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Old 11th Jan 2018, 19:09
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December down 1.5% / 2017 up 5.8%

Glasgow Airport recorded its busiest year ever in 2017 as more than 9.9 million passengers travelled through its doors, representing an annual increase of 5.8%.


The airport significantly added to its growing destination list with the launch of a number of new Ryanair services to European cities including Madrid, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Krakow and Valencia.
Glasgow also continued to strengthen its position as Scotland’s principal long-haul airport with a new direct Delta Air Lines route to New York-JFK, record passenger numbers on the daily double Dubai service and additional flights to Orlando. Scotland’s only direct service from Seoul operated by Korean Air also returned in 2017 with an additional 25% capacity.
In December more than 618,100 people travelled through the terminal, however, adverse weather conditions resulted in a marginal -1.5% decrease on passenger numbers on the same period in 2016.
International traffic was up by 2.3% due to strong demand for winter sun destinations including the Canary Islands and European city breaks, with Christmas markets in Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Krakow proving popular. The poor weather conditions in December also led to a -5.2% reduction on domestic traffic.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “2017 was a fantastic year for the airport. To carry more than 9.9 million passengers is a huge achievement and testament to the hard work put in by more than 5000 people across the airport.
“It was also particularly pleasing that we were able to considerably increase our connectivity, particularly across Europe, by securing more than 30 routes and services during the year.
“Over the last 12 months we also made considerable improvements to the airport by investing more than £25 million on a number of successful projects including the resurfacing of the runway, increasing aircraft stand capacity and the opening of our new consolidated car rental centre. Phase one of the expansion project to increase our Central Search security area by 20 per cent also got underway in December and should be completed in the first quarter of 2018.


“While Glasgow Airport enters 2018 in a position of strength, the wider aviation industry faces a number of challenges in the year ahead. These challenges will be particularly heightened by the Brexit situation, so it’s important we have clarity as early as possible on how the UK’s future relationship with the European Union will work.”
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 10:25
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I am accustomed to hire a car from Glasgow airport during the summer. This year car hire prices seem to have increased by 20 -30 %.
Has something happened at Glasgow which has pushed up the cost of car hire ?
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 13:18
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Originally Posted by occasional View Post
I am accustomed to hire a car from Glasgow airport during the summer. This year car hire prices seem to have increased by 20 -30 %.
Has something happened at Glasgow which has pushed up the cost of car hire ?
In a word: GREED!
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Old 15th Mar 2018, 13:27
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Originally Posted by occasional View Post
I am accustomed to hire a car from Glasgow airport during the summer. This year car hire prices seem to have increased by 20 -30 %.
Has something happened at Glasgow which has pushed up the cost of car hire ?
If you collect in Glasgow rather than the airport the same company and car is about £50 a week cheaper.
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 18:27
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1993-1995 Glasgow Transatlantic Airlines - United?

Hi Folks

I am doing some research into the airlines offering direct Transatlantic services from GLA to North America in the period 1993-1995 and in particular the service offered by United to Washington Dulles Airport.
I believe during that period we had
Northwest
BA
American
Air Canada
United

Eventually they all pulled out!
Any help would be appreciated - I just like to get my facts right.
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Old 18th Mar 2018, 20:12
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BA was a combination sequentially of Tristars, 767's and 757's operating BOS, JFK and EWR in various guises. Think the similar BHX experiment added YYZ to the triangle.
Air Canada to YYZ was trumpetted at one point in the press as it was operated by 742 for a while. And a direct 762 service to YHZ if I recall
United IAD was 762 starting in the old Saul Bass livery.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 02:55
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
BA was a combination sequentially of Tristars, 767's and 757's operating BOS, JFK and EWR in various guises. Think the similar BHX experiment added YYZ to the triangle.
Air Canada to YYZ was trumpetted at one point in the press as it was operated by 742 for a while. And a direct 762 service to YHZ if I recall
United IAD was 762 starting in the old Saul Bass livery.
Thanks. Appreciate the info. I believe UAL actually trashed the market causing nearly all of them to pack the routes in heralding lean times for Glasgow for a while.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 18:52
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wasn't there also a weekly GLA Air Canada service to Vancouver, or am I imagining that?
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 00:29
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AC operated YYZ, YVR, YYC, YHZ from GLA and unless I am mistaken they also offered YYT for one season.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:16
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AC dropped YHZ in about 1992. YYC/YVR was offered for a couple of summers around 96/97? YYT was never flown from GLA.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:26
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NWA moved DC10-40 operated NW34/35 from PIK-BOS to GLA-BOS in May-90, was dropped late 1994 as NWA fed their new AMS hub with KLM.
Air Canada moved PIK-YYZ May-90, went seasonal, then was dropped by end 2005(?)
American flew GLA-ORD May-90, later went seasonal and also latterly dropped.
BA only flew to JFK at weekends from Aug-90 with TriStars then 767s, then moved to Newark, still Fri-Sun only, moved back to JFK when BA passed the route to BA Regional, dropped to 757s, then flew GLA-JFK-BOS (flew over BOS to get to JFK!) then went seasonal on the 767 before ending.
United launched GLA-IAD Aug-93 and flew a year before splitting loads with AMS and ending Jan95.

As STAR Alliance was the way forward, United could then feed their new LHR flights with BMI with no need to fly to Scotland where yields were awful. Too many business travelers still used the many more options over LHR.

By 1998 when Continental launched GLA-EWR, competition had died down, and now UNITED have dropped GLA once again, albeit to seasonal.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 17:19
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo View Post
AC dropped YHZ in about 1992. YYC/YVR was offered for a couple of summers around 96/97? YYT was never flown from GLA.
I was fairly sure they operated GLA-YYT-YHZ for one short season.
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 16:14
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Still no February figures published, for either GLA or ABZ. I know they'll be down, but surely no reason not to share?
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Old 23rd Mar 2018, 17:09
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Jan figures were late also. Glasgow needs some good news soon. Hopefully the transition to the new CEO of the group will mean a new period of growth.
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 19:27
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New routes to Kos & Naples on sale for Summer 2019 with Jet2.
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 15:09
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New for S19 is Endifha (Tunisia) with TUI.
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 22:27
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I'd missed the KLM cut . Just discovered it by way of having to book a batch of flights to Edinburgh instead :-(
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 20:35
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Some good news for GLA as a 7th Jet2.com aircraft to be based there. Will help soffen the blow of the airline with the blue fin & gold harp saying goodbye

https://www.jet2.com/News/Summer_19_...is_a_scorcher/
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Old 6th Apr 2018, 23:45
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GLA could lose out on more EK capacity to DXB to EDI. Canít wait to see what happens here
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Old 7th Apr 2018, 00:43
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Originally Posted by A350Saltire View Post
GLA could lose out on more EK capacity to DXB to EDI. Canít wait to see what happens here
I take it that your just assuming this?
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