Posts Tagged ‘ Glasgow Airport ’

Ryanair’s Scottish logic

Feb 28th, 2018 | By
Ryanair plane ascending

Yesterday it was announced that Ryanair was pulling the vast majority of its flights from Glasgow Airport. Instead of there being 23 flights from the airport there would be just three – to Dublin, Wroclaw and Krakow.



Airports are shopping malls

Feb 5th, 2017 | By
Heathrow - Terminal 5

In the Far East, airports still seem to be for passengers. In the UK, you feel that an airport is for retailing.



Saturday snippets: 14th January 2017

Jan 14th, 2017 | By
skiing

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.



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: 18th October 2014

Oct 18th, 2014 | By
Helen Grant

Our tourism minister admits cutting APD has helped, airports get sold and a rail link is suggested to Leeds-Bradford. A busy week for Adrian’s temper but quelled with Maine lobster and a pyjama parade!



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.



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?



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.