Posts Tagged ‘ Edinburgh Airport ’

How bad are our airports?

Jun 7th, 2018 | By

The claims handling company, Air Help, has published an airport global performance survey and neither UK airports nor airlines come out of it very well.



Saturday snippets: 11th February 2017

Feb 11th, 2017 | By
aerial image of Maldives

No beer or sausages on Friday as the Germans try to persuade Adrian and others to write about Germany. What is the world coming to?



Saturday snippets: 14th January 2017

Jan 14th, 2017 | By
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Stonehenge, Club 55, Star Wars and medical assistance abroad compete with children’s attitudes to holidays in Adrian’s column this week. And there is the almost obligatory Southern rail story.



Saturday snippets: 24th September 2016

Sep 24th, 2016 | By
North wales landscape

Adrian considers the staycation summer that boomed and wnders whether we will return to three favourite British holiday destinations – Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey.



Saturday snippets: 27th of August 2016

Aug 27th, 2016 | By

As the fun in Edinburgh ends, Adrian looks at the Dublin festivities next month as well as those on Sark and how the BBC reported driver-less taxis in Singapore.



Getting to Edinburgh Airport

Apr 26th, 2016 | By

If you opt to take public transport to Edinburgh Airport from the centre why are the fares so different?



Is the end of APD in sight?

Apr 1st, 2016 | By

After all the hand-wringing by airlines and the travel industry about how detrimental APD is, the government has probably brought about the taxes own demise – just by devolving responsibility.



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2015

Nov 14th, 2015 | By

Adrian looks at the possibility of having one visa in the future to cover seven central American countries, the continuing trials of Mr Platt and how easy it was to take down Norwich Airports website.



Saturday snippets: 9th May 2015

May 9th, 2015 | By

From roses to the Orlando Eye, Adrian takes a glance at some of the news stories you might have missed this week.



Edinburgh airport for sale

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

The decision by BAA to sell Edinburgh Airport instead of Glasgow might seem surprising to some. After all, Edinburgh has more passengers, is based in Scotland’s capital and had money invested last year to spruce up the departure lounges.



Believing Winners

Jun 26th, 2011 | By

Customer satisfaction is important both to the airline and the airline passenger. Measuring that satisfaction is more difficult. Two organisations, Skytrax and ACI (Airports Council International) are probably the companies you might have come across if you have been asked to give your thoughts. Should you believe one or the other, both or neither?



The Competition Commission and BAA

Mar 30th, 2011 | By

This morning the Competition Commission has ruled that BAA must sell off Stansted and either Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports. This follows from the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the sale despite the attempts of BAA to say that the travel market had changed quite a bit since the original ruling was given. What will BAA do now? Sell and give in gracefully or try and find justification for continuing its fight?



The Future for BAA

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By

This morning BAA announced its financial results for 2010. It made a loss but the chief executive calls this “robust” and confidently expects to present a “strong increase in profits” this year.
Now let’s get down to the important stuff. How is BAA going to treat its passengers in the future?



The Terminal

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Escaping to sunnier shores with the kids this half term but wondering which airport to fly out from? Make up your mind with our handy guide



Airport Copycats

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 13th July.
“The Scotsman” newspaper says that the MD of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, has said that the £1 charge for drop off/pick-up may not be enough to change people’s habits. He expects that the number of cars using the drop-off area will fall from 1.6 million to 1 million. If it doesn’t will BAA raise the price? The petition launched by Gavin Brown MSP has so far collected only about 1,200 signatures. If you wish to support the petition you will find it at http://www.gopetition.co.uk/petitions/say-no-to-drop-off-charges-at-edinburgh-airport.html.

Like the proverbial London bus – you wait for ages and then two come along- two airports have announced identical prices for identical services. Belfast International and Edinburgh airports have both said that we’ll have to pay a pound to drop off or collect passengers at their airports.
What else is this but another case of the systematic mugging of the airline passenger?



BAA Let Off The Hook

Dec 22nd, 2009 | By

In a view that surprised nearly everyone, probably including BAA themselves, there has been a ruling that BAA may not have to sell of one of their Scottish airports (Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow) nor dispose of Stansted. BAA appealed against the decision of the Competition Commission and the Competition Appeal Tribunal has agreed with BAA.

Why?

Because of a technicality.



Airport Signs are Scary

Feb 20th, 2009 | By

Unless you have been holidaying on the moon, you have probably noticed that there has been a bit of a general downturn in the economy. Doom mongers have almost been prophesising the end of life as we know it. (Although, to cheer you up slightly, houses are beginning to sell again in our village and some companies I know in marketing have noticed an upturn in the last two weeks)Imagine then walking from the gate through the walkway to get onto a plane at Heathrow
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