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Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:05 pm

So, not had a thread about Scottish Aviation recently, so where to start...

Glasgow:
Aer Lingus to increase GLA-DUB flights to 3 x Daily with the middle flight being opped by an A321 (!!)
Rumours are abound that VS will increase the number of GLA-MCO flights next summer
Zoom has added an extra weekly GLA-YYZ flight

Edinburgh:
Jet2 adding a weekly flight to Avignon
GSM are having a few problems from the EDI base with a/c going tech recently, a MapJet MD83 has been brought in temporarily
GSM have also put EDI-TFS on sale for winter 07/08, 2 X weekly.
GSM have also announced plans to base 4 B737-700s at EDI, whether this replaces the 733s and 736s?

Aberdeen:
Not much to note afaik.

HIAL:
As Aberdeen

General:
Rumours abound that FlyGlobespan have 737-900ERs on order!

Anyone know more?
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:24 pm

GLA-TFS is on sale for the winter with GSM, daily as usual.

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
GSM are having a few problems from the EDI base with a/c going tech recently, a MapJet MD83 has been brought in temporarily

I think "a few" is an understatement!

There is never much to talk about in regards to Scottish aviation except for GSM sadly. Although EDI-MUC and EDI-MAD did start with easyJet recently. With DTM and MXP to follow in May. A short GLA-IBZ program will start in June.

GLA should be changing it's security arrangements shortly to a single area just after check-in if i remember correctly. My latest update was that work was due to start in October, but I'm not too sure on that.

Gaz

p.s. The Irish thread seems to go through about 100 posts per day! So surely we can try and compete :P
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:58 pm

Do you think EDI could have a daily Air Canada operation to Toronto? Is there much business between these two cities?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:05 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 2):
Do you think EDI could have a daily Air Canada operation to Toronto?

Probably not.

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 2):
Is there much business between these two cities?

Canada-Scotland market is mainly confined tothe West Coast, i.e. Glasgow and the Highlands, although EDI will have 2 weekly flights to Canada this summer.
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:35 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 3):
although EDI will have 2 weekly flights to Canada this summer.

Will this be with Air Transat?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:42 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 4):
Will this be with Air Transat?

1 with Air Transat, the other with FlyGlobespan
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:55 pm

Air Canada just recently pulled their YYZ-GLA service, blaming competition from low cost airlines.

This summer will see:

flyGlobespan

GLA-YHM daily (738W/757)
GLA-YVR 2x weekly (767)
GLA-YYC weekly (767)

Zoom

GLA-YYZ 2x weekly (767)
GLA-YVR 2x weekly (767)
GLA-YYC weekly (767)
GLA-YHZ weekly (767)
GLA-YOW weekly (767)

Thomas Cook

GLA-YYZ 4x weekly peak summer (757)

Air Transat

GLA-YYZ weekly (A310)
GLA-YYR weekly (A330)
GLA-YYC weekly (A330)

I think thats it.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:57 pm

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 6):
GLA-YHM daily (738W/757)

I thought that had been reduced to 5 x weekly?
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:05 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
I thought that had been reduced to 5 x weekly?

Appears to be 6x weekly so that an aircraft can position GLA-DUB on Friday to operate DUB-SNN-YHM.

Gaz

[Edited 2007-04-07 16:07:28]
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:11 pm

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 6):
Air Canada just recently pulled their YYZ-GLA service, blaming competition from low cost airlines.

This summer will see:

flyGlobespan

GLA-YHM daily (738W/757)
GLA-YVR 2x weekly (767)
GLA-YYC weekly (767)

Zoom

GLA-YYZ 2x weekly (767)
GLA-YVR 2x weekly (767)
GLA-YYC weekly (767)
GLA-YHZ weekly (767)
GLA-YOW weekly (767)

Thomas Cook

GLA-YYZ 4x weekly peak summer (757)

Air Transat

GLA-YYZ weekly (A310)
GLA-YYR weekly (A330)
GLA-YYC weekly (A330)

I think thats it.

Gaz

With all these 1 x/2 x weekly flights by different airlines, it makes it so difficult for a passenger to book a trip to Canada using the same airline, if say, they only wanted to go for 3 of 4 days.

Surely it would be simpler if ONE airline, for example, Air Canada, operated daily to Toronto, 4 x weekly to Vancouver and 3 x weekly to Montreal or Calgary?

- This gives the passenger much more flexibility;
- Allows for good connections through these 3/4 hubs to the rest of Canada;
- They can fly THERE and BACK with the same airline (which makes booking the flight a lot easier!);
- Passenger does not have to connect through Heathrow.

Anyone agree??
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:13 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 9):

A lot of these flights are operated on behalf of tour ops like Globespan, Canadian Affair and Thomas Cook.
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:17 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
A lot of these flights are operated on behalf of tour ops like Globespan, Canadian Affair and Thomas Cook.

TCX and TSC are both flying for Canadian Affair. Globespan don't exist anymore do they? Atleast not in the same way as last year.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:21 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 10):
A lot of these flights are operated on behalf of tour ops like Globespan, Canadian Affair and Thomas Cook.

Your point being? I can see thats the current state at the moment. What I am trying to say is, there is no airline flying from Scotland to Canada which allows you to connect in Canada, instead of Heathrow.

Air Transat, FlyGlobespan, MyTravel and Thomas Cook are all airlines concentrated on the leisure and O&D markets. None of them allow for easy connections once you have landed in Canada.

Airports like Glasgow and Edinburgh need Air Canada to stay, so passengers can benefit from easy connections and flexibility once landed in Canada!
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:52 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 12):
Airports like Glasgow and Edinburgh need Air Canada to stay, so passengers can benefit from easy connections and flexibility once landed in Canada!

Perhaps if AC's YYT-LHR A319 service does well, they may consider adding an A319 service to Scotland.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:01 am

YYZ-Scotland could be too far for an A319
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:06 am

Quote:
The A319 has the exceptional range of 3,700 nm/6,850 km to offer true transcontinental non-stop capability, whether routes are primarily business travel or leisure and holiday travel.

The data displayed refers to TYPICAL seating configurations and maximum range.

YYZ-GLA 5299km according to great circle.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:25 am

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Aberdeen:
Not much to note afaik.

GSM are going from once to twice weekly on TFS this winter

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 2):
Do you think EDI could have a daily Air Canada operation to Toronto? Is there much business between these two cities?

Daily would be way to much, though I do think EDI-Toronto area is underserved and in summer 3/4 flights a week could be sustained along with a once weekly flight in winter. GSM with their B752's would be ideal to add the extra flights
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Aberdeen:
Not much to note afaik

BD's new routes to Brussels and Kristiansand
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:20 am

Glasgow is on the booking engine of new Bangladeshi start up Royal Bengal Airlines while Shaheen Air are also interested in GLA according to posts on another forum.

Personally I would treat both of these airlines with caution until they actually touch down on the runway but at least these airlines are considering Glasgow
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:54 am

Sterling is returning to EDI in May with a 2x weekly CPH service. They will also launch a new 2 x weekly summer service from ARN to EDI in June.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:01 am

Apparently there were rumours that if EDI could extend the runway a lot, JAL were goin to do a tokyo- EDI for all the jap tourists we get in the summer!

Wont happen for a while but would be cool to see a nice JAL colours in at EDI.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:08 am

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 9):
With all these 1 x/2 x weekly flights by different airlines, it makes it so difficult for a passenger to book a trip to Canada using the same airline, if say, they only wanted to go for 3 of 4 days.

Surely it would be simpler if ONE airline, for example, Air Canada, operated daily to Toronto, 4 x weekly to Vancouver and 3 x weekly to Montreal or Calgary?

This has pretty much always been the way with UK - Canada services, except LHR. AC's YYZ - MAN service has been operating only during the high peak season for a few years, and this is constraint of flights to Canada from regional UK cities.....it's an extremely seasonal market.

The last time I went to Ontario was in Jan 1999, and during that particular winter there was a weekly Canada3000 757 operating YYZ-MAN-GLA-MAN. Things have picked up since then. Throughout the 90s, VFR traffic between the UK and Canada contracted as fewer people emigrated between the two.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:09 pm

Seems to me Scotland should have its own international carrier. Perhaps some enterprising entrepeneur might try leasing a passel of L-1011s and giving it a go.

Ya think?
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:39 pm

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 22):
Seems to me Scotland should have its own international carrier. Perhaps some enterprising entrepeneur might try leasing a passel of L-1011s and giving it a go.

Ya think?

 rotfl 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:54 pm

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 22):
Seems to me Scotland should have its own international carrier. Perhaps some enterprising entrepeneur might try leasing a passel of L-1011s and giving it a go.

Ya think?

Arbil and Baghdad sound good to me. Perhaps via STN initially though. Toronto, Havana and Miami could also be possibilities.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:58 pm

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 24):
Arbil and Baghdad sound good to me. Perhaps via STN initially though. Toronto, Havana and Miami could also be possibilities.

I think he may have been meaning a certain "Ceilidh" who is now in jail  Wink
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:03 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 25):
I think he may have been meaning a certain "Ceilidh" who is now in jail

http://www.uk-airport-news.info/stansted-airport-news-090505.htm

Ahh those were the days when we could dream Big grin 2x L1011-500's based at Glasgow flying to Iraq, superb!

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:26 pm

Or Caledonian Wings operating a fleet of ex Delta L1011s to worldwide destinations from Prestwick
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:50 pm

Does anyone know what the status is with Oban and the Island Air Service to Coll and Colonsay?

Last that I heard Argyll and Bute Council were having problems with CAA certification of the new runway at Connel as they had just sent in the local highways department to lay some tarmac!

Also the runways on Colonsay and Coll can only be operated by BN Islander as they are so short?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:42 am

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 22):
Seems to me Scotland should have its own international carrier.

Bring back Air Ecosse, I say !
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:29 am

Does anyone know if Loganair are having any particular problems with their SF3s at the moment? There seems to quite a lot of cancelled/badly delayed flights these days.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:44 pm

Heya,

I was just searching for flights in September for EDI-LHR and I came across an interesting flight. It was displaying the following flights:


06:30 # EDI - LHR # A321 (Operated by bmi)
18:30 # LHR - EDI # A321 (Operated by bmi)
20:50 # LHR - EDI # A321 (Operated by bmi)


I am just wondering if this an error, or have bmi indeed scheduled A321's to operate these flights?

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:13 am

reported in a scottish travel agency newsletter:

Northwest Airlines is likely to resume non-stop service between the
USA and Scotland in the summer of 2008 with flights operating between
their new World Gateway in Detroit and Glasgow. A service to
Edinburgh could also be an option.

Northwest pulled out of Scotland in 1996 when they closed the Glasgow
to Boston daily DC10 service in favour of sending passengers over
Amsterdam. While the Scottish transatlantic service had been
profitable, NWA felt they could make better use of their resources by
concentrating traffic through Amsterdam.

Lets hope they do make a comeback to scotland. Do NW have any plans to use 757s across the pond?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:20 am

Judging by the article it would seem a DTW-GLA is very likely. NW were extremely close to returning to GLA for this summer but in the end decided against it.

It would go some way to replacing the GLA-ORD service which we lost when AA stopped after last summer. But i can't see GLA-PHL and GLA-DTW doing too well against each other. Unless very heavily advertised. Although I'd love to be proved wrong.

VS will return to GLA again in 2008. Offering 8 flights to MCO instead of the 6 this year. The 2 additional flights will come at Easter time.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Anything intersting happening in the north? ABZ, INV and the isles etc?

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:10 pm

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 33):
Anything intersting happening in the north? ABZ, INV and the isles etc?

ABZ runway extension due to begin at the end of the summer season. From what I have heard there will almost certainly be an ABZ-IAH service for next summer, possibly with two airlines operating the route!
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:47 pm

Does anyone else think that we could maybe see more VS services in the medium-term if this 787 order comes off?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:17 pm

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 35):
Does anyone else think that we could maybe see more VS services in the medium-term if this 787 order comes off?

Yes! But I'll get told off for giving a one word answer, so I'll just say this too.

Although I don't know where VS would operate a 787 to, definitely MCO and JFK, SFO or LAX?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:55 pm

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 35):
Does anyone else think that we could maybe see more VS services in the medium-term if this 787 order comes off?

There is certainly hope as this order shows they are moving towards thinner markets. Which GLA for instance certainly is. Hopefully the "toe in the water" flights to MCO this year and next will encourage VS to expand their operation here.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:21 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 34):
there will almost certainly be an ABZ-IAH service for next summer, possibly with two airlines operating the route!

Is there really that much demand between these two cities? I know there is an extensive oil industry but is that really enough to sustain a service, let alone two airlines? Im guessing Continental & FlyGlobespan?

Quoting MainMAN (Reply 36):
Although I don't know where VS would operate a 787 to, definitely MCO and JFK, SFO or LAX?

I would think they would expand into the Caribbean too. There is a lot of leisure traffic from GLA. Perhaps services to Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:31 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 38):
Is there really that much demand between these two cities? I know there is an extensive oil industry but is that really enough to sustain a service, let alone two airlines? Im guessing Continental & FlyGlobespan?

If you can fill a first class cabin every flight in each direction then who gives a toss about the rest of the plane? :P

Seriously...I think ABZ-IAH would do well. Two airlines is maybe pushing it a bit though. I don't think it should be daily either, atleast not initially.

Gaz

[Edited 2007-04-24 16:31:24]
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:40 pm

Quoting Tonforty (Reply 30):
Does anyone know if Loganair are having any particular problems with their SF3s at the moment? There seems to quite a lot of cancelled/badly delayed flights these days.

Did not think that they had operated the SF3 for several years. Until recently their fleet comprised 2 340As, 11 340Bs, 2 DHC-6s and 2 BN2Bs. But I believe that one on the BN2Bs (G-BLNJ) was sold in Spain last January to Panhispanica Digital. So is this the cause of the cancellations and delays? And are they substituting a Twin Otter on some of the former BN2 Northern Isles flights?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:47 am

I would expect NW 752 service from Detroit to

Dublin
Birmingham
Glasgow
Manchester

for S08.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:51 am

Quoting HUYfan (Reply 41):
I would expect NW 752 service from Detroit to

Dublin
Birmingham
Glasgow
Manchester

I would hope. Aren't Northwests B757s undergoing a refurbishment? What will this include? The new interior? Or just the seats?
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:55 am

How is DL's EDI-ATL service doing?
When I flew them both flights were 100% in both classes but i'm thinking because it was easter, the loads were higher.
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting EK77W (Reply 43):
How is DL's EDI-ATL service doing?
When I flew them both flights were 100% in both classes but i'm thinking because it was easter, the loads were higher.

Econmy reasonable, business class desperate, for now.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:03 am

Quoting EK77W (Reply 43):
How is DL's EDI-ATL service doing?

I'm not 100% sure - however a quick look at the CAA's provisional airport statistics website should be able to help you.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:12 am

Quoting EK77W (Reply 43):
How is DL's EDI-ATL service doing?

Loads weren't particularly high in the winter, Febuary being the worst month when they dropped as low as 45%, although US-Scotland is a highly seasonal market and this being a new service it wasn't too surprising. But with demand picking up again (as your experience proves) flights will be busy if last summer was anything to go by when flights were overbooked on a semi-regular basis and a lot of cargo was getting carried.
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:31 am

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 46):
But with demand picking up again (as your experience proves)

I think all tx flights over Easter will have been very full.

DL did appear to have a great start with ATL-EDI last summer. But the winter performance seems to have been poor judging by load factors and J class bookings posted on another website.

But it is still in the first year of operation so DL will persevere to see if they can steal pax from CO or more importantly BA.

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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:16 am

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 38):
Is there really that much demand between these two cities? I know there is an extensive oil industry but is that really enough to sustain a service, let alone two airlines? Im guessing Continental & FlyGlobespan?

The business demand between these cities is huge, the oil companies are not scared to fork out on flights. The premium sections of the flights will do extremely well, and im sure the back sections will do ok if the price is right too.

You will either see a single 767 service, or a 767 + A319/737 in all business config on the route next year.

On another note, Prestwick today plaid host to the 747-LCF, an AN124 and an IL76. A pretty interesting day for the spotters. Some pics at http://www.taxiwayalpha.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4043
 
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RE: Scottish Aviation Thread: April 2007

Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:18 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 48):
On another note, Prestwick today plaid host to the 747-LCF, an AN124 and an IL76. A pretty interesting day for the spotters. Some pics at http://www.taxiwayalpha.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4043

And there was also an A380 flying about over Scotland as well  Wink
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Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos