dogfighter2111
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Air Scotland, Update

Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:20 am


Hi,

Has anyone got any information on Air Scotland, where they are going (not destinations, how well they doin') i've not heard anything about them in ages.

Mike
 
dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:06 am

Just looking for anything
 
Horus
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:20 am

Well I have no info (sorry) but I hope they start flights to Egypt...well the owner is Egyptian, Mr Dhia Al-Ani.

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dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Tue Nov 09, 2004 9:48 am

Horus,

No doubt there will be flights to Eqypt soon, i saw a documentry about Air Scotland, it was on just after the airline started, so i knew he was Eqyptian
 
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:56 am

Dogfighter2111, you sound very confident about flights to Egypt...do they have any plans?

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dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:59 am


That's why i was asking about the future of the airline, but there are currently no flights that i know of leaving scotland for Egypt, but there are flights from LHR. I would like to see them setup more of the unusual routes.
 
Horus
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:20 am

Well BY started GLA-SSH (Sharm El Sheikh) flights last Thursday. The charter flights operate on a weekly basis with B757s.

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GLAGAZ
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:29 am

Air Scotland, to Egypt? I doubt it very much. Don't be greedy Horus, if you wish you can now fly from 2 destinations in Egypt to GLA. SSH for the Winter and Hurghada (sp) next Summer.

Mind you, FlyGlobespan's chairman did mention that once they get their new 738's Egypt could be a possible destination.

Air Scotland aren't doing much just now. Although I think they are trying to get flights from Scotland-Athens-Pakistan. Strange, but it might work.....
Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
 
dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:32 am

flyGlobespan arn't a good airline to fly, you could fly some of the same destinations with Air Scotland, and get a better flight.

Mike
 
ScottishLaddie
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:39 am

I disagree. I'd take Flyglobespan everytime.
 
by738
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:52 am

Ive had no problems with Fly Globespan. Care to elaborate on why FlyGlobespan "arn't a good airline to fly"
 
dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:56 am

With fly Globespan, you are only allowed 35kg TOTAL LUGGAGE, but
Air Scotland allow 40kg. Air Scotland's aircraft have a lot of legroom, where as you know how a Sardine feels with globespan. Air Scotland's food is much nicer aswell.

Mike
 
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:02 am

Obviously things can go wrong with any airline, but there is a higher chance with Air Scotland as they only operate the 1 aircraft, if it goes tech then the passengers are stuffed.
 
dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:04 am

I never knew they had only the one a/c, because earlier this year they had 2 757's and 1 767.
 
dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:07 am

You are right, i just checked and a flight arriving in GLA tonight has been cancelled.
 
Horus
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:08 am

Air Scotland, to Egypt? I doubt it very much. Don't be greedy Horus, if you wish you can now fly from 2 destinations in Egypt to GLA. SSH for the Winter and Hurghada (sp) next Summer.

GLAGAZ, it's nothing to do with 'greed'. Yes GLA-SSH services have started, and yes GLA-HRG is planned but don't you feel there is a missing destination...CAI?

I had no idea FlyGlobespan ordered (or leasing) B738s. When are they arriving?

Horus


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ScottishLaddie
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:09 am

I never knew they had only the one a/c, because earlier this year they had 2 757's and 1 767.

That was last summer when they were using aircraft from Air Holland, who now cease to exist. Now the one and only aircraft they use is a B752 from 'Greece Airways'.
 
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:10 am

I had no idea FlyGlobespan ordered (or leasing) B738s. When are they arriving?

They have ordered them(2) new from the factory, and should be arriving in the spring.

[Edited 2004-11-10 00:10:49]
 
dogfighter2111
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:12 am

fly Globespan is just channel express passenger services, it was channel express that founded the airline.
 
GLAGAZ
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:25 am

Greedy was used in a funny tone Horus.

SL, apparently its now 3 738's. FlyGlobespan is part of the globespan cooperation. It was they who started the airline wasn't it? Channel Express just operate some flights or something.
Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
 
by738
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:26 am

Channel Express did not found the airline. It was founded by Tom Dalrymple.
Please check facts first.
 
ScottishLaddie
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:27 am

it was channel express that founded the airline.

Not quite, it was parent company Globespan who 'founded' them. To begin Channex provided the lease for all their aircraft, they still do except for a couple of B733s which Flyglobespan have on their own AOC.
 
Horus
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:37 am

lol, GLAGAZ, I know you were only jokin  Laugh out loud

Thanks for the info ScottishLaddie


I hope Egyptian airlines re-start GLA services again. Up until now, the UK as a whole has been avoided due to the strong competition they faced from UK charter airlines.

AMC (Egypt's 2nd largest airline) in GLA a few years back


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GLAGAZ
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:41 am

Wouldn't mind going along to see Egypt Air at GLA  Smile They use A320's to a number of other Euro destinations.
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Horus
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RE: Air Scotland, Update

Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:58 am

GLAGAZ, I think MS could make a CAI-GLA route work, with a 3x weekly A320 service, but I think MAN would be the next UK destinations.

I was just looking at CAI's website and they show that MYT will operate a charter flight between GLA and CAI, on Sunday 30/01/05 (MYT6405). It arrives at 12:05, and departs at 00:35 (long layover). To be honest the whole thing looks abit strange. Could CAI be a stop on route to an African destination? Monarch's Mombasa flights sometimes stop in CAI.

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