet. The Travel Agents in Dunedin say they will be able to do connections on NZ/QF - they can already sell us connections onto Etihad. We can already fly QR to LHR, and code share on bmi. Otherwise, we can do the trip on Emirates and drive from GLA.

Maybe EDI will get UKIA or Shaheen?


User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2463 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 16):


If you have been reading the Australian threads

I consider myself an adopted Kiwi now...why would I be interested in Oz?

 Wink


User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2462 times:
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Quoting EDICHC (Reply 14):
BACON they decimated their presence north of the border.

That's true. I used to fly BA connect and it was my preference. Once it was sold to Flybe I took one flight and vowed never to fly with Flybe again. Also, I noticed that Flybe has pulled out of EDI-CDG already as soon as EasyJet started competing. Was their no stay of service agreement when BA sold out?

Quoting Albird87 (Reply 15):
flights from EDI and GLA to LHR are always busy when i fly them and are probably still good money makers for BA

True and they are good, reliable services with BA. Although the options to London are more and more varied and confusing. E.g, who would think of flying with Air France to London from EDI?

Also, what ever happened to GSM flying to London? To many sun seekers demanding flights to benadorm  Silly LOL.



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User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2433 times:



Quoting Sandyb123 (Reply 18):
Also, what ever happened to GSM flying to London? To many sun seekers demanding flights to benadorm

I flew with them a couple of times and the it was like the Mary Celeste on board LOL


User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2426 times:



Quoting EDICHC (Reply 17):
If you have been reading the Australian threads

I consider myself an adopted Kiwi now...why would I be interested in Oz?

Wink

Because Oz is probably as close to NZ that QR will come. It will be great if QR does extend their Aus services to CHC and AKL , but I think they would do a deal with QF/NZ or perhaps PB to feed NZ into their network.


It would be awesome to have a QR 777-200LR flying CHC-SYD.


User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2412 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 20):
Because Oz is probably as close to NZ that QR will come. It will be great if QR does extend their Aus services to CHC and AKL , but I think they would do a deal with QF/NZ or perhaps PB to feed NZ into their network.

Was only having a wee joke at the expense of my neighbours across 'the ditch' (as the Tasman Sea is known down here).

You are probably right as far as QR to NZ, TBH I think EK pretty much has CHC/South Island to the Gulf traffic pretty sewn up with their CHC-SYD-DXB. But CHC-DOH-EDI would be so cool for me...one can but wish!

Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 20):
It would be awesome to have a QR 777-200LR flying CHC-SYD.

CHC already sees an 8x weekly 777 to SIN (SQ of course) but the EK A340-500 is pretty cool too. At the end of my last flying lesson at Canterbury Aero Club, I was turning onto final for the grass RWY 02 just as EK was on final for the main RWY 02, flying parallel to a 340-500 in a Chrokee 140 is an 'interesting' experience!


User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2410 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 20):
...perhaps PB...

Air Burundi?


 duck 



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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

PB as in short for Pacific Blue, code DJ. Air Burundi would be a big novelty at CHC.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2304 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 23):

Aye, but whats that to do with Scotland?  Wink



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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Not much. Sorry, this thread is also being read by people who want to travel BACK to Scotland. If Globespan does a 763 from CHC to EDI and it does actually operate as advertised, some of us will be happy.

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