Air Scotland low-cost airline and flight news

This page contains an archive of all news items featuring Air Scotland. You can also view all of the routes operated by Air Scotland.

March 11th, 2007

Good bye Air Scotland

Air Scotland, the low-cost airline based in Scotland, ceased operating during February. Oddly for a low-cost airline, they appear to have disappeared without trace and there was no formal announcement that they would cease operations. We have been unable to find any information about what should happen to passengers who have booked tickets.

The airline, registered in Greece, was previously licensed by the Greek Civil Aviation Authority. It is believed that they have had their operating license suspended, and therefore, cannot continue flying.

October 4th, 2006

Air Scotland add winter Canary Island links

Air Scotland will launch flights from their Glasgow (International) and Manchester bases to the Canary Islands this winter. From 31 October 2006, they will fly weekly to Arrecife and Las Palmas.

June 23rd, 2006

Air Scotland to rebrand as topjetair

Air Scotland – the low-cost airline which was intended to be the Scottish flag carrier is to be renamed.

It has been speculated that one of the reasons for the name change is to help offset the reputation that the airline has recently obtained for heavily delayed and cancelled flights.

Last year, Air Scotland was acquired by Spanish hotel chain H-Top Hotels, and has since begun flying from English airports, as well as Scottish ones. The parent company says that the new name – topjetair – will give the airline a “more international flair”.

May 8th, 2006

FlyGlobespan from Liverpool to Tenerife

While fellow Scottish low-cost airline Air Scotland have recently established a large presence at Manchester, FlyGlobespan have announced that they will fly from Liverpool to Tenerife this winter.

FlyGlobespan will fly daily, from 03 November, between Liverpool and Tenerife. They have also started selling tickets for a number of their existing routes for the winter 06/07 season.

March 31st, 2006

Air Scotland expands.. into England

Air Scotland will scale back the flights they operate from Scotland this summer, in favour of flying from English airports instead. From 07 June 2006, they will begin flying weekly from Birmingham and Newcastle to Girona. This follows their recent announcement that Manchester would become an Air Scotland base.

This move will see them scale back some routes planned from Glasgow (International) and Edinburgh.

February 5th, 2006

Air Scotland launches Spanish flights from Manchester

Air Scotland will launch 4 routes from Manchester, beginning in May 2006. They will launch weekly flights to Malaga, Palma, Alicante and Girona.

Flights are already available to book at www.air-scotland.com.

October 18th, 2005

Air Scotland in trouble?

It has been reported in the news during the last week that Air Scotland flights have been excessively delayed by their inability to pay fuel bills. This inability is allegedly not to do with a lack of finance, but rather confusion during a partial change of ownership.

It would seem that these extensive delays have been building up, and Air Scotland were required to charter in an additional aircraft to clear some of the delay backlog. Unfortunately the aircraft drafted in was unable to help passengers, as the pilot refused to fly until the bill for this temporary charter was settled in full. They were unable to do this, and the additional aircraft charter was cancelled.

This is raising concerns within the industry, and clearly a number of suppliers to Air Scotland are concerned about their ability to pay debts. At this time, it has been recommended that passengers reconfirm their flight times before travelling, in order to determine if their flight will be subject to delay.

March 25th, 2005

Air Scotland announces route to Amsterdam

Air Scotland will launch a twice-weekly flight from Glasgow (International) to Amsterdam on 21 May 2005.

Tickets are available now on this route for the summer season.

February 25th, 2005

Air Scotland to fly to Paris

Air Scotland will start flying a weekly route from Glasgow (International) to Paris (Charles de Gaulles) on 01 April 2005.

May 7th, 2004

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