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Old 17th Nov 2017, 07:03
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Plans for the new air bridge with expanded terminal on the west pier, the A380 looks a go-er.

http://pl.renfrewshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=map&keyVal=_RENFR_DCAPR_3198 4

Also, the third flight added just after new year is now fully booked along with the two scheduled flights, in economy.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 12:52
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Looks like it. Bit of extra passenger space at the end of the pier. Interesting to see the current gate their 777s use moved slightly south which I guess would allow for the wingspan of a parked up A380 not to obstruct movements on the adjacent taxiway. I wonder if one of the current eastern stands on the west pier will be dropped of reallocated for smaller planes to compensate. this gate could also allow other operators (apart from Virgin|)to consider 747s as well i guess.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 16:42
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what other operators using passenger 747s to GLA requiring terminal stand did you have in mind?
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 18:09
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what other operators using passenger 747s to GLA requiring terminal stand did you have in mind?
Dunno really.
I came off a 747 from Orlando a couple of years ago and it took forever to disembark. Think it was on the other side of the pier that the 777s usually park up. Just think if there's a new double decker airbridge which is capable of emptying an A380 it should be able to handle the 2 levels of a 747 easily enough if available. Just making the point about the secondary benefits of the pier expansion rather than commercial speculation.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 18:13
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A double deck air bridge would be useless for the B744. The upper deck doors of a B744 can not be used for boarding. They are purely emergency exit only.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 18:17
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Plus the face that the VS 744 is usually on stand at the same time as the afternoon EK.

This expansion and new air bridge is being built for Emirates and the A380. Nothing else.
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 18:30
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Originally Posted by LAX_LHR View Post
A double deck air bridge would be useless for the B744. The upper deck doors of a B744 can not be used for boarding. They are purely emergency exit only.
Fair enough - every days a schoolday
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 18:33
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Do you know if the intention is to upgrade all 14 flights or are they starting with just the earlys or lates first? I'm guessing that if the airport is willing to invest this kind of money they would aspire to all 14 being A380?
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Old 17th Nov 2017, 20:26
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Pretty prestigious if it happens for Scotland's Powerhouse City
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 09:01
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Originally Posted by Kilpatricknick View Post
Fair enough - every days a schoolday
Seems like it doesn't it!
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 12:34
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What 14 flights are we talking about? the weekly EK quota?
The plan is for one service to go to A380.
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 21:36
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Originally Posted by LFT View Post
Pretty prestigious if it happens for Scotland's Powerhouse City
Wrong City
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 08:28
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... . Aberdeen
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 09:22
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Nice to see an airport putting the infrastructure in place in advance rather than just encouraging all comers and thinking about adequate infrastructure some time in the future.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 11:19
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Looks like the City Deal 'confirmed' Glasgow airport rail link in doubt again...
So much for advanced infrastructure
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 16:56
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The A380 coming to Glasgow is indeed great news for Scotland as a whole, not just the city of Glasgow, Scotland's powerhouse and biggest city.

I'm sure the news will be broadcast loudly throughout Scotland when officially announced, and welcomed with open arms by all in Scotland. Well, by most anyway
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 17:32
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Looks like the City Deal 'confirmed' Glasgow airport rail link in doubt again...
So much for advanced infrastructure
Quelle surprise !! Visiting other major European cities on an annual basis , one notices constant upgrades in various projects to improve transport choices from and to airports. Over here it drags on and on and on ..........
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 17:51
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'Powerhouse city'.............

Well - for west central Scotland I suppose.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 18:00
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Glasgow is the powerhouse city of Scotland according to official GDP figures.

Glasgow - 22.8bn
Edinburgh - 21.9bn

Glasgow powers further ahead when you look at their metropolitan areas.

Glasgow & Strathclyde - 51.1bn
Edinburgh & Lothian - 28.8bn
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 18:20
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I obviously didn't cast my rod far enough....
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