Scotland's Airports

Scotland's Airports

Aberdeen worst Scots airport for delays

Aberdeen has been revealed as the worst airport in Scotland for flight punctuality.

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A plane similar to the one which crashed. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

Crash pilot ‘not qualified to fly in poor visibility’

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Mugdrum island. Picture: Geograph

Cessna pilot makes emergency landing on tiny Scottish island

A hero pilot landed his stricken plane on the tiny, uninhabited island of Mugdrum, in the River Tay.

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The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will be best viewed on Sunday night into Monday morning in Scotland

The best place in Scotland to witness spectacular meteor showers

Scots are being urged to get out of towns and away from light pollution to witness to watch a spectacular meteor shower and gaze at the largest planet in the solar system.

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EasyJet currently flies 19 routes from Glasgow and 41 from Edinburgh

EasyJet to flex its wings from Glasgow after Ryanair quits

Scotland’s biggest airline is poised to expand at Glasgow Airport in stark contrast to rival Ryanair, which is to close its base there because air taxes have not been cut.

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The Lufthansa aircaraft that declared an emergency over Scotland. File picture: BriYYZ

Germany-USA flight declares emergency over Scotland

A Lufthansa flight bound for Charlotte in North Carolina is diverting to the UK after signalling an emergency while flying over Scotland.

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Edinburgh Airport's iconic tower. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Airport announce flights between capital and Glasgow

A new direct route between Scotland’s two largest cities will come into operation later this month with the country’s newest airline.

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The unique Barra beach landing strip was chosen as the best thing about Scottish transport. Picture: Abigail Treffry

Alastair Dalton: Experts reveal Scotland’s transport heaven – and hell

Everyone has a bee in their bonnet about transport, and that’s what makes it so perennially interesting to write about.

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Racking up the miles can earn first-class perks. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

Obsessive Scots fly thousands of miles solely for airline rewards

They take multiple-stop flights across the world before coming straight back.

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Ryanair is to ground all but three of its 17 winter routes from Glasgow. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Alastair Dalton: Failure to cut air taxes a handy excuse for airlines

Before the worst snowfall for 20 years appeared to smother debate over the announcement, Ryanair’s shock decision to close its Glasgow base had some in the industry shaking their heads.

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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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United Airlines has taken "full responsibility" for the incident. Picture: AP.

Dog dies on United Airlines flight after being forced into overhead locker

United Airlines has taken “full responsibility” for the in-flight death of a dog, after a flight attendant allegedly forced the pet into an overhead locker.

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Celtic's Scott Sinclair is believed to have been attacked at Glasgow Airport. Picture: SNS/Craig Williamson

Celtic’s Scott Sinclair attacked at Glasgow Airport after Old Firm game

Celtic star Scott Sinclair was verbally assaulted at Glasgow Airport following the Old Firm game.

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A lone lorry braves the M876. Picture: PA

Scotland’s weather: Sunday’s transport disruption prospects

There will be a limited number of trains operating today and many minor roads will stay closed, but airports hope to operate most flights.

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Snowy Scotland to thaw, but disruption to drag into next week

Snowbound Scotland can finally look forward to a slow thaw but significant disruption is expected to drag on into next week.

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Edinburgh Airport open but numerous flights cancelled

BOSSES at Edinburgh Airport have declared that the airport remains open and operational but added that there will be numerous flight cancellations.

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Scotland’s weather: Heavy snow brings transport system to a standstill

Travel across a swathe of Scotland will be severely disrupted today after the country’s first red snow alert for eight years caused transport havoc.

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Scotland’s weather and travel: everything we know so far

Emergency services are on stand-by tonight across Scotland as forecasters warned of weather conditions that could pose a “risk to life”.

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300 jobs ‘at risk’ as Ryanair set to close base at Glasgow Airport

Budget airline Ryanair is to close its base at Glasgow Airport.

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Picture: CC BY-SA 2.0 / Ronnie Robertson / Flickr

Domestic flight to Edinburgh declares mid-air emergency

A LOGANAIR flight from Norwich to Edinburgh was diverted this morning after calling a mid-air emergency.

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