The scottish executive has announced that there is only enough money to finance the construction of a rail link at one of the countries airports. Edinburgh is favourite, with a proposed £100m scheme that will re-route the major lines past the airport, with an underground station. Glasgows scheme has not been decided on. the papers are quoting a £40m scheme to run a line in Glasgow central. BAA is not too happy with this, as it means anyone travelling further up scotland will need to cross over to the other station in glasgow. An alternative scheme to build a better railway link will cost £140m. there is a feasability study underway at the moment, with results due back in a few months over which scheme is the best to go with
Continental will upgrade the service to glasgow from a 757 to a 767. they are also meeting with EDI to discuss the possibility of a second service to EDI. this route was being discussed in the run up to sept 11, but due to the events of 911 talks were stopped. It was supposed to start in summer 2002, but with current talks expected to announce a decision within the next few weeks, it is unlikely to be until summer 2003 that the route will start.
A few of easyjets proposed 75 aircraft will operate new routes out of edi and gla to various european destinations, including: barcelona and southern spain, malaga, and paris orly (pending approval of slots)
EDI continues to grow
traffic at edi continued its strong growth, with passengers exceeding 6m. Traffic movements again increased at a higher rate than any other scottish airport (and most english too). A survey showed that Edinburgh was the second most popular tourist destination in the UK, second only to london, with glasgow coming in third.
thats all i can think of now, perhaps someone else willfill you in on anything else...