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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:22 PM   #21
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Magic Million Again for Glasgow
For the sixth month in a row, Glasgow has handled over 1million passengers in a single month. During the month of October 1,095.193 passengers flew to and from Glasgow, firmly cementing Glasgow's place as the United Kingdom's third gateway after London and Manchester.

Passenger numbers grew 2% compared to the same month last year, with growth largely down to new flights to Eastern Europe, such as Riga and Kaunas. Growth was slightly haltered by declining numbers of passengers flying to London, again proving Scots have had enough of connections at Heathrow and want to fly direct from Glasgow, Scotland's Air Hub.




FlyBe Announce Four New Routes from Glasgow International
Regional airline, FlyBe have announced four new routes from Glasgow International Airport, with new services taking off in 2008 to Cardiff, La Rochelle, Newquay and Paris CDG.

Flights to both Cardiff and Paris will operate twice daily, with the first flight taking off from Glasgow on the 31st of March.

Flights to Newquay will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from the 1st of April while flights to La Rochelle in France will commence on the 24th of May and operate every Saturday.

Summer 2008 will see FlyBe operating upto 35 departures a day direct from Glasgow International and flights to Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Frankfurt, Guernsey, Jersey, La Rochelle, Manchester, Newquay, Paris CDG and Southampton can be booked online now at www.flybe.com




Easyjet Announce New Portuguese Link from Glasgow Airport
Glasgow's largest airline, Easyjet, has announced a new thrice weekly service from Glasgow to Faro, the gateway to the Algarve.

Flights from Glasgow to Faro will commence on the 20th of April 2008 and will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with a 156 seated Airbus A319 type aircraft.

FlyGlasgow.net is hopeful of more new Easyjet routes being announced in the months ahead for summer 2008, mainly to European cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Milan and others. The announcement of Glasgow to Faro is seen as an attack on troubled airline FlyGlobespan.

Flights from Glasgow to Faro can be booked online now at www.easyjet.com from as little as £59 return.



New Daily Flight to Cork Takes Off
Ryanair, Europe's largest low fares airline has commenced another new route from Glasgow Prestwick Airport, this time to the Irish city of Cork

The new route to Cork is Ryanair's 27th route from Glasgow Prestwick and is expected to carry around 100,000 passengers in its first year of operating.

Flights to Cork operate daily and can be booked online now by clicking here.


New Routes Starting Soon
Easyjet to Faro, Portugal
LLSP to Tobermory, Scotland
FlyBe to Cardiff, Wales
FlyBe to La Rochelle, France
FlyBe to Newquay, England
FlyBe to Paris CDG, France
bmi baby to Knock, Ireland
Air Southwest to Newquay, England
Air Southwest to Plymouth, England
XL to Corfu, Greece
First Choice to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
FlyGlobespan to Pula, Croatia
BH Air to Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Wizz Air to Poznan, Poland
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About time with the cork route, the EDI-ORK route operates at 95% load so this will be a well used service for sure.
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First Choice Airways Add Two Routes to the Dominican Republic
First Choice Airways will this year commence two new routes direct to the Caribbean Island of the Dominican Republic direct from Glasgow International Airport.

On the 3rd of May First Choice Airways will re-launch there previously operated weekly service to Puerto Plata. The airline terminated this service in 2005 in favour of adding more capacity on flights from Glasgow to Cancun, Mexico, but they will now operate both routes weekly.

First Choice have also added an entirely new destination to their route network, La Romana, also in the north of the Dominican Republic. Flights to La Romana will commence on the 28th of December and will operate every Sunday.

First Choice Airways flights from Glasgow International to Orlando-Florida, Cancun-Mexico, Puerto Plata-Dominican Republic and La Romana-Dominican Republic are operated by a Boeing 767 aircraft with two classes of travel, Star Class Premium and Star Class Economy, for further information on First Choice's award winning long haul service click here, or to book your flights and holidays with First Choice from Glasgow Airport visit www.firstchoice.co.uk



Ryanair Double Capacity on Bournemouth Route
Budget airline, Ryanair will double capacity on their Glasgow Prestwick to Bournemouth route. From April 2008 flights between Glasgow Prestwick and Bournemouth will operate twice a day, compared to the current schedule of one flight per day. Flights can be booked online now by clicking here.




Troubled Airline, FlyGlobespan axe Four Routes
Troubled budget airline, FlyGlobespan have axed four highly successful routes from Glasgow International Airport, the four routes in question are to Athens, Boston, Corfu and Prague.

The routes have been axed due to a large number of Scot's now boycotting the airline and taking their business elsewhere.

Flights to Corfu are offered by other airlines, such Thomas Cook, ThomsonFly and XL Airways, however Athens, Boston and Prague are now only available via hubs such as Amsterdam and Copenhagen.

FlyGlasgow.net is hopeful of other, more reliable airlines launching flights to Athens, Boston and Prague direct from Glasgow's Airports.


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bmi baby's First Irish Route from Scotland Takes-off
Low cost airline, bmi baby, have commenced there new three times weekly service from Glasgow International to Ireland West Knock.

Flights to Knock will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday using a Boeing 737 aircraft. The new route to Ireland West Knock compliments bmi baby's existing routes from Glasgow to Birmingham, Cardiff and Norringham East Midlands and is expected to carry an additional 45,000 passengers per year.

Flights from Glasgow to Ireland West Knock can be booked online now at www.bmibaby.com from as little as £18.99.




Glasgow's Sixth Route to Poland Takes-off
Polish budget carrier, Wizz Air have commenced their fourth route to Poland direct from Glasgow. The new route to Poznan in Central Poland will operate every Wednesday and Sunday with an Airbus A320.

The new Poznan route takes the number of Polish routes operating from Glasgow Prestwick Airport to six, with Ryanair flying to Krakow and Wroclaw while Wizz Air fly to Gdansk, Katowice, Poznan and Warsaw.

Wizz Air flights from Glasgow to Poland can be booked online now by clicking here.
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About time with the cork route, the EDI-ORK route operates at 95% load so this will be a well used service for sure.
Seems the new Glasgow to Cork service is having a big impact on EDI-ORK, passenger numbers of the EDI route are well down and apparently Aer Arran are cutting it back to once daily, from its current twice daily.
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Wizz Air Name Glasgow Prestwick as Their "Best Airport"
Glasgow Prestwick Airport’s relationship with Wizz Air continues to go from strength to strength.

As Wizz launched their latest new route from the airport, the inaugural flight to Poznan coincided with the news that Glasgow Prestwick was named the airline’s Best Overall Airport for the month of December.

This follows on from a second place finish in November and is based on performance criteria such as aircraft turnaround time and baggage processing.

Poznan is the fifth largest city in Poland and the fourth destination in that country to be served by Wizz flights from Glasgow Prestwick, along with Warsaw, Gdansk and Katowice.

Wizz operates at more than 40 airports around Europe and recently handled its 10 millionth passenger.

The Best Overall Airport accolade clearly shows not only the ability, but also the dedication and teamwork of the Prestwick Handling department, which is made up of Passenger Handling, Aircraft Dispatch, Ground Services, Motor Transport and Passenger Services.

Two Glasgow Prestwick staff members, Scott Plain and Barbara McMaster, received free flights from Wizz as a reward for the effort put in across all the departments.

Mark Rodwell, Chief Executive of Glasgow Prestwick Airport, said: “Wizz have shown they are serious about growing their customer base and route network at Glasgow Prestwick in the two years they have been here.

“The new route to Poznan is yet another indication of this commitment. Poland is a very strong market for us at the present time and we are keen to capitalise by offering new services.”

He added: “To finish second and then first in the Wizz league table in consecutive months is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates even further the strong working relationship between the two companies.”

Jules Matteoni, Manager of Prestwick Handling, was delighted that his team helped the airport to seal top spot in December’s league table.

He said: “This shows our commitment to ensuring that airlines and their passengers have a brilliant experience here, with a focus on ensuring that delays are minimised and that passengers’ journeys are totally stress-free.

“Successful low cost airlines like Wizz have very high standards when it comes to on-time performance and I’m proud of my team for demonstrating how well we look after our airline customers here.”

In addition to handling aircraft for Wizz, Glasgow Prestwick has recently adopted a trial whereby Wizz passengers will be able to check-in four hours before departure, which it is hoped will lead to less queuing and congestion in the terminal during peak periods.


From left - Nichola McLean, Barbara McMaster, Louise Hayes, Charmaine Taggart, Maureen Bayley and Ella Greenwood from Prestwick Handling celebrate in front of a Wizz aircraft.


The Malgorzatekiert family, who were returning home from a holiday in Glasgow on the inaugural flight, at check-in with Glasgow Prestwick’s Nichola McLean. Mr Malgorzatekiert works in Glasgow and this route will help him return to visit his family more often as he lives a short distance from Poznan Airport.

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£31m Vision for future
LONG queues, delays and claustrophobic hallways most holidaymakers can relax only when they finally pass through security at Glasgow Airport.

Skyhub, the airport's new £31million extension, aims to transform the experience for passengers and reduce waiting times for security checks to five minutes for 95% of all travellers.

The futuristic building, which is due to open on October 21, is taking shape on the site of the walkway between the main terminal and T2.

It will be the most advanced security zone in the UK and is the biggest single investment at the airport since the international pier opened in 1994.

All passengers will be channelled through the two-storey hub, which will have bars, shops and restaurants.

The 4000sq ft area - the size of a football pitch - will be bathed in natural light as the entire front of the building will be covered in translucent cladding.

The revolutionary system, called Kalwall, has been used at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, Orlando Sanford Airport in Florida and Nasa's base at Cape Canaveral. The material is energy efficient, allows daylight to flood into the interior of the building and retains heat.

More than £3m of the total build cost has been spent on a bomb-proof steel cage, which is wrapped under the structure.

A total of 88 pillars have been sunk 120ft into the ground to ensure Skyhub's foundations can withstand any terrorist attack.

Fiona Doherty, head of airport security, said: "It will bring all of our security staff under one roof and ensure all passengers have the same experience.

"The new scanning machines give a far sharper resolution and provide 3D images by taking shots of a bag at two different angles.

"Laptops can be kept in their cases because the image is a lot sharper and items can be identified clearly on screen without rummaging through cases.

"Our staff have a reputation for being warm and personable and extremely professional. Glasgow is the benchmark for UK airport security because we do it so well."

Thousands of passengers will be channelled through the five security points every day. Skyhub will house 10 hi-tech Sky Screen' machines initially and will have capacity for another four.

Marks & Spencer Simply Food, a JD Wetherspoon pub and a New York-style bar and restaurant, Frankie and Benny's, will be based on the ground floor, with the security zone and a new World Duty Free store upstairs, leading to the remodelled main terminal.

THE second phase will start in the autumn and is due to be completed by the end of next year.

The existing three security areas, at international, domestic and the east pier, will be converted into shop space, lounge and leisure facilities.

Mike MacSorley, lead project manager for contractors Balfour Beatty, said: "There will be nothing like this anywhere in the UK.

"Skyhub will have a completely different look from other airports. The site looks fairly small from the road but the floor space is massive.

"Around 300 people will have worked on the project, through its separate phases, by the end of September and we are on target."

Plasma information screens will greet travellers arriving at Skyhub, detailing information on baggage restrictions and banned items.

Figures show there is still confusion among passengers about what can be carried on to planes, with 51% of Scots not aware of liquid restrictions, which have been in force, in some form, since August 2006.

Skips of confiscated bottles of liquids are collected by waste contractors every week.

Gordon Dewar, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "People want to get through security first and relax and do a bit of shopping. That's what happened at Gatwick and it works really well. By freeing up additional space within the terminal we can put the passengers' needs first.

"The safety and security of passengers is extremely important but it doesn't have to be an ordeal."

Reid Architecture, which designed the extension, has blended Skyhub into Sir Basil Spence's barrel-vaulted roof of the main terminal.

The top of the building has been designed to allow commercial office space to be added at a later date.

The Callwall canvas blocks on the front of the building can display projected messages. Airport bosses are considering showcasing a countdown to the Commonwealth Games.





State-of-the-art bid to ensure our safety
A PETROL-driven chainsaw, a samurai sword and a holdall full of live fish.

These are just some of the items that passengers have tried to breeze past security and carry on to flights at Glasgow over the years.

The new £31million Skyhub extension will use Atix scanners which take two images of every bag or item, from the side and above.

Staff are only permitted to study the images for 20 minutes at a time, to ensure maximum concentration levels, before being switched to other duties.

Waiting times are closely monitored on an hourly basis by identifying individuals in queues and timing how long it takes them to pass through security.

Fiona Doherty, head of security, said: "Some of the technology that is being trialled now is futuristic stuff.

"Our staff have been down to Heathrow and Gatwick to train people down there because we are ahead of the game. Everything we do is geared towards making passengers as comfortable as possible."
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FlyGlasgow.net Welcomes Decision on M74 Expansion
FlyGlasgow.net has welcomed today's decision to give the final go-ahead to the M74 motorway expansion.

The completion of the M74s missing link between Rutherglen in South East Glasgow and the Kingston Bridge in the Centre of Glasgow will not only ease congestion on the M8 north of the city, it will also cut driving times from South Glasgow, the South of Scotland and England to Glasgow International Airport by as much as 40 minutes.

Work on completing Glasgow's Motorway network will commence in May of this year and should be completed by 2011, in plenty of time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Completing the M74 will come at a cost of £445m.

Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell said the scheme was tremendous news for Glasgow while Business Leaders said the motorway would bring "significant economical benefits to Glasgow".






PIA Pakistan International Re-Instate Direct Flights to Glasgow
PIA Pakistan International Airlines, the national carrier of Pakistan, will re-instate there direct flights from Glasgow International Airport to Pakistan this spring.

Flights from Glasgow to Faisalabad and Lahore will operate every Wednesday and Sunday from the 2nd of April 2008. Flights will be operated by a three-class Airbus A310 type aircraft, capable of carrying over 180 passengers.

Direct flights between Glasgow and Pakistan can be booked by calling PIA's Glasgow ticket office on 0141-221-9936.




Emirates Airlines add Glasgow to Cape Town Connection
Emirates Airline, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, have added yet another new route from there hub at Dubai Airport, this time to the South African city of Cape Town.

From the 30th of March 2008, Emirates will offer daily flights from Glasgow International to Cape Town via the award winning Dubai International Airport.

Emirates new service from Dubai to Cape Town gives Scot’s visiting South Africa more options flying from Glasgow International, and arguable more importantly, the opportunity to avoid the dreaded London Heathrow transit.

Flights from Glasgow to Cape Town and 80 other worldwide destinations can be booked online now by clicking here.
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Terminal 1 Forecourt Re-opens after Terror Attack
Passengers will be able to be picked up and dropped off outside the Glasgow Airport terminal building from tomorrow for the first time since last summer's terror attack.

A new £150,000 pick-up and drop-off zone will end the long walk, often with luggage, that passengers currently face from St Andrew's Drive.

Passengers will be able to wait in the new barrier zone, directly opposite the terminal building, for up to 10 minutes without charge.

The zone will be able to accommodate up to 60 cars at one time, said airport operator BAA.

A total of 160 parking bays in the ground floor of the airport's multi-storey car park have been stripped out to make way for the facility.

It is part of a £2million plan to improve passenger access to and from the airport.
This includes a £500,000 refurbishment of the St Andrew's Drive site, which took over as the main drop-off area after the June 30 attack.

A BAA spokesman said St Andrew's Drive would remain as a secondary drop-off point, to be used at peak times.

But he warned people waiting longer than 10 minutes should still use the airport's short-stay car parks.

Parking wardens would hand out £20 fines to anyone caught abusing the new zone, he said.

Gordon Dewar, managing director of Glasgow International Airport, said: "The drop-off zone on St Andrew's Drive has served us well since the attack, and we have invested heavily to improve passenger facilities along this route.

"However, we fully understand passengers want to pick up and drop off as close to the terminal as security constraints allow.

"Obviously, following the events of 30 June, we are not in a position to allow private vehicles on the forecourt, because of security concerns and capacity constraints.

"However, we have listened carefully to feedback from our passengers over the last few weeks and months, and have taken their views into account in our re-design of our vehicle access arrangements."

The new pick-up and drop-off zone has four designated spaces for people with reduced mobility, and special help points have also been set up.

The facility will be open from 4.30am tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a £1.5m project to enhance airport security and redesign the airport forecourt is also under way.

The entire forecourt will be resurfaced, with separate lanes created for buses and taxis, as well as wider pavements.

Around £16m has been committed this year to the Skyhub project, which will see all passengers flying from the same terminal, tighter security and new bars, shops and restaurants.
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Nice pics Glasgowman, but since when have BA flown 747-400s out of Glasgow? I take it this was a one off?
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Hi David, the BA 747 was a diversion; the flight was operating London Heathrow to San Francisco but came in with an ill passenger.
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Plans lodged for airport train station



TRANSPORT bosses have submitted plans to create a train station at Glasgow Airport ahead of a £210million rail link.

An application to build two platforms yards from the main terminal has now been lodged with Renfrewshire Council.

It's understood BAA Scotland have agreed to pay for a walkway to take passengers from the station into the heart of the airport.

Four trains an hour will run between Glasgow Airport and Glasgow Central stations once the long-awaited link is completed in 2011.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport have applied for prior approval for the station to ensure the project can be delivered on time.

The station is expected to be built after a viaduct linking the proposed route over the M8 motorway is finished.

The journey from Glasgow city centre will take 16 minutes, making one brief stop at Paisley Gilmour Street.

Councillor Alistair Watson, chairman of SPT, said: "Once the M74 extension, Glasgow Airport Rail Link and the Crossrail projects are built, the airport will have the best surface access of any in the UK.

"Every major international city has an airport rail link and Glasgow should be no different."

The viaduct will run over the M8, across the St James' playing fields in Paisley and the Murray Business Area and join the main line to the east of St James' Station.

The rail link will result in 5.4miles of existing track being upgraded between Shields Junction and Paisley Gilmour Street station, as well as 1.2miles of track being laid between Paisley St James Station and the airport.

Studies show around 95% of passengers travel to the airport by road.

Industry experts estimate the route will create around 650 new jobs in Glasgow and Renfrewshire in the next 10 years, and 700 jobs in Paisley town centre by 2015.
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FlyGlobespan Add Egyptian Link from Glasgow International

Budget airline FlyGlobespan will launch flights from Glasgow International Airport to the Egyptian resort of Hurghada on the 5th of November 2008.

FlyGlobespan are now the second airline to offer flights between Glasgow International and Hurghada as Thomas Cook already offer all year round weekly flights to the Egyptian resort.

Flights to Hurghada will operate every Wednesday using a Boeing 737-800 which has capacity for up to 189 passengers.

FlyGlobespan currently fly direct to fifthteen worldwide destinations from Glasgow International Airport and flights can be booked online now at www.flyglobespan.com



FlyGlobespan Recruit Over 120 New Cabin Crew for Summer 2008

Glasgow based budget airline, FlyGlobespan, have recruited over 120 new cabin crew members for summer 2008.

The airline has said that the new cabin crew have been recruited to operate on their long haul flights from Glasgow International to Canada and the United States of America.

A FlyGlobespan spokeswoman said: "The new staff have been taken on to work on FlyGlobespan's increased flying programme for the summer. This includes daily flights from Glasgow International to Alicante, Malaga, Palma, Faro, Barcelona and Orlando as well as the start of our Canadian programme which starts in May and includes twice weekly flights to Toronto and twice weekly flights to Calgary and Vancouver direct from Glasgow International Airport."

The new starts will board their first planes out of Glasgow from April 21, with chief executive Rick Green commenting: "I am pleased that the popularity of our summer flying programme has lead to a requirement for more staff and allowed us to provide further jobs in Glasgow.



Two New Routes to Pakistan Take-off

PIA Pakistan International Airlines have again started flying direct from Glasgow International Airport to Pakistan.

PIA previously operated twice weekly flights to Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore before having to axe all flights to Glasgow and a number of other worldwide destinations due to operational difficulties.

Pakistan’s national carriers has now put their problems behind them and are once again fly to Pakistan direct from Glasgow. Initially the airline will offer two flights to Lahore and one flight a week to Faisalabad. The brand-new Glasgow to Faisalabad flight is the United Kingdom’s first and only route to Faisalabad.

PIA’s first flight back into Glasgow arrived 20 minutes ahead of schedule with the return flight to Faisalabad departing 15 minutes early.

Flights from Glasgow to Pakistan can be booked now by contacting PIA Pakistan Airlines on 0141-221-9936.



FlyBe Launch Three New Routes from Glasgow International Airport

Regional airline, FlyBe have this week commenced three new routes from their base at Glasgow International Airport. Flights to Cardiff and Paris Charles de Gaul commenced on Sunday the 30th of March while flights to Newquay took-off on Tuesday the 1st of April.

Flights to Cardiff and Paris will operate twice daily, while flights to Newquay will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

FlyBe will also launch a new route to the French town of La Rochelle on the 3rd of May with flights operating every Saturday.

Summer 2008 will see FlyBe offering up to 35 departures a day direct from Glasgow International with flights to Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Frankfurt, Guernsey, Jersey, La Rochelle, Manchester, Newquay, Paris CDG and Southampton on sale now at www.flybe.com



Thomas Cook’s New Airline Takes-off from Glasgow International

Thomas Cook Airlines, the new airline brought-together following the merger of MyTravel Airways and Thomas Cook Airways took to the skies today for the first time.

Thomas Cook Airlines will base four aircraft at Glasgow International Airport, three Boeing 757s and one Airbus A330 and expect to carry around 700,000 passengers from Glasgow International Airport in their first year of operating.

Thomas Cook Airlines will this summer fly direct from Glasgow International Airport to 39 destinations, including 9 long haul routes to holiday favourites such as Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Thomas Cook Airlines managing director Frank Pullman said: "Over the coming months we have a number of changes scheduled, all of which will add to the customer's enjoyment and comfort, such as increased seat pitches and new cabin crew uniforms."

A wider choice of movies on long haul flights and a new selection of in-flight products will be available. Those travelling in premium cabins will enjoy duvet quilts instead of blankets and u-shaped pillows.



Glasgow Wins Direct Flights to the Turkish City of Izmir

Turkish Airline Onur Air will this summer add a new weekly flights to the Turkish city of Izmir. Flights to Izmir will operate every Sunday with flights commencing on the 11th of May.

Onur Air fly direct from Glasgow International Airport to four Turkish destinations, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman and Izmir on behalf of Goldtrain Holidays and flights can be booked online now at www.goldtrail.co.uk



Easyjet Increase Spanish Flights from Glasgow International Airport

Easyjet have increased the number of flights on offer between Glasgow and Alicante, Malaga and Palma giving the airline a total of 23 flights a week direct from Glasgow to Spain.

Easyjet have added an extra two flights a week to Alicante, the gateway to the Costa Blanca. Flights to Alicante will operate nine times a week, with two flights every Saturday and Sunday with one flight on all other days.

Flights to Malaga have also been increased to nine times weekly and like Alicante, flights will operate daily throughout the week with extra departures now available every Saturday and Sunday.

Flights to Palma, Majorca have been increased to three times a week, with flights departing Glasgow International every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday while flights to Ibiza have been increased to two a week, with flights departing Glasgow every Tuesday and Saturday.

All Easyjet flights from Glasgow International depart from terminal 2 using state-of-the-art Airbus A319 type aircraft and flights from Glasgow to Alicante, Belfast, Berlin, Bristol, Faro, Geneva, Ibiza, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Malaga, Palma and Paris Charles de Gaul can be booked online now at www.easyjet.com
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Glasgow wins more flights to the Caribbean

Thomas Cook Airlines have announced another new long haul route from Glasgow International Airport, this time to the exclusive resort area of Cayo Coco on the island of Cuba.

Flights to Cuba will commence on the 30th of June 2009 with flights departing Glasgow Tuesday's and Thursday's using the airlines Glasgow based Airbus A330.

This new flight to Cayo Coco, Cuba is the fourth new service to the Caribbean to be announced in recent times. Earlier this month First Choice Airways launched flights to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and quickly followed by announcing a further two new flights to the Dominican Republic, La Romana and Punta Cana being the destinations this time.

Thomas Cook Airlines fly from Glasgow to 39 worldwide destinations, including 11 long haul destinations and flights and holidays can be booked online now by clicking here.




First Choice Airways add their third route to the Dominican Republic

First Choice Airways have added their third route to the Caribbean paradise of the Dominican Republic. Just this month First Choice Airways re-launched their previously operated route to Puerto Plata and later this year the airline will commenced an entierly new route to La Romana.

The airline has today announced another new route to the Dominican Republic, this time to Punta Cana in the North of the Island. Flights to Punta cana will commence on the 9th of May 2009 and will operate every Saturday.

First Choice Airways flights from Glasgow International Airport to over 20 European destinations as well as long haul flights to the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Florida and Mexico can be booked online now at www.firstchoice.co.uk.




Thomas Cook Airlines Announce Their Third African Route from Glasgow

Thomas Cook Airlines have announced a new route to Banjul in the African country of Gambia. Flights to Banjul will operate every Tuesday with flights starting on the 4th of November 2008.

Banjul is the capital and also the largest city in the Gambia with the country being located on the west coast of Africa, bordering Senegal to the North, East and South and a coast line with the Atlantic Ocean to the West.

Thomas Cook flights and holidays flying direct from Glasgow to over 30 worldwide destinations can be booked online by clicking here.




FlyBe Launch Second French Route from Glasgow International

FlyBe have today (Saturday 03 May) launched their second new route to France from Glasgow International Airport. In April this year the airline launched a new twice daily service to Paris Charles de Gaul and today the airline took-off for the French city of La Rochelle.

La Rochelle is located on the west coast of France and is a major port city on the Bay of Biscay.

Flights to La Rochelle will operate once a week, every Saturday and FlyBe flights from Glasgow to Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Jersey, La Rochelle, Manchester, Newquay, Norwich, Paris CDG and Southampton can be booked online now by clicking here.



First Choice Airways Re-launch Popular Caribbean Route

First Choice Airways, the UK's leading leisure airline have today re-launched their previously operated weekly flight to Puerto Plata in the Caribbean country of the Dominican Republic.

Flights to Puerto Plata will operate every Saturday using a two-class Boeing 767 type aircraft. First Choice Airways have won numerace awards for their service and product onboard there long haul flights, to find out more about First Choice Airways long haul flights click here.

First Choice Airways flights from Glasgow International Airport to over 20 European destinations as well as the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Florida and Mexico can be booked online now by clicking here.




Air Southwest Launch Two New Routes from Glasgow International Airport

Regional low cost airline, Air Southwest today launched new flights to Newquay and Plymouth from Glasgow International Airport. Flights to Newquay and Plymouth will operate daily using a Dash 8 type aircraft.

Newquay Airport is the gateway to the beautiful Cornwall region in the Southwest of England and Cornwall is also known as the Surf Capital of the United Kingdom.

Flights to Newquay and Plymouth can be booked online now by clicking here.



Aer Lingus Moving to Terminal 2

Aer Lingus will be moving to Terminal 2 at Glasgow International Airport from the 1st of May 2008.



FlyGlasgow Welcome Competition Commission Report on BAA’s Monopoly

BAA’s ownership of Glasgow International Airport could at long last be brought to an end by the Competition Commission.

BAA currently own seven airports in the United Kingdom, a monopoly on British aviation. It is expected the Competition Commission will force BAA to sell two airports; with Glasgow International and London Gatwick favoured to be sold.

For years now BAA have allows passenger growth at Scotland’s busiest international airport to stagnate and have held Glasgow International Airport back from reaching its full potential as a major European Airport.

Paul Charles, of Virgin Atlantic Airways, said: "It seems the Competition Commission has seen the light. It supports the views of every airline and every passenger, that there is no competition at our major airports."

Andy Harrison, easyjet’s Chief Executive said: “We welcome the Competition Commission’s initial report as a major step in the right direction. It raises the right questions and the UK’s air passengers deserve answers which put their interests first. The combination of awful service, massive price increases and antiquated infrastructure makes it obvious to millions of passengers that the UK’s major airports are a shameful mess. This is due to a combination of poor airport regulation, an airport operator that is unresponsive to the needs of its major customers, poor long-term planning of infrastructure requirements, and BAA’s monopoly control of London and Scottish airports.”

Rick Green, chief executive of Glasgow based airline flyglobespan said: “Should the commission come to the conclusion that one of them should be under independent ownership, it would be hard to argue how that could be anything but a benefit to the Scottish traveller."

Ryanair’s Peter Sherrard commented “Ryanair welcomes the Competition Commission’s report into its emerging thinking. We fully support the Competition Commission’s view that BAA’s monopoly ownership of Glasgow International and Edinburgh airports has adversely affected competition.

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “Over the last year, Flybe have flown more than 75,000 flights from BAA/Ferrovial owned airports, so we are in a very good position to be able to comment on their lack of performance. It’s high time the sell-off began and in a spirit of cooperation, can we suggest they begin by disposing of Southampton, London Gatwick and Glasgow”.



EasyJet Launches New Portuguese Route from Glasgow

Low-fares airline easyJet has launched its latest new route from Glasgow International Airport, this time to the city of Faro in the South of Portugal, the gateway to the Algarve.

Flights from Glasgow to Faro will operate thrice-weekly with flights departing Glasgow International every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

EasyJet expects that it will carry 16,000 passengers between Glasgow and Faro in the route's first year.

David Osborne, the airline's UK commercial manager, said: "This direct route to Faro has already proven a popular choice and will offer all Scots the opportunity to experience the glorious Algarve from their local airport.

"Forward bookings for the route have been very strong, which further proves the demand for direct low-cost flights from Glasgow to the sun."

Flights from Glasgow International to Alicante, Belfast, Berlin, Bristol, Faro, Geneva, Ibiza, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Malaga, Palma and Paris Charles de Gaul can be booked online now at www.easyjet.com.
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Very nice thread GlasgowMan!!. I love the 777....
Didn't know that Flyglobespan have 767's.
Well maybe i'll get some pics of GLA and i'll put here

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Boeing 777-300 - Emirates





Boeing 767-300 - Flyglobespan



Boeing 747-400 - Virgin Atlantic Airways




Boeing 737-800 - Oman Air




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Nice photos Migssant, thanks for sharing

The second shot really makes the 777 look huge!
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100 days till Skyhub opens for business
The latest phase of Glasgow International Airports expansion plan, Skyhub, is just 100 days away from opening to passengers for the first time. The development will open on October 21 and will double the size of Terminal 1.

The new extension to Terminal 1, located to the east of the existing terminal is also bomb proof. The building has 88 giant pillars sank 120 feet into the ground to secure the foundations against any future terrorist attacks. The building is also encased in a steel case which will protect passengers and staff in the event of a bomb or explosion.

Once complete, Glasgow International Airport will be home to the UK's most advanced security screening area. Skyhub security will house 10 x-ray screening channels for checking passengers and their luggage.

There will also be a huge number of new shops and bars opening including the UK's largest Duty Free store and high-street brands such as Starbucks, Sunglass Hut, Hugh Boss, JD Wetherspoon and Frankie and Bennys.

On the ground floor of the new development will be a new and much larger arrivals hall for domestic passengers.

Managing director Gordon Dewar said: The opening of Skyhub, now less than 100 days away, promises a better airport experience for passengers at Glasgow International Airport, with fast, efficient security screening, more space to relax and a wider choice of bars, restaurants and shops.

Skyhub is the first of many major investments planned at Glasgow International Airport, including the new rail link and a new western pier. By 2014, when Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games, the airport will be substantially transformed, boasting world class surface access links and a modern, welcoming environment.













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