Friday 3 January 2003

Glasgow Airport

EasyJet has cut its Glasgow to Amsterdam service from twice to once per day:
A spokeswoman for easyJet said: "It is very difficult for us to operate with high landing charges. The market for us in Scotland, with regular flights from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, means services sometimes overlap. We fully expect to meet demand for flights."
There has been persistent suggestion of unnecessarily high landing charges at Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, both of which are owned by the formerly nationalised BAA. Non-BAA airports like Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool have expanded considerably. Edinburgh has done well on the back of a booming city economy but I think that it would be beneficial if Edinburgh and Glasgow airports were owned by separate organisations.