I've flown over 30 times from EDI
, mainly to the outer isles, I don't see many long haul destinations being feasible, especially with Glasgow and less so Prestwick diluting matters.
What Scotland needs is a single main airport, EDI
would be the best bet, concentrate the medium/long haul there and you might get some good new routes. BMI
talked briefly about EDI
-New York with A332s a while back due to the high number of business passengers at EDI
compared to Glasgow, but nothing has come of that. Good links to Canada might be a possibility too, Scotland could well benefit from the 787 for those long thin routes, pay attention now Globespan/Air Scotland and we might finally see some good sustained routes, there's been so much talk past and present it would be nice to see something firm up in the future.
has good links to all the London airports which doesn't help, it's easy to go to/from LHR
which is a massive hub, but with talk of EDI
reaching 20 million passengers in the not too distant future, who knows what might be on the horizon.