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Loganair launches Glasgow to Edinburgh flights

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For anyone keen to avoid the M8, Loganair has launched a new flight between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The 50 mile trip takes just 15 minutes.

This is not a permanent change. Struggling to fill direct flights, Loganair is picking up passengers in both cities before flying on to Stornoway or elsewhere. You can, however, buy tickets purely for the Edinburgh to Glasgow leg.

Loganair launches flights from Glasgow to Edinburgh

A similar flight is available between Inverness and Aberdeen, on the way to Kirkwall. This is a trip of around 85 miles.

Glasgow to Edinburgh is operated a 50-seat Embraer ERJ145, like the one pictured above.

Comments (34)

  • Michael C says:

    Re. Loganair LHR-IOM. This is bookable on BA under a BA flight number, although BA avios says “this route does not exist” (I’m guessing due to their collaboration agreement). But how about lounge access at LHR? (if and when, of course!)

  • Dubious says:

    Strangely LoganAir show the ABZ-INV flights on the website schedule but not on their booking engine.

  • abc says:

    “Anyone keen to avoid the M8” can just take the train which takes 45 minutes. Unless you actually have a connecting flight, not really a point to fly.

    • TimesVillage says:

      You get 800 Clan Points for around £55, or £50 from INV to ABZ!

    • Fraser says:

      And makes even more of a mockery of the fact the train runs past the airport, but instead of building a train station we got a £1bn tram.

  • Martin says:

    I’ve flown EDI-GLA once before, I think as part of a triangular route from CPH. Someone accidentally got off too early so they had to get everyone down to the tarmac to identify their hold bags – I’d imagine this is a large part of the reason triangular routes aren’t really a thing anymore.

  • Stu N says:

    I’ve done EDI to GLA as well – second aborted landing at EDI and off we go to the land that soap forgot…

  • Simon says:

    I also did the short hop between Edinburgh and Glasgow many years ago. One of the most turbulent flights I’ve been on. Apparently the short distance means the plane can’t reach a cruising altitude so it is impacted more by any wind.

  • Jimbo says:

    When I was at drama school in the late 70s in Edinburgh me and my flatmate took the edi to gla one day as a lark. It was cheap and a hoot. She paid more than me as she was over 25 I think. It was fun watching the landscape from a prop plane not really achieving much altitude.
    From those humble beginnings to flying A380 with Air France to most recent days in BA First on 747s and in pilot seat for a farewell to the Queen Of The Skies.

    Ah memories.

  • C says:

    and after your 15 minute flight into Glasgow, it’ll take (at least) 30 minutes to get into the city from the airport… via the M8.

    Unless, of course, you go via the train… in which case I’ll see you in an hour or two.

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