London air link probe

GLASGOW could get more flights to London.

Loading Comments

Airline chiefs are to investigate the possibility of more new routes out of the westcoast hub, and that could include flights to London City Airport.

The bustling airport is build on former docklands in the London borough of Newham. British Airways currently operates a daily BA Flier service between Glasgow and the London hub but there's thought to be scope for a rival operation.

And today Dublin-based airline chiefs at CityJet triggered speculation that they could launch a rival service and even use London City as a connecting hub to take Scots to a number of European financial centres as well as tourist hotspots in France and Jersey.

The possibility of extra flights was revealed as CityJet launched its first ever flight out of Glasgow when it flew passengers to Cardiff. This morning's maiden flight was the start of a daily service by the airline between Scotland's west coast and the Welsh capital after CityJet chiefs stepped in to save the route.

CityJet's chief executive, Christine Ourmieres, said: "Even though we are starting off with the route to Cardiff, I will always be open to considering other opportunities from Glasgow and the airline will monitor passenger demand and needs."

Business development manager at Glasgow Airport, Paul White, said: "We wish CityJet every success and look forward to working with the airline to ensure its success and hopefully expand its presence at Glasgow Airport."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

Italian at Osteria Del Tempo Perso, a Rox party and Karen Dunbar at Aye Write!




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

The secret is out, get out that red swimsuit as I’m sharing a stage with the Hoff

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.