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Scottish Aviation News - Winter 2009/2010  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4566 times:

Well, the Scottish scene has been VERY quiet recently, so let's take a look at some of the recent stories coming out of Scotland.

Starting off with Edinburgh Airport, which is now the country's busiest airport;

For summer 2010, FlyGlobespan will be offering a series of flights nonstop to Orlando Sanford, which is EDI's first Florida link since the days of Travel City Direct offering flights on a European 747-200. These flights will originate in GLA, thus operating GLA-EDI-SFB-EDI-GLA.

Jet2 have announced new routes to Dubrovnik and Faro for Summer 2010.

Glasgow;

For summer 2010, Kiss Flights are offering a new weekly flight to Dalaman operated by Saga Airlines.

T2 at GLA may become temporarily closed over this winter, which will see airlines such as Thomas Cook and easyJet relocate to T1. Apparently, according to a poster on Pprune, the easyJet station manager is not happy about this change.

A TAROM A310 has brought in the Unirea team to play Rangers tonight.

Aberdeen;

Eastern Airways have recently begun flights to Bergen. They are also expected to make some slight changes to their flights to Liverpool and Southampton.

FlyGlobespan have recently been using a 738 through ABZ iso the normal 73G.

A recent report into an incident involving an Eastern Airways flight has been released. Some details can be found at this link http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/Article.aspx/1431035?UserKey=

An RAF Tornado was forced to make an emergency landing at ABZ
http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/Article.aspx/1443726?UserKey=

Prestwick Airport;

Boeing's 747 Dreamlifters have recently started flying through PIK again.

HIAL;

Nothing major to report.
A Jet2 757-200 recently operated into RAF Lossiemouth with troops returning from Akrotiri in Cyprus


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4548 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
For summer 2010, FlyGlobespan will be offering a series of flights nonstop to Orlando Sanford, which is EDI's first Florida link since the days of Travel City Direct offering flights on a European 747-200. These flights will originate in GLA, thus operating GLA-EDI-SFB-EDI-GLA

Oh, that will be good. I'm assuming that'll be on the 767-300?
Will GLA-EDI-GLA be bookable either via the website or by phone, that could be a fun flight Big grin

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
T2 at GLA may become temporarily closed over this winter, which will see airlines such as Thomas Cook and easyJet relocate to T1. Apparently, according to a poster on Pprune, the easyJet station manager is not happy about this change

It's hardly a Terminal though. More like a portacabin with a few check-in desks. They should be happy as it's absolutely freezing cold in there, ALL the time  Sad

Interesting stuff there Kirky, ta  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4540 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 1):
Interesting stuff there Kirky, ta Smile

Forgot to mention, Continental are sending to EDI a Boeing 767-400ER on the CO36/37 tomorrow according to a.net user ScottishLaddie on his own forum



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4518 times:
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Hello

You forgot to mention that ABZ now has a lovely multi-storey car park. Ugly looking thing that spoils the look of the terminal from the distance.

Regards

Gary


User currently offlineBochora From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

On a somewhat off topic, albeit related field, does anyone know what frequency aircraft descending into GLA are talking to as they approach LANAK.
Is it TLA?

Frequency would be appreciated.
Thanks


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....09&month=oct&story=gen-en-201009-2

Now, do they mean GLA Glasgow, or PIK Glasgow?



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4383 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Starting off with Edinburgh Airport, which is now the country's busiest airport;

No the busiest airport in the country is London Heathrow. The busiest airport in Scotland is Edinburgh.  duck 

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
the easyJet station manager is not happy about this change.

I read they were happy enough to move but wanted to stay in T1 full time if they did move and not flip flop between the two.

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
They are also expected to make some slight changes to their flights to Liverpool and Southampton.

It's currently 3x daily Mon-Fri right? I took the evening LPL-ABZ J41 the other Friday and it was pleasantly surprising with prices akin to BMI Regional over at MAN. Total ABZ bound loads were 11 from SOU and 7 of us from LPL joining the flight.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4273 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Jet2 have announced new routes to Dubrovnik

Which seems to be replacing GSM, who are starting ABZ-Dubrovnik instead next summer



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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4177 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 6):
Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Starting off with Edinburgh Airport, which is now the country's busiest airport;

No the busiest airport in the country is London Heathrow.

I'll take the bait....

Why would anything to do with Heathrow appear in a SCOTTISH aviation thread? So the busiest airport in the country being discussed is EDI (and a far nicer airport to use than LHR!)

Back on topic....

Heard there were rumours about EK starting EDI service, any more on this?


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4141 times:



Quoting EDICHC (Reply 8):
I'll take the bait....

Muhaha!

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 8):
Why would anything to do with Heathrow appear in a SCOTTISH aviation thread? So the busiest airport in the country being discussed is EDI (and a far nicer airport to use than LHR!)

Because he said EDI was the busiest airport in the country which is false as the country EDI is in is 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland' along with LHR. So pfft!  Wink



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4127 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
Because he said EDI was the busiest airport in the country which is false as the country EDI is in is 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland' along with LHR. So pfft!

Well not in this thread it ain't!

To an Englishman, Scotland is a region...to Scots, even exiled ones like me, Scotland was, is and always will be a nation.  stirthepot   Wink


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3978 times:



Quoting EDICHC (Reply 10):

To an Englishman, Scotland is a region...to Scots, even exiled ones like me, Scotland was, is and always will be a nation. stirthepot Wink

And we shall rise again  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3890 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
Continental are sending to EDI a Boeing 767-400ER on the CO36/37 tomorrow according to a.net user ScottishLaddie on his own forum

Oh bugger off  Sad

I was down in the Borders for my aunt's birthday yesterday and therefore missed the bloody thing. That would have been nice, although where would they have parked it? Down on Block 30 since the 767-400 wing is too big to fit on any of the international contact gates?

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

It was parked on stand 18 and the inbound pax were bussed to immigration.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

Well, Ryanair have announced another new route from Edinburgh - Bordeaux!
http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1139153.php


They're wanting Alistair Darling to intervene over GARL:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/d...tervene_over_airport_rail_link.php

A new brand identity for GLA on the cards?
http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2009/1...-with-the-bridge-on-brand-identity

Oh, and Cimber Air started, and then finished after two flights, a route between Aberdeen and Billund. WTF?
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1459923?UserKey=



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, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3659 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14):
A new brand identity for GLA on the cards?
http://www.thedrum.co.uk/news/2009/1...ntity

Pure Dead? I just saved them a fortune!

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14):
Oh, and Cimber Air started, and then finished after two flights, a route between Aberdeen and Billund. WTF?
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Art...rKey=

cant imagine there's a lot of demand for Billund. bmi regional fly to Esbjerg, which isnt too far away



That'll teach you
User currently offlineVadheim From Norway, joined Jul 2000, 623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

New routes to Norway (winter 09/10):

Ryanair:
Edinburgh (EDI) - Oslo/Torp (TRF), 3 times weekly from 04.11.09
Edinburgh (EDI) - Haugesund/Helganes (HAU), 2 times weekly from 30.03.10

 Smile

Excisting routes to Norway (winter 09/10):

Eastern Airways:
Aberdeen (ABZ) - Oslo/Gardermoen (OSL), 3 times weekly
Aberdeen (ABZ) - Bergen/Flesland (BGO), 6 times weekly
Aberdeen (ABZ) - Stavanger/Sola (SVG), 14 times weekly

Norwegian:
Edinburgh (EDI) - Oslo/Gardermoen (OSL), 3 times weekly

Ryanair:
Glasgow (PIK) - Oslo/Torp (TRF), 4 times weekly

SAS Scandinavian:
Aberdeen (ABZ) - Stavanger/Sola (SVG), 12 times weekly

Widerøe:
Aberdeen (ABZ) - Bergen/Flesland (BGO), 14 times weekly
Aberdeen (ABZ) - Stavanger/Sola (SVG), 18 weekly


User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

BD are cutting some later evening flights LHR-GLA (8 cut to 7) and LHR-EDI (8 cut to 7) due to very low passenger numbers.

There's some discussion about this in the bmi Diamond Club forum of FlyerTalk, but from what I can understand last flight LHR-EDI most nights is BD62 dep. 1840 or 1850, last flight LHR-GLA is BD12 dep. 1920. Screws up a lot of inbound Star Alliance connections. There may be some exceptions on some days.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7152 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3324 times:



Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 17):
ast flight LHR-EDI most nights is BD62 dep. 1840 or 1850,

Thats a really early last flight, and requires a 16:30 meeting finish in London to get to the airport.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

bmi have discontinued the GLA/MAN service which now leaves flybe as the sole operator on the route.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7152 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3205 times:



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 19):
bmi have discontinued the GLA/MAN service which now leaves flybe as the sole operator on the route.

cue the calls for a name change from bmi to emi !



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3062 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 20):
cue the calls for a name change from bmi to emi !

Indeed. London Midland International  Yeah sure



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