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2008-10-10 12:00:24

By MICHAEL SETTLE BRITISH Airways should consider rebranding itself "London Airways", a group of MPs suggested last night in an expression of concern at the airline's decision to close its cabin crew base at Glasgow Airport with the loss of 138 jobs. Some 21 back benchers led by Jim Sheridan, Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, have signed a Commons motion denouncing the decision and urging BA to reconsider. The job losses at Glasgow and other regional airports "demonstrate a...

2008-10-03 12:00:16

By IAIN LUNDY THE firm that owns Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam has confirmed a "definite interest" in buying Glasgow Airport if it is put up for sale. Itis the second company, followingManchester Airport Group, to register an interest in Glasgow Airport, which faces being sold off by owner BAA. A report last month by the Competition Commission said Spanishowned BAA should relinquish control of Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport. The company's ownership of both, it said, was bad for...

2008-10-03 09:00:23

By TORCUIL CRICHTON TWO NHS doctors went on trial yesterday accused of plotting the terrorist car-bomb attacks on Glasgow Airport and London last year. Mohammed Jamil Asha, a 28-year-old Jordanian, and Bilal Abdullah, 29, from Iraq, are accused of planning an attack in Haymarket, central London, on June 29 in which an unexploded car bomb packed with gas cylinders and nails was found outside the Tiger Tiger nightclub. The following day, Saturday June 30, two men crashed a flaming Jeep...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

AIRPORT operator BAA has threatened a legal challenge against the Competition Commission after the watchdog recommended a break-up of its businesses. In its recent report, the company recommended the sale of Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, as well as two of its London airports. But BAA has accused the commission of "fundamental misunderstandings" of its business. It said there is strong evidence that air passengers in Edinburgh and Glasgow are not interested in flying in their rival...

2008-09-18 15:00:25

By GORDON THOMSON GATWICK Airport was today put up for sale, leaving major question marks over the ownership of Glasgow Airport. Under-fire airports operator BAA has announced plans to sell Gatwick "immediately" - just weeks after the Competition Commission claimed the company faced "significant competition problems" because it also owns London's Heathrow and Stansted. CC chiefs recommended that two of the airports should be sold and today BAA chief executive Colin Matthews announced...

2008-09-18 15:00:25

AMANDA McMillan couldn't have taken over as managing director of Glasgow Airport at a more challenging time. The credit crunch, collapsing economic markets, bankrupt charter airlines and the prospect of the airport being sold might dishearten the strongest person. She cannot allow that to affect her because the airport is vital to Scotland's economy. A downturn in business will hurt the whole country and she must find ways of increasing flights and passengers. A key part of that will...

2008-09-18 12:00:26

By GERRY BRAIDEN BAA, the much-criticised operator of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports, has insisted it is determined to hold on to all three, despite putting Gatwick up for sale. After being told last month by the Competition Commission that it may have to sell three of its seven UK airports, including one in Scotland, there was widespread speculation that Glasgow would be put on the market, with the owners of Manchester said to be ready with a GBP700m bid. Yesterday, despite...

2008-09-17 09:00:38

By FAY WINTER AIRPORT owner BAA said today that it will fight to retain ownership of both Edinburgh and Glasgow Airport. The news came as the company announced it is to sell Gatwick Airport. BAA owns Scotland's three largest airports, in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, as well as Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick in London. Today's announcement follows a report from the Competition Commission last month which identified "significant competition problems" because of BAA's dominant...

2008-09-12 15:00:21

By RUSSELL LEADBETTER People in Clydebank made the demand earlier this week to compensate them for what they described as their "daily nightmare". They want a share of BAA profits - possibly coupled with the pounds-1-per-passenger flyover charge - to be put into a community fund. But Amanda McMillan, the airport's new managing director, says those who argue for the levy are "mistaken". She said: "I cannot agree to any action that jeopardises the future of Glasgow Airport or the many...

2008-09-09 12:00:24

By Andrew Picken THE rivalry between the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh is as old as the hills but it has never quite taken to the skies before. While the two regularly jostle for sporting, cultural and business honours, their respective airports are not generally considered a natural point of competition. But this may change after the UK competition watchdog's ruling that their joint ownership by BAA may be harming passenger interests. Along with breaking up BAA's dominance of the...


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