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Airport transfers Falkirk have been serving customers in Falkirk since 2010. We can transfer you to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport. Phone 07576-127097 to book your taxi or make an online booking. We offer fixed price fares at discount prices to travel to  most destinations from Travel from  Edinburgh to Falkirk takes about half an hour subject to traffic. There is usually congestion at the Newbridge roundabout on the M9  at peak times near the airport so delays of up to 10 minutes  can be expected

 

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Christmas holiday transfers in Edinburgh

If you have booked a Christmas holiday from or to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport this is your guide to the airport and holiday transfers to your final destination . Phone 07576-127097 for booking information about airport transfers from or to Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport.

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Flybe announces new daily flights to London City airport

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has  signed a five-year agreement with London City Airport which will see the introduction of a competitively priced route from Edinburgh Airport to the heart of London. This means Flybe will now operate 10 direct services from Edinburgh.  The airline has also announced services from London City to Inverness, Dublin, Belfast City and Exeter.

From  October 2014, Flybe will offer four times daily services between the two cities, which includes  flights arriving in London before 9am for under £50 .

Flybe expects the new route will appeal particularly to those travelling for business to and from the City of London and Canary Wharf whose travel plans are time-critical and who will appreciate the reduced transfer times compared to flying to or from West Sussex or Bedfordshire. London City airport is conveniently located in the heart of the financial capital with connections offered every ten minutes by Docklands Light Railway, meaning that passengers can be in Canary Wharf in 12 minutes – and, via the London Underground, in Westminster in just 24.

Saad Hammad, Flybe’s Chief Executive Officer, said:

“We’re delighted to announce this brand new affordable and competitively priced service between Edinburgh and London City airport.  Today’s news is a significant landmark in the re-birth of Flybe.  The decision to re-enter the London market at its most convenient airport follows a rigorous profitability analysis utilising our strict ‘Route Assessment Model’.

“We have taken into consideration how appealing London City is for business travellers looking to be in central London in time for morning meetings, as well as getting home in time to put the kids to bed.”

“Flybe is today already connecting over 7 million passengers a year throughout the UK and Europe.  With this new major London connection from Inverness, we are not only cementing our position as Europe’s largest regional airline but also upholding our customer promise to be significantly faster than rail or road – ‘The Fastest Way from A to Flybe’.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Airport, said:

“Air travel remains the best way for Scots to access London and we’re delighted to see Flybe announce this new service to London City Airport.

“We will grow as an airport by providing our passengers with choice.  It is fantastic to be continuing to do that with a strong Flybe brand.

“We look forward to working with the new team to provide even more choice for our passengers.”

Colin Keir MSP, Edinburgh Western Constituency, said:

“I’m delighted to see that Flybe will be offering another alternative service to London. This shows confidence in Edinburgh and I wish them great success.”

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Edinburgh Airport traffic increases

Passenger numbers at Edinburgh Airport increased by over 11% in January, with a huge increase in domestic traffic seeing over 580,000 passengers travel through the terminal.

A total of 586,184 passengers travelled through Edinburgh Airport last month, an increase of 11.5% compared to January 2013.

The number of domestic passengers rose by 9.4% on the previous year , with a total of 321,502 passengers at the airport .

International traffic  increased by  14.3% on January 2013, with a total of 264,682 passengers.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive, said: “We’ve enjoyed a strong start to 2014 with our domestic carriers seeing a steady increase in passenger numbers in January.

“The introduction of Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red service to Heathrow has seen an extra 25,000 passengers travel through Edinburgh Airport compared to the same time last year. ”

The city of Edinburgh has won 2 more accolades from Wanderlust magazine . The city was voted 4th best destination in the UK , and eighth best city in the world

Top City: Bagan

1. Bagan, Myanmar/Burma 97.50%

2. Luang Prabang, Laos 95.71

3. Hoi An, Vietnam 94.33

4. Venice, Italy 94.19

5. San Francisco, USA 94.12

6. Cusco, Peru 93.85

7. New York, USA 93.51

8. Edinburgh, UK 93.08

9. Cape Town, South Africa 92.97

10. Tallinn, Estonia 92.63

With a whopping 97.50% satisfaction rating, Bagan is your winner this year. You racked up over 768 cities on your travels! From Bognor to Ouagadougou, Abidjan to Zwolle. Hanoi was the most visited city, followed by London, Hoi An and Paris!

Top UK Destinations: Lake District

1. Lake District

2. London

3. Cornwall

4. Edinburgh

5. Peak District

6. Scottish Highlands

7. Northumberland

8. Yorkshire Dales National Park

9. Snowdonia

10. Bath

Even cosmopolitan London was no match for the breathtaking views and rural charm of the Lake District. It’s your top UK destination.

New services from Edinburgh Airport

In line with its expansion strategy for  Edinburgh Airport  , owners GIT have announced new routes from Norway to the capital  . Business and leisure passengers will have increased opportunities to travel to Norway after Scandinavian Airlines  announced it will introduce two new services to the country from next April.

SAS will operate twice-weekly services, on a Thursday and Sunday, from Edinburgh to Oslo and Stavanger from 10 April until 05 October, increasing connectivity between Scotland and Norway and enhancing onward travel options to more destinations in northern Europe.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive at Edinburgh Airport, said: “Norway is an important trade and business link for Scotland and we’re delighted to be working with SAS in developing this further.

“Expanding our route network is one of our top priorities and we’re pleased to be introducing these new flights to allow Scots the opportunity to visit this beautiful country.

“The year will be hugely exciting for Scotland. We’re looking forward to welcoming our Norwegian passengers and giving them a taste of all that Scotland has to offer in 2014.” Hans Dyhrfort, SAS’ Regional General Manager Western Europe, commented: “We are pleased to offer new summer services direct to both Oslo and Stavanger and provide a direct flight to Norway, the fjords, and Scandinavia.  “For any business travellers wishing to travel during this period, we offer the convenience of direct flights to either Oslo or Stavanger, with onward flights to many other Norwegian destinations.”  In 2014 Scotland hosts golf’s Ryder Cup and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow . It’s even possible that the city’s tram system will be up and running by April . Test runs have been completed all the way to Princes Street in the city centre.

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Scottish government announces plans to buy Prestwick Airport

The Scottish government is to buy Prestwick airport, whose main claim to fame is as  the only place Elvis Presley officially ever stood on British soil, to prevent the closure of the unprofitable terminal located 30 miles southwest of Glasgow. It is unusual for a government to buy an airport, although the Welsh assembly recently bought Cardiff Airport.

The government plans to complete due diligence and the transfer of the airport with Infratil Ltd., Prestwick’s New Zealand-based owner, within six weeks, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon  announced . The infrastructure company put the site on Scotland’s west coast up for sale in March 2012 and failed to find a buyer.

While a sale price has yet to be finalized, Infratil doesn’t expect “material proceeds,” Chief Financial Officer Kevin Baker said in a telephone interview in Wellington today. “When you fail to make a sale to any private-sector parties, and the government agrees to take it back into public ownership, then you’re not in a strong position to negotiate a very favorable price,” he said.
The airport’s main business is freight traffic. Ryanair   , Europe’s biggest discount airline, is the sole scheduled operator to serve Prestwick, connecting it with 27 destinations . Scotland’s only rail-connected airport has struggled to attract other carriers, which prefer to use bases closer to Glasgow and Edinburgh .
Taking Prestwick into public ownership while seeking a long-term commercial investor will help protect 3,200 jobs directly and indirectly associated with the airport . It proved impossible to get a private investor to commit to buying Prestwick in a timespan acceptable to Infratil, she said.

Passenger numbers at Prestwick totaled 621,000 in the eight months through August . That compares with 6.6 million through Edinburgh airport and 4.9 million at Glasgow.

Prestwick’s terminal can handle 3 million passengers a year and the owners claim it could easily be expanded to accommodate 10 million . In the past  the base served as a trans-Atlantic gateway and staging post for U.S. aircraft during World War II.

Prestwick still has Scotland’s longest runways, and with a lower incidence of fog than any other airport in Britain is often used as a diversionary terminal when others are closed.

Baker said Infratil may have been forced to close the airport without a sale to the government. The company is also trying to sell Manston airport in the U.K., and in May 2013 announced it had written down the value of both airports to 11 million pounds .

Presley landed at Prestwick in 1960 on his way back to the U.S. from Germany after completing mandatory military service.

“There is a bar at the airport, in the departure lounge, called the Elvis lounge,” Baker said.

Falkirk hosts Rock the Stadium this weekend

Ronan Keating , Status Quo and 10CC fans are flocking to the Falkirk Stadium for the Rock the Stadium  concerts  this weekend. Ronan Keating  is the Irish singer and song writer who has combined single and album sales in excess of 45 million, holds the Guinness book of records for the amazing total of 30 consecutive Top Ten UK singles and has played live in over 50 countries, and this summer will play for the first time in Central Scotland at the home of Falkirk FC.

Ronan will perform at The Falkirk Stadium on Friday the 21st of June, the first night of the Rock the Stadium weekend.

Ronan said:-

“I am really excited to be performing at the Falkirk Stadium this summer and love playing outdoors in these great venues. What makes it more exciting and something magical is playing to a Scottish audience. I am looking forward to playing with my band and singing my hits as well as some of new songs from my new CD’ Fires.”

. The Falkirk stadium is about a mile from the town centre. The nearest railway station is Falkirk Grahamston. Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh stop at Falkirk High station. The quickest way to transfer to the stadium is by taxi. Phone 01324-883305 to book a transfer.

Status Quo are the veteran rockers who have been making hits since the sixties. Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi remain the core members of the band. They have a new single and album out which they premiered on the BBC’s One Show last week.

10cc  hit their peak in the 1970s with I’m not in love and Wakll Street . The band initially consisted of four musicians—Graham GouldmanEric StewartKevin Godley, and Lol Creme—who had written and recorded together for some three years, before assuming the “10cc” name in 1972.

10cc  consisted of  two strong songwriting teams, one ‘commercial’ and one ‘artistic’, but both teams injected sharp wit into lyrically dextrous and musically varied songs. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-song-writers, who created most of the band’s  most commercial  songs.  Godley and Creme were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility who graduated to video production.

Falkirk Grahamston is the  nearest railway station . Trains from Glasgow and Edinburgh stop at Falkirk High station. The quickest way to transfer to the stadium is by taxi. Phone 01324-883305 to book a transfer.

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control tower , Edinburgh Airport , Scotland

Edinburgh Airport flies the flight fantastic

Edinburgh Airport has stunned visitors by lighting the control tower  in violet ahead of a rebranding.

Airport chiefs have stated the colour change could be a glimpse into  the rebrand which is  revealed to the public today at Edinburgh Castle.

“We changed the colour on the tower as a little teaser for the public, and also because it’s coming up to Christmas,” said airport spokesman Gordon Robertson.

“We wanted to build up anticipation and excitement about the changes that are being made. The rebrand is needed, we’ve been working very hard in the six months since it was purchased by new owners and we’re all very excited.”

The airport was bought by GIP in the summer and numerous improvements have been made since then. The car park has been totally resurfaced. The controversial drop-off charge of £1 is still in place causing compaints from Airport shuttle companoes in Falkirk. Critics have said that it is a blatant ripoff to charge customers for using the airport. There is no sign of the airport chiefs changing their mind about the charge.

The airport was sold in April to Global Infrastructure Partners, after the Competition Commission ruled BAA had to sell either Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Former managing director of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, has been appointed chief executive officer. Mr Dewar is currently CEO of Bahrain International Airport and will rejoin the team at Edinburgh in the summer.

The airport’s current managing director, Jim O’Sullivan, has agreed to continue in his role until then. Edinburgh Airport refused to say what post Mr O’Sullivan was moving to.

Competitive player Michael McGhee, Global Infrastructure Partners partner, said: “Gordon is an outstanding airport executive, with relevant experience of Edinburgh Airport. “We are pleased to have secured his return and look forward to supporting him and his team as they begin the important job of establishing Edinburgh Airport as a more dynamic, competitive player in the global aviation industry.”

He added: “It is important to acknowledge the important role played by current airport managing director, Jim O’Sullivan, who has steered his team through the sale process with the highest levels of professionalism and focus.

“He will leave Edinburgh Airport in good shape, and with our best wishes.”

Gordon Dewar, who was managing director of Edinburgh Airport between 2008 and 2010, said: “Edinburgh is my home city, and I am excited to be returning to one of the most important jobs in the capital. The challenge of leading the airport and the team into a new era of competition and growth is an irresistible one, and very different to the role I once played in BAA. “Edinburgh Airport’s future, its plans and its identity, will all be shaped in Edinburgh, and our decisions will only be influenced by what is good for Edinburgh Airport, and the city and country we serve.”

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