LGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 2):
Agree, got in from the US this morning at North Terminal found it a very pleasant experience.
Yeah the North looks really modern, at times I keep forgetting it's LGW (well not literally haha, you know what I mean though). Also it somehow makes me think of terminal 5 at LHR with all the glass etc.. And the South is getting there, I have yet to try it yet but the new security bit is supposed to be really quick getting you airside now.
damian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 242 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1848 times:
Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 9): Edinburgh over the last decade really seems to be moving ahead of Glasgow, and I'd imagine that BAA would be happy to keep EDI and let GLA go.
Maybe, but a sale of EDI would in all likelihood generate more money for BAA, and EDI would be a more attractive buy for the reason you have mentioned. At the end of the day, selling EDI would put more money into the BAA coffers to spend at LHR, the only airport BAA really cares about.
LH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 452 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1729 times:
Quoting bobnwa (Reply 12): Spent many good days there when NW started flying there in 70's
If you visited inside the terminal building today - there are parts that would make you think you had stepped back in time to the 70's haha. I remember flying PIK-JFK in the 80's with NW (and were still called NW Orient) - and before they moved up the road to GLA with NW35/34 to /from BOS. Those were the days!
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2020 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1339 times:
Quoting damian (Reply 10): Maybe, but a sale of EDI would in all likelihood generate more money for BAA, and EDI would be a more attractive buy for the reason you have mentioned. At the end of the day, selling EDI would put more money into the BAA coffers to spend at LHR, the only airport BAA really cares about.
And a new owner of EDI might actually compete even harder with a BAA-owned GLA, further weakening that airport and reducing value.
Once STN and GLA/EDI have been disposed of, would there be any reason BAA couldn't look at adding another regional airport elsewhere in the UK? For example, if BAA were reduced to LHR, SOU, EDI and ABZ, and say NCL or BRS came up for sale, would the authorities be unhappy if BAA made a move for that airport?