Scotland's Airports

Scotland's Airports

Scotland in ‘strong position’ to host first UK spaceport

Scotland is in ‘a strong position’ to host the first UK spaceport and to capitalise further on commercial space activity, an MP has said ahead of a Westminster debate on the sector.

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An easyJet flight from Edinburgh suffered a severely hard landing

Edinburgh easyJet plane suffered hard landing after computer failure

An easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Munich suffered a severely hard landing after the apparent failure of an onboard computer, according to an accident investigation report out today

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Woods near Cambusbarron were searched by police

Search resumes for missing plane spotted heading towards woodland

A search mission has resumed after reports that a microlight aircraft was seen falling towards a wooded area.

Stirling
NSW police and salvage personnel work to recover the wreckage of the seaplane (Mick Tsikas/AAP Images via AP)

Sydney plane crash: Seaplane was ‘destroyed’ in 1996 fatal incident

A seaplane that crashed near Sydney and killed six people had been rebuilt after it was “destroyed” in a fatal incident more than 20 years ago.

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Footage of the plane abandoning a landing, Picture: @ghkirk/Twitter

Plane from Edinburgh forced to abort landing in Storm Eleanor

A PASSENGER plane from Edinburgh was forced to abort its landing after being blasted by Storm Eleanor.

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Stranded passengers from the Qatar Airways flight wait in an Edinburgh hotel lobby. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Alastair Dalton: Nightmares for seasonal travellers all too common

Passengers travelling long distances to reach friends and relatives for Hogmanay who are reading this will shudder at the ordeal suffered by 250 people flying from Edinburgh Airport before Christmas.

Opinion

‘Flash freeze’ causes Glasgow Airport to grind to a halt

Freezing temperatures meant flights were cancelled and diverted from Glasgow Airport.

Transport
Some Ryanair pilots are set to go on strike, Picture: Neil Hanna

Ryanair pilots to go on strike five days before Christmas

Some Irish-based Ryanair pilots are to take pre-Christmas strike action.

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Edinburgh Airport has long sought a route to China. Picture: Contributed

Hopes soar for first direct flights between Scotland and China

The first direct flights between Scotland and China have moved a step closer with a new deal between London and Beijing, the UK government claimed today.

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10 people died after a police helicopter crashed through the roof of a busy pub in Glasgow on 29 November 2013. Picture:
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Solicitor and MSP blast ‘long wait’ for Clutha fatal accident inquiry

The solicitor representing a number of victims of the Clutha helicopter crash has criticised the length of time prosecutors have taken to announce a fatal accident inquiry.

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The scene of the Clutha helicopter crash, Picture: Jan Hollands/PA Wire

No Clutha helicopter crash criminal proceedings as inquiry announced

A Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) will take place into the Clutha helicopter crash.

Transport
FlyGlobespan was headed by chief executive Rick Green before it ceased operations on 16 December 2009. Now its memorabilia is in demand on eBay. Picture: Jane Barlow

High demand for FlyGlobespan artefacts

It is close to a decade since it went into administration, cancelling all flights overnight. But memorabilia from Scottish airline FlyGlobespan is still for sale on eBay from sellers from all over the globe.

Lifestyle
Pilot hailed as "superb" for successfully landing the Inverness-bound flight. Picture: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

‘Superb’ pilot successfully landed Inverness-bound flight

A pilot who landed an airliner with no nose gear has been praised for his “superb” skills and avoiding a fire.

Transport
US president Donald Trump poses for the press on the 13th tee of his golf course on the Menie Estate, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire.

Uber hoping plans to launch a flying taxi take off

Uber have created plans for a flying taxi in a bold proposal that could provide commuters of the future with some relief from congested roads.

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Ryaniar cancelled flights after French strike. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Pupils forced to take ferry and bus after Ryanair cancellations

A group of Fife school children were forced take a ferry and bus back home, while other Scottish holidaymakers slept on airport floors after Ryanair cancelled a host of flights.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Ryanair suspends 1000 Scottish flights - what are your rights?

Ryanair suspends 1000 Scottish flights - what are your rights?

Ryanair is to suspend five Scottish routes this winter including Edinburgh and Glasgow to Stansted as its pilot holiday crisis deepens.

Transport

Edinburgh flight makes emergency landing

A flight heading for Edinburgh had to make an emergency landing due to a medical incident.

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Airlines have called for a ban on early morning alcohol sales at airports.

Airport alcohol ban call after Scottish arrest figures released

A leading low fares airline has renewed calls for greater controls on the sale of alcohol to passengers travelling through airports, after new figures revealed more than 120 people have been arrested at Scotland’s main hubs over the past 20 months.

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Typhoon aircraft were scrambled. Picture: Ministry of Defence

Jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers over North Sea

Typhoon jets were scrambled from a Scottish RAF base to intercept Russian bombers that had flown into British airspace.

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Most of Ryanair's Scottish cancellations involve Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Neil Hanna

In full: Scottish flights affected by Ryanair cancellations

A total of 16 Scottish flights are among around 2,000 cancelled by Ryanair over the next six weeks.

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