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Old 24th Apr 2018, 08:53
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V12
 
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
Maybe they've worked out that it makes more money (loses less!) sat on the ground doing nothing...
The fact that it is a PSO route tells us that it is not a commercial proposition, so it is supported by we taxpayers. Does that make any of us feel good? Any other route ex Dundee would also be loss making, so would need more taxpayer . I guess someone has worked out that flying a empty plane to anywhere else daily isn't going to impress the taxpayer either.

Last time I looked there was a nice big well-connected international airport just an hour's drive south, which is not only commercial but from where fares are one helluva lot cheaper. It's not as if Tayside is an island. Most land-based inhabitants find being within an hour or so catchment area of an international airport is not grounds for local subsidy.
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