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ref date:25 Mar 2001 (TRA)
Scottish airways empty and under utilised

The Sunday Times ran a series of letters to the editor today where people expressed their general disgust at having to fly to and from the USA to Scotland via London/Holland or Iceland because the DTI wants to KEEP AIR TRAFFIC and its fees for the South of England.

Glasgow and Edinburgh can both accommodate transatlantic airliners and yet we have to waste time and money flying via London to get to the USA and via God knows where whenever we want to arrive in or leave Scotland.

There is NO technical or business reason for this. Its sheer Westminster supported bloody mindedness to make Scots remember we are just a colony after all.