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New Air Routes from Scotland 2016

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FlyerTon    229

Some new routes from Scotland 2016. Edit to add: a few of these routes are additional airlines on the route.

*New

Aberdeen - Reykjavik (KEF).

Icelandair. From 9 March. Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun. Boeing 757.

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Edinburgh - Copenhagen

Ryanair. Available now.

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*New

Edinburgh - New York JFK

American Airlines - From 7 May

Delta Virgin - From 27 May
More Edinburgh new routes:
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Glasgow - Toronto

Air Canada Rouge, three flights per week 14 June - 25 September. Boeing 767-300ER

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*New

Glasgow - Bucharest

Blue Air - Thursday & Sundays - available now. Boeing 737.

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*New

Glasgow - Milan Malpensa (first Glasgow direct Milan scheduled flights),

Easy Jet - Wednesday & Saturdays. Available now.

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Glasgow - Paris, CDG

Air France - from 27 March (daily). Airbus A318.

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Glasgow - Berlin

Ryanair. Available now.

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Marr1    491

Dundee -

Amsterdam - Flybe Daily Return

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The Master    2,594

*New

Edinburgh - New York JFK

American Airlines - From 7 May

I hope that starts before then because I'm booked on it on April 3rd.

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welshbairn    5,408

Aberdeen to Gdansk and Warsaw Wizz Air. They might have already been flying to Warsaw.

Inverness to Heathrow BA

More flights from Inverness to Amsterdam with KLM, Flybe are already doing it.

Thinking of doing a shortish trip to Poland in September. Aberdeen - Warsaw 2 nights, train to Gdansk 2 nights and back to Aberdeen. About £85 for the flights and £25 a night for hotels.

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Snakebite    470

Can see plenty of new routes from Glasgow and Edinburgh throughout the year. Prestwick will continue to struggle with Ryanair the only half arsed operator and Aberdeen likewise with the downturn in the Oil Industry.

Inverness seems to be doing alright as well.

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welshbairn    5,408

Can see plenty of new routes from Glasgow and Edinburgh throughout the year. Prestwick will continue to struggle with Ryanair the only half arsed operator and Aberdeen likewise with the downturn in the Oil Industry.

Inverness seems to be doing alright as well.

Inverness is doing ok but so far Amsterdam is the only place outside the UK you can fly to apart from expensive package trips with a load of incontinent geriatrics to Italy or Switzerland. There's a cheap early flight to Gatwick though which means you can connect with most budget flights from there, and spend a bit of time in Brighton if there's a long time between flights. Aberdeen is still getting more routes.

P.S. Forgot about Dublin and Jersey.

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Snakebite    470

I meant proportionately for an area of its size, Inverness probably punches and I think it does well to have as many major routes as it does for a small population area. I'd be surprised if the Ryanairs, Jet 2 type operators who rely a lot on sun routes will ever go with much of an offering there, but its doing alright. It'll rely a lot on inbound tourism to counteract its small population.

Aberdeen's traffic was down 14% in 2015 from 2014. Pretty worrying times I think. They'll always be bigger than Inverness, but its not exactly positive reading.

Prestwick will be done with commercial ops within 5 years.

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FlyerTon    229

Prestwick will be done with commercial ops within 5 years.

Will it have that long? Today, 30 Jan, there's only 1 Ryanair flight outbound and one inbound.

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Snakebite    470

I'm sure I read a comment lately saying they want to give it 5 years before attempting to sell it back to the private sector.

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Marr1    491

When is that due to start.

Don't know exactly when but sometime in 2016.

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Deeboy    2,920

When is that due to start.

Nobody has said, there was Ramsays Travel Agents in the paper the other week claiming they're inundated with requests and they are 'able' to offer a 2/3 night break, flights and hotel inclusive, for around £200.

Not a clue how they'd manage that - or how they'd know they could. Dundee is expensive as fùck to fly out of.

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Marr1    491

Nobody has said, there was Ramsays Travel Agents in the paper the other week claiming they're inundated with requests and they are 'able' to offer a 2/3 night break, flights and hotel inclusive, for around £200.

Not a clue how they'd manage that - or how they'd know they could. Dundee is expensive as fùck to fly out of.

Government Subsidy that's made it possible

Edit: this is the article https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/2016/01/23/dundonians-clamour-for-seats-on-new-air-route-to-amsterdam/

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