Glasgow International Airport
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- Paisley, Renfrewshire PA3 2SW, United Kingdom
- United Kingdom
- Other airports serving Glasgow
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport
- 2658m x 46m
1104m x 46m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Aer Lingus
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Thomas Cook Airlines
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Delta Air Lines
Serving what is officially Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow Airport is Scotland’s leading long haul airport with a choice of services to the Middle East, the Gulf, Asia, Australasia and North America. The airport also serves the islands of Scotland as well as a range of European destinations. Owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings, Glasgow Airport is located approx. 10km west of the city centre and is home to a number of airlines including Emirates, easyJet, British Airways, Jet2.com, Flybe, KLM, United and Icelandair.
Location of Glasgow International Airport, United Kingdom
Ground Handlers servicing Glasgow International Airport
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Air Canada’s low-cost carrier Rouge is ratcheting up service to leisure destinations in Europe during the 2014 summer high season, which should prove a definitive test for the carrier’s theory that a low cost operation on routes producing softer yields is the correct equation to turn profits.
The growth and operation of Air Canada Rouge to a possible fleet of 50 aircraft is a strategic pillar of the company’s efforts to cut its unit costs by 15% – quite a formidable goal. Similar to Rouge’s initial roll-out of service from Toronto to Athens, Edinburgh and Venice and from Montreal to Athens, most of Rouge’s planned route expansion during 2014 is into markets that have been served by Air Transat during the high season. With just a few months of operations under its belt, no clear-cut conclusions can be made about Rouge’s future or the total effects on Air Transat, but Air Canada appears to be throwing down the competitive gauntlet, noting that it is now in a much better position to compete on those routes.
As American and US Airways move to close their merger in Jul-2013 and set out on a complex integration process, speculation over the status of the nine hubs comprising the backbone of the combined network was revived after a report from a US government watchdog questioned Philadelphia’s role in the combined network. Similar queries have also arisen over the status of Phoenix once integration is complete.
The network optimisation that occurs during a merger integration inevitably results in some service cuts and eliminations as unprofitable flights are culled. Southwest has been weeding out AirTran’s unviable routes for the last year (notably, without a huge amount of criticism) as it attempts to complete integration of the two carriers.
While it is natural to assume some hubs might lose prominence in the combined American-US Airways network, the reality is that during the last few years all the major American carriers have undergone network overhauls that resulted in concentrating flying at their hub strongholds, leveraging strength where they have a commanding presence. US Airways and American have notably embraced that strategy, evidenced by US Airways placing 99% of its flying at its Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington National hubs while American continually touts its cornerstone strategy that entails building its network around Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
Air Canada is sticking to its strategy for its new low-cost carrier Rouge by introducing service in Jul-2013 to untapped long-haul leisure markets and operating flights to sun destinations - with a presumably lower cost structure.
The carrier is taking aim at both domestic rival WestJet and its vacations package business and large Canadian tour operator Transat. Now that Air Canada has unveiled the initial routes for Rouge, its competitors appear to be making schedule adjustments in response to the decision by Canada’s largest carrier to compete more aggressively in the leisure market.
Air Canada finally gained the green light to move forward with the establishment of Rouge after the government in 2012 stepped into contentious negotiations between pilots and management and ultimately allowed the carrier to impose a contract on pilots that included elements for the establishment of a low-cost carrier.
British Airways (BA) is preparing to disband bmibaby, the low-cost unit it unwelcomely acquired from bmi after previous owner Lufthansa failed to find a buyer. But as the saying goes: one man’s meat in another man’s poison and the news of bmibaby’s grounding was welcomed by multiple airlines including Monarch, Flybe and Jet2.com, all of which are swiftly stepping in to backfill capacity.
Anemic-turns-dynamic is not exclusive to bmibaby’s network but a development seen following the recent demise of other small- and medium-sized airlines in Europe such as Spanair, Malev and Cimber Sterling. In those cases, competitors have reacted swiftly and within a couple of days to fill the void.
bmibaby’s closure is indicative of a recent development in Europe: the lavish injection of capital in loss-making carriers is coming to a standstill with public and private shareholders alike halting the operations of these entities, mostly small- and medium sized airlines, a trend long overdue and induced by low or no economic growth in most EU countries implementing stark austerity measures, and high fuel prices.
Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, posted results that missed expectations in its fiscal first quarter as higher fuel costs weighed on the net result.
The UK Competition Commission (CC) has delivered its "final verdict" on BAA, insisting that it must begin selling off London Stansted Airport within three months and later either of Glasgow or Edinburgh, two of the three airports that make up its Scottish division. A report issued on 19-Jul-2011 upholds a decision reached by the CC in Mar-2011 when it rejected an appeal by Spain’s Ferrovial-controlled BAA to prevent it from being forced to sell Stansted in southeast England. However BAA indicated it might seek a judicial review of the decision.
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