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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:42
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I agree the east is growing faster than the west but greater Glasgow has a population of 1.2m whereas Edinburgh has a population of under 0.5m.
I suppose it all depends which of the two is more convienient for transport, parking costs, general facilities etc.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 11:18
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Greater Glasgow has the much bigger population than Edinburgh, but it's the regional and secondary catchment that Edinburgh is well positioned for. It also benefits from ABZ being north of the city as well as GLA being to the west. After Edinburgh its immediate catchment is a decent size. Fife, Borders, Lothians, Tayside, Central Scotland and ideal also for sections of Lanarkshire and north of Dundee.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 12:10
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I have a cousin who lives in Lenzie, which I would assume is part of the 1.2million. He uses Edinburgh because the road access, via M80/M876/M9 is a reasonably reliable journey at any time of day, while the M80/M8 over the Kingston Bridge is often a nightmare.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 13:35
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I have family in Edinburgh, but i always compare prices, times etc between EDI & GLA as it takes only one hour to travel east, personally i dont buy into the east v west as i take full advantage of using both airports, which has the best price and timings as im sure the majority in the central belt and further would agree.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 16:53
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Originally Posted by Haldane90 View Post
I have family in Edinburgh, but i always compare prices, times etc between EDI & GLA as it takes only one hour to travel east, personally i dont buy into the east v west as i take full advantage of using both airports, which has the best price and timings as im sure the majority in the central belt and further would agree.
Agreed. This is the sensible way of doing things to maximise options in terms of schedules and pricing. I have used both EDI and GLA in the past couple months. PIK is a bit more of a pain in the you know what though, so less likely to bother with that journey, although have used a few times in the past...
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 09:24
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Originally Posted by GoEDI View Post
Agreed. This is the sensible way of doing things to maximise options in terms of schedules and pricing. I have used both EDI and GLA in the past couple months. PIK is a bit more of a pain in the you know what though, so less likely to bother with that journey, although have used a few times in the past...
Agreed, if flying commercially the destination will be an important element in your choice of route. If the destination is served from London or Amsterdam then Glasgow is a consideration. You also have to look at the overall time spent in transit. A Glasgow resident can get up early, travel to EDI, catch the early flight to CDG and be having his evening meal in equatorial Africa. On the return journey, if his overnight gets into CDG in time to let him catch the early EDI flight, with clock changes he can be stepping of the train or bus in Glasgow before 10 AM.
For holiday flying, the three airports might offer three different choices to the one destination. Looking at all the flight times, there will be one that might work in better for you. All the airports are within a reasonable distance so must be considered.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 07:56
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We are very lucky in central Scotland to have the choice. EDi is a bit of a pain for me ( but not that bad at 1 hour 20) but flying from there next week to CWL. Usual departure point is GLA for business trips to LHR etc but flew from PIK this year to FAO due price of flights and parking etc.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 09:09
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I agree with ScotsSLF that we have a good choice with two fine airports in central Scotland. Although Glasgow, for me, is a few miles shorter in distance Edinburgh is easier to get to and takes less time so generally Edinburgh is first choice however prices and timing play a big part in the final decision. We have friends who recently turned up at Edinburgh only to find that they had actually booked flights from Glasgow! A mad dash to Glasgow however did not save the day and they missed their flight.o
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 12:16
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Originally Posted by ScotsSLF View Post
We are very lucky in central Scotland to have the choice.
I wouldn't really say we are lucky, personally I think it dilutes and splits the market. We would be in a far better place if we had a single, central belt airport. You would probably be looking at an airport the size of Manchester, with a similar route network, if we did.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 19:24
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Manchester!! No thanks - better as it is.
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Old 10th Sep 2018, 22:55
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Agreed, GLA and EDI are both local airports that are now knocking lumps out of each other with EDI doing to GLA what GLA did to PIK. Left to the unregulated free market, EDI triumphs but won’t spend the money to rebuild whereas GLA stands empty for much of the day.
A proper central belt airport would require both EDI and GLA to close and we as the public, no longer own either of ‘em.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 20:46
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Looks like Flybe to Southend is next for the bullet. I'm surprised they never chose to operate SEN-EDI instead.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 23:20
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Looks like Flybe to Southend is next for the bullet. I'm surprised they never chose to operate SEN-EDI instead.
Tried by EZY I believe , and binned !
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 09:45
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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.s...-1-4802066/amp

Going, Going, Gone oh maybe not. What’s going on!!
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 09:55
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They never were gone, there was always going to be a service over winter
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 10:07
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Originally Posted by awwdabaaby View Post
They never were gone, there was always going to be a service over winter
Ok maybe not gone but the reduction was just three routes 2xPOL and one to DUB. The press release was that they felt that Glasgow didn’t work and that the routes would move to PIK & EDI. Now it seems that the majority will return S19. Why take the flak for the bad PR and actually bring the flights back.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 10:48
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Originally Posted by GLAEDI View Post


Ok maybe not gone but the reduction was just three routes 2xPOL and one to DUB. The press release was that they felt that Glasgow didn’t work and that the routes would move to PIK & EDI. Now it seems that the majority will return S19. Why take the flak for the bad PR and actually bring the flights back.
Look at MAN in 2009, almost all routes chopped and capacity increased at LPL, LBA and EMA: https://www.ft.com/content/70c9ae02-...0-00144feabdc0

They know they can get what they want because of the volume of pax and thus revenue they bring to their airports. It's entirely for the PR and nothing to do with profitability of the routes themselves.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 11:29
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Could someone enlighten us as to what the link says as I am not registered for The Scotsman
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 11:51
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Could someone enlighten us as to what the link says as I am not registered for The Scotsman
Ryanair is to reverse its massive cuts from Glasgow, The Scotsman can reveal.

The budget airline shrunk the number of routes at the airport from 17 to three this winter but will increase them again next summer, aviation sources said.

The dramatic reduction, blamed on air passenger duty (APD) when announced in February, was understood to have been permanent rather than seasonal

Glasgow was left with Dublin, Wroclaw and Krakow, but four other routes have been added, with more expected to follow.

They are Warsaw Modlin, Malaga, Alicante and Brussels Charleroi, which are likely to start from March or April.

However, Ryanair is not expected to reinstate the one aircraft that was based at Glasgow, with the flights being operated by planes based elsewhere.

One source said: “Despite the vocal withdrawal of most services from Glasgow, they have reinstated several routes for Summer 2019.

“I am bound to wonder whether they will make any form of positive announcement to counteract the negative press earlier this year at the time of the pull-down.

“They do seem to be having a bit of a reshuffle but the volte face on Glasgow is pretty remarkable.”

Another source said: “Many Ryanair services are returning to Glasgow for summer 2019, all with away based aircraft.

“Seven routes added to the schedules so far, but expect more to be added.

"It will be interesting to see if routes such as Stansted, Berlin, Lisbon, Sofia and Madrid are included.”

However, Prestwick may lose flights.

So far, 44 flights a week are planned compared to 53 last summer and 60 in 2016.

Ryanair blamed the Scottish Government’s failure to halve APD from £13 to £6.50 per person per flight.

The airline refused to provide details of the changes.

A spokesman said: “Our summer 2019 schedule is being finalised and will be launched soon.”
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 12:05
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Thank you very much
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