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Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:45 am

Call for action on Glasgow Airport transport links

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-47054170

"Managing director Mark Johnston said the airport was the only one in Europe with road as its only means of access amid worsening congestion on the M8"

I don't know how true is this statement. The only one in Europe? I have been to many other airports in Eastern Europe which have only road transportation.

"The airport consultancy firm York Aviation also said the airport handled £3.5bn in global imports and exports in 2017 and that passenger numbers were projected to almost double from 9.7 million to 17 million a year."

Double from 9.7 mil to 17 mil in a year? Where did they get the figures from?

"Emirates is due to begin operating a Dubai service from Glasgow from April"

Journalist really need to check the fact before publishing.
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:10 am

I would add Bristol, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Exeter and Leeds Bradford.
 
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Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:14 am

xijiayu wrote:
"Emirates is due to begin operating a Dubai service from Glasgow from April"

Journalist really need to check the fact before publishing.


Did the BBC change this already? I read "As part of the investment into facilities, £8m is currently being invested to upgrade the airport ahead of Emirates operating a Dubai service - on the world's largest commercial aircraft, the A380 - from April."

The image caption says "Emirates will begin operating its A380 service from April"

I concede this could still be worded better!

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Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:31 am

sandyb123 wrote:
xijiayu wrote:
"Emirates is due to begin operating a Dubai service from Glasgow from April"

Journalist really need to check the fact before publishing.


Did the BBC change this already? I read "As part of the investment into facilities, £8m is currently being invested to upgrade the airport ahead of Emirates operating a Dubai service - on the world's largest commercial aircraft, the A380 - from April."

The image caption says "Emirates will begin operating its A380 service from April"

I concede this could still be worded better!

Sandyb123


They changed the image caption after I posted it here.
 
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Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:44 am

This is the original source of news for traffic projection, which says 17mil by 2040 (which is 21 years from now). I think this is more realistic, considering a drop in passenger traffic in 2018. It might still need to take one or two more years for GLA to reach 10 million passengers annually.

"Produced by economists York Aviation, the study also outlined that if Glasgow continues to grow as forecast in its Master Plan the airport would contribute £2.54 billion (GVA), support over 43,000 jobs and welcome 17 million passengers annually by 2040."

https://www.glasgowairport.com/media-ce ... -000-jobs/
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:48 am

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I would add Bristol, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Exeter and Leeds Bradford.


Leeds was operated for a number of years by a Loganair Saab 340 on behalf of Flybe, it was cut when their partnership ended. I do know that route would work as LBA management have been rumoured to want it back
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 am

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Is GLA taxiway layout ever going to get improved? It is really archaic (as is Manchester), how about a real parallel taxiway all along the runway?


What a random post. Are you referring to the fact that it is not exactly parallel? There isn't really anything wrong with it.
skipness1E wrote:
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Is GLA taxiway layout ever going to get improved? It is really archaic (as is Manchester), how about a real parallel taxiway all along the runway?

There is a parallel taxiway from one end to the other, what on Earth are you on about? It's nothing like MAN, you literally cannot get lost at GLA.


I see I have ruffled some Scottish feathers...
The taxiway is parallel only in the SW part, rest of it snaking between buildings.
Has to be a limitation on increasing ramp space and improving airside.
 
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Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:16 am

Hi All. Long time lurker and reader but first post, so be kind!
Happy to discover the GLA thread as it's my local airport. Does anyone know if there are any plans to remodel and improve/expand the International arrivals area? Arrived back from FNC two weeks ago and we were behind the evening Emirates arrival so pretty busy. I didn't have a huge problem with the wait given what was ahead of us (about 10-15 minutes) but the infrastructure is badly in need of improvment. It's basically like waiting in a corridor. It's hardly an impressive first glimpse of Glasgow for arriving passengers. The new security area introduced in departures a few years ago is great - a big improvement, and I'd like to see something similar in arrivals. I wondered if any of the $8M being spent for the A380 would find it's way to arrivals? I didn't see any signs of imminent construction while waiting in the queue. I sent an email to customer services at GLA but so far I have not received a response. If anyone has any additional information I'd be interested in hearing the news. Thanks!
 
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 am

Channex737 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
I would add Bristol, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Exeter and Leeds Bradford.


Leeds was operated for a number of years by a Loganair Saab 340 on behalf of Flybe, it was cut when their partnership ended. I do know that route would work as LBA management have been rumoured to want it back

Exeter and Cardiff are still operated by flybe ex-GLA, too, as is Bristol by easyJet.

I suspect what bennett123 meant was listing other European Airports reliant only on road links. (You can add East Midlands, also served ex-GLA by flybe, to that list too, incidentally).
 
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Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:16 pm

17 mill haha.

Only future growth in passenger ops will be if they decide enoughs enough at PIK and FR take those 500k passengers up the road, but it's just as possible that the PIK aircraft goes to EDI or elsewhere.
 
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Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:53 pm

It's not only journalists that should check fact's BBC 'Two Doors Down' "Manchester - that's where you fly to Dubai from" On a program that is supposed to be based in Glasgow!!!
 
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Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:59 pm

craig805 wrote:
Hi All. Long time lurker and reader but first post, so be kind!
Happy to discover the GLA thread as it's my local airport. Does anyone know if there are any plans to remodel and improve/expand the International arrivals area? Arrived back from FNC two weeks ago and we were behind the evening Emirates arrival so pretty busy. I didn't have a huge problem with the wait given what was ahead of us (about 10-15 minutes) but the infrastructure is badly in need of improvment. It's basically like waiting in a corridor. It's hardly an impressive first glimpse of Glasgow for arriving passengers. The new security area introduced in departures a few years ago is great - a big improvement, and I'd like to see something similar in arrivals. I wondered if any of the $8M being spent for the A380 would find it's way to arrivals? I didn't see any signs of imminent construction while waiting in the queue. I sent an email to customer services at GLA but so far I have not received a response. If anyone has any additional information I'd be interested in hearing the news. Thanks!



Work has been done to increase the area to queue in.. Space was taken from the bussing gates 27A,B,C reducing them to 2. The only other 'improvement' is to potentially increase the number of E Gates. Currently Border Force is making everyone with a chipped passport go through them except families with chilldren and Non-EU Pax.
 
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Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:29 pm

Many thanks. The E gates seemed to be working well and were both easy to use and pretty quick in the execution of clearing passengers.
 
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Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:54 am

Glasgow Airport passenger numbers fell by 250 000 ib 2018 according to this https://centreforaviation.com/news/glas ... 018-876459
 
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:37 am

Given the Scottish budget last week I am amazed that the government is still propping up Prestwick Airport with Taxpayers money whilst Glasgow continues to fall in numbers (I am not saying that is the only reason). Time to let Prestwick go the way of the dodo, it would have done years ago if commercial forces were the only contributing factor.

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Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:39 am

Link to previous thread:

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Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:29 am

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It's not only journalists that should check fact's BBC 'Two Doors Down' "Manchester - that's where you fly to Dubai from" On a program that is supposed to be based in Glasgow!!!


You may have missed the intended irony of that comment ? A subtle dig at the passenger leakage from GLA to the likes of MAN and EDI, aided and abetted by the direct MAN train service operated from Glasgow Central by TransPennine Express. There is I suspect a large number of potential GLA passengers who have no idea they can fly to Dubai or that other transcontinental services are available.
 
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Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:55 pm

First of the 3 new airbridges has been installed at gate 30.
 
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:33 pm

[quote="xijiayu"]Call for action on Glasgow Airport transport links

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-47054170

"Managing director Mark Johnston said the airport was the only one in Europe with road as its only means of access amid worsening congestion on the M8"[quote]

Needs to get out more, there are several others, including Dublin Airport - long served by air from Glasgow.
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Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:21 pm

Some news for GLA:

1) Virgin Atlantic introduce additional capacity from Glasgow to Orlando in winter 2019. Now VS have flights to Orlando from March until end of December 2019. Will VS start year-round flights from GLA instead of seasonal?

https://www.glasgowairport.com/media-ce ... w-airport/

2) Loganair start up to 3x daily flights from GLA to SEN from 28 May. Flights are available for booking now from £39.99 one way.
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:31 pm

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Some news for GLA:

1) Virgin Atlantic introduce additional capacity from Glasgow to Orlando in winter 2019. Now VS have flights to Orlando from March until end of December 2019. Will VS start year-round flights from GLA instead of seasonal?



Unless they reduce the stupidly high prices.. then no. Still far, far cheaper to go via London,Manchester or Dublin than fly direct with VS.
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:48 pm

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Given the Scottish budget last week I am amazed that the government is still propping up Prestwick Airport with Taxpayers money whilst Glasgow continues to fall in numbers (I am not saying that is the only reason). Time to let Prestwick go the way of the dodo, it would have done years ago if commercial forces were the only contributing factor.

Sandyb123

I might be wrong, but Prestwick will be down to about 6 routes next winter. Whats the point of keeping an airport open at a loss of millions each year for the sake of ryanair stag and hen doos to the med?
 
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Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:04 pm

6 passenger flights maybe. But how much freight is handled at PIK, how many fuel stops etc does the airport handle ?

I’m sure on the face of it the passenger numbers don’t justify the airfield, but that’s not always the answer to the question


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Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:21 pm

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6 passenger flights maybe. But how much freight is handled at PIK, how many fuel stops etc does the airport handle ?

I’m sure on the face of it the passenger numbers don’t justify the airfield, but that’s not always the answer to the question

cs


Perhaps, but the point was it was bought by the government for £1 to prop up the Ayrshire economy. Given that it was 5 years ago and in the intervening time almost every pax flight has been cancelled or rerouted to GLA or EDI doesn’t look great.

Interestingly the government does have the airport ‘up for sale’ but despite 23 approaches none have ever born fruit.

Granted there are freight flights (and still some military??) but the direct benefit to the local economy is negligible.

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Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:22 am

jomur wrote:
xijiayu wrote:
Some news for GLA:

1) Virgin Atlantic introduce additional capacity from Glasgow to Orlando in winter 2019. Now VS have flights to Orlando from March until end of December 2019. Will VS start year-round flights from GLA instead of seasonal?



Unless they reduce the stupidly high prices.. then no. Still far, far cheaper to go via London,Manchester or Dublin than fly direct with VS.


Considering that VS are extending the season of Glasgow to Orlando from March to December, that's ten months of the year and only two months short of being year round so I wouldn't be too quick to remark on VS not ever operating GLA-MCO year round.

Even other transatlantic routes see schedule amendments during the quieter months of January and February yet are still classed as year round routes.

Regarding your comment ''Unless they reduce the stupidly high prices''.

What price would you like VS to offer as it's obviously not deterring many from flying direct from Glasgow to Orlando if VS are extending the service to a 'nearly' year round service.

VS Glasgow to Orlando is very much dependant on Virgin Holidays and it is this growth that is helping expand the route not necessarily individuals booking seat only.

If those individuals don't want to pay the ''stupidly high prices'' then they can always find a cheaper flight through a non direct and more inconvenient way.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:39 am

The prices are stupidly high and yet the market still pays them. Orlando has always done well for VS, used to see 3 x daily B744 out of Gatters some days, MAN and LGW remain about twice daily. When you’re off on hols with the we’ans, you really do pay a wee bit more to avoid the risk of misconnecting and keeping it simple.
Be interesting to see how the new A350s shake the dynamics of the market up a bit.
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:29 pm

CAA released figures for January 2019 and GLA continue with the decline in passenger number, from 579,990 in Jan 2018 to 526,761.
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:34 pm

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CAA released figures for January 2019 and GLA continue with the decline in passenger number, from 579,990 in Jan 2018 to 526,761.


Again more due with the withdrawal of the Ryanair flights than anything else.
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:09 pm

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xijiayu wrote:
CAA released figures for January 2019 and GLA continue with the decline in passenger number, from 579,990 in Jan 2018 to 526,761.


Again more due with the withdrawal of the Ryanair flights than anything else.


I think EK's decision to fly from EDI to DXB also have impacted the passenger numbers of their own flights from GLA. CAA statistic shows that since EK commenced EDI flights from 1st Oct last year, the passenger numbers between GLA and DXB have also declined.

Passenger numbers (vs previous year)
January 2019 36,338 (40,154)
December 2018 35,153 (41,209)
November 2018 32,490 (38,057)
October 2018 35,335 (40,998)
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:17 pm

xijiayu wrote:
jomur wrote:
xijiayu wrote:
CAA released figures for January 2019 and GLA continue with the decline in passenger number, from 579,990 in Jan 2018 to 526,761.


Again more due with the withdrawal of the Ryanair flights than anything else.


I think EK's decision to fly from EDI to DXB also have impacted the passenger numbers of their own flights from GLA. CAA statistic shows that since EK commenced EDI flights from 1st Oct last year, the passenger numbers between GLA and DXB have also declined.

Passenger numbers (vs previous year)
January 2019 36,338 (40,154)
December 2018 35,153 (41,209)
November 2018 32,490 (38,057)
October 2018 35,335 (40,998)


Just to clarify these are numbers on the EK from GLA? If soo an average of 130 pax a day swapping to the EDI flight doesn’t warrant an (almost) daily 777 at EDI.

I guess there is some freight uplift but where is EK getting the other pax from to fill the 777 at EDI.

Also I am intrigued that EK is upgrading the GLA daytime departure to the A380. I understand that is to deal with capacity in the fleet and restrictions in DXB but it is at the same time they are Canabilising their own market at GLA.

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Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:19 am

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xijiayu wrote:
jomur wrote:

Again more due with the withdrawal of the Ryanair flights than anything else.


I think EK's decision to fly from EDI to DXB also have impacted the passenger numbers of their own flights from GLA. CAA statistic shows that since EK commenced EDI flights from 1st Oct last year, the passenger numbers between GLA and DXB have also declined.

Passenger numbers (vs previous year)
January 2019 36,338 (40,154)
December 2018 35,153 (41,209)
November 2018 32,490 (38,057)
October 2018 35,335 (40,998)


Just to clarify these are numbers on the EK from GLA? If soo an average of 130 pax a day swapping to the EDI flight doesn’t warrant an (almost) daily 777 at EDI.

I guess there is some freight uplift but where is EK getting the other pax from to fill the 777 at EDI.

Also I am intrigued that EK is upgrading the GLA daytime departure to the A380. I understand that is to deal with capacity in the fleet and restrictions in DXB but it is at the same time they are Canabilising their own market at GLA.

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Yes, those are numbers between GLA and DXB, where EK is the sole operator.

EK started flying to EDI at the same time that EY suspended their EDI-AUH route. When you compare EK's numbers with EY's number the previous year, some passengers might have swapped to EK or QR flights after EY's suspension. EK's EDI route is performing well not only drawing passengers from EY, but perhaps also from their own GLA flights.

EK's numbers on EDI/ DXB route since October last year as below:

EK's DXB (vs EY's AUH on previous year)
Jan 2019 - 13,443 (9,540)
Dec 2018 - 16,140 (9,583)
Nov 2018 - 11,084 (7,835)
Oct 2018 - 13,341 (9,194)

At the same time, QR's numbers had also increased (vs previous year)

Jan 2019 - 12,942 (11,613)
Dec 2018 - 13,184 (12,121)
Nov 2018 - 10,485 (8,600)
Oct 2018 - 12,302 (10,216)
 
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:55 am

Glasgow Airport is ready for A380 this Tuesday. Wonder if they could do a live on youtube.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47894462
 
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:15 pm

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Glasgow Airport is ready for A380 this Tuesday. Wonder if they could do a live on youtube.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47894462

Must have been a slow news day at the BBC.

What a huge article over the opening of a jet bridge! :D

I do wonder if the A380 is a precursor to reducing the frequency down to 1 daily A380 and switching the evening flight to another destination.

Back on topic, hopefully the weather is nice for the spotters tomorrow. :smile:
 
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:38 pm

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I do wonder if the A380 is a precursor to reducing the frequency down to 1 daily A380 and switching the evening flight to another destination.


Well the twice daily 77W is 'reduced' to once daily 380 while DXB has one Runway closed, but is scheduled to return to 1 77W and one 380 once the Runway reopens, with twice daily 77W currently scheduled to resume for the Winter 19/20 Schedule, so I can't see GLA being reduced to just a daily 380.
 
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:22 am

A6-EOF in blue expo 2020 livery is scheduled to make the first regular A380 service to GLA today, arriving as EK25 at 1945L approx.
 
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:35 am

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cornishsimon wrote:
6 passenger flights maybe. But how much freight is handled at PIK, how many fuel stops etc does the airport handle ?

I’m sure on the face of it the passenger numbers don’t justify the airfield, but that’s not always the answer to the question

cs


Perhaps, but the point was it was bought by the government for £1 to prop up the Ayrshire economy. Given that it was 5 years ago and in the intervening time almost every pax flight has been cancelled or rerouted to GLA or EDI doesn’t look great.

Interestingly the government does have the airport ‘up for sale’ but despite 23 approaches none have ever born fruit.

Granted there are freight flights (and still some military??) but the direct benefit to the local economy is negligible.

Sandyb123


What PIK contributes to the local economy can also be measured out with the realm of passenger figures alone. The airfield supports long haul freight operations, aerospace industry, maintainence, military traffic and a Coastguard search and rescue base, to name but some of the non passenger based activities. Personally I think they will call time on passenger operations and mothball the terminal sooner rarther than later. An aging, dated pax facilty is no longer required, especially one so close to GLA and EDI too for that matter.
 
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:22 am

Boston is sort of mirroring GLA with the EK 380. Ours starts 1 June and is also kind of weird in that it runs just through September. But they bring it back for services December through January.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:40 am

EK25 is flown by the A380 as of today like what other says. But EK27 is cancelled during this DXB runway maintenance period.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:18 am

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Boston is sort of mirroring GLA with the EK 380. Ours starts 1 June and is also kind of weird in that it runs just through September. But they bring it back for services December through January.


We could do with reinstating that old GLA-BOS route too actually.
 
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:25 am

Successful first service and quite a crowd turned out to see it too.

BBC News - 'Superjumbo' lands safely at Glasgow Airport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... t-47954910
 
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:10 am

Good to see A380 making regular service between GLA and DXB (despite only for 5.5 months). This is in fact some positive news for GLA amid route cutting/ withdrawal by other airlines and drop in passenger volume. Hopefully, EK will soon make A380 service a year round.
 
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Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:01 am

All flights suspended at GLA. Anyone knows what happened?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48106068
 
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:04 am

Does not seem serious, aircraft now departing and arriving, 11:00am
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Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 am

Security alert on an inbound Easyjet flight according to the BBC now, a suspicious package apparently.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48106068

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Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:29 am

I noticed inbound flights in various holding patterns on FR24 then it came on the BBC News. Yes a suspicious package on the inbound EasyJet flight from Gatwick. It will be interesting to hear how this occured and if it ties in with the 'disgruntled insider' theory in relation to the Gatwick drones incidents ?
 
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Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm

March 2019 figures are released and GLA continues its decline in passenger volume, from 665,079 (Mar 2018) to 646,968. The passenger volume for first three months of 2019 is 1,707,367, with BRS not far behind at 1,666,954. Could GLA be overtaken by BRS soon?
 
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Mon May 27, 2019 3:32 pm

Well the boom in legacy LH Germany to GLA didn't last long...
LH FRA - down to less than daily W19
LH FRA - S19 no A321's scheduled
LH MUC - scrapped for W19
and of course Eurowings DUS gone from S19
Could we be seeing a repeat of history or just a winter blip?
 
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Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon May 27, 2019 7:22 pm

EDI is taking the traffic, I fear that GLA doesnt become a leisure airport.
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Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue May 28, 2019 9:37 am

Disappointed to see LH scrap MUC and reduce FRA frequency. I was on GLA-MUC at the end of March and return from FRA in early April this year. Both flights operated by A319 and GLA-MUC was near 100% load, but less than 40% from FRA to GLA.

Anyone knows if we have Korean Air charter flights this summer from Seoul? The GLA summer is usually busy, but it is pretty quiet so far.
 
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Re: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue May 28, 2019 10:48 am

by738 wrote:
Well the boom in legacy LH Germany to GLA didn't last long...
LH FRA - down to less than daily W19
LH FRA - S19 no A321's scheduled
LH MUC - scrapped for W19
and of course Eurowings DUS gone from S19
Could we be seeing a repeat of history or just a winter blip?


No, I think we're seeing the effects of the same flights being offered at EDI for £100 or so less than can be offered at GLA. Quite why that disparity exists is anyone's guess of course and we have all speculated already. The question of 'level playing fields ?' has been bandied about too. GLA either rolls its sleeves up and competes it's butt back into contention or withers away to 1970's traffic levels and parochial standing. Of course it's also possible to speculate as to whether or not the EDI bubble will burst either through over expansion or an inability to expand enough or quickly enough, in which case the 50 miles away facility at Abbotsinch may stand to benefit. Is there any reason for EDI to hang onto it's freight services for example when the freight itself is rarely specific to Edinburgh and a considerable amount travels by road from other areas of Scotland ?

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