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Scottish Government Sets Restrictions on Airports Amid Coronavirus Threat

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Scottish government introduced a so-called “rate relief” to Scottish airports for a year.  The UK's Airport Operators Association (AOA) welcomed the new policies and urged England's government to carry out a similar measure to help the airports in the country. The airports in Scotland could get 100 percent in rates relief for one year, meanwhile, the companies providing aviation-related services, such as de-icing, re-fuelling, moving aircraft, waste servicing, allocation of seating, handling of…

Opinion: Should Virgin Atlantic Re-Enter the Domestic U.K. Market?

Virgin Atlantic revealed this week that they would be interested in looking into the U.K. domestic market again should the slot system be reorganized after London Heathrow airport’s coming expansion. Virgin Atlantic says that a new system would “enable the creation of a second flag carrier” as it hopes it…

Edinburgh Airport Expected to Sell for $2.5 Billion

According to the Telegraph, a potential deal for the purchase of Edinburgh Airport, the busiest in Scotland, is expected. Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is the sole owner of the airport, the U.S.-based group acquired the airport for one billion in 2012. According to the report, the airport will be sold…

Glasgow Airport Makes Initial Step in Establishing First Nonstop Route…

Glasgow Airport and the Shanghai Airport Authority have formed an alliance in an effort to expand tourism between the two cities, which could see the introduction of nonstop flights for the first time. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Thursday after months of negotiation. A number of long-haul routes operate…

Ryanair Announces Significant Growth in Scotland

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that they will be increasing their schedule from Scotland during the winter of 2017. Ryanair will operate 15 new routes out of Scotland's airports, which the airline has said will deliver a 20% growth in passenger numbers per year. The carrier currently operates out of four…

Loganair to Operate Independently For the First Time in 24…

Flybe has announced it will be ending its franchise agreement with Scotland’s Loganair. The deal, which saw Loganair aircraft flying with Flybe colors in the Scottish Highlands, will end on Aug. 31, 2017. Loganair, which for the past 24 years has operated with franchise agreements, will operate independently. Previously, the carrier…