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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)

  • Peggerz says:

    In the days of the British Caledonian shuttle, they routed LGW-EDI-GLA-LGW. The reverse for the next flight. It was not possible to book EDI-GLA alone however.

  • ankomonkey says:

    I’ll take one sausage roll over the Celine Dion tickets every time. I can get through the sausage roll but doubt I could get through the Celine Dion concert.

  • chris1922 says:

    I flew GLA – EDI back in 2001 with BMI, a Fokker 100 I think. The EDI – EMA was cancelled, so my GLA – EMA popped over to pick up the EDI passengers. Quick and fun.
    As for trains, there are no less than three routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
    Air Canada used to fly a triangle route combining Manchester, Glasgow and Toronto; after flying Glasgow to Toronto, it confused the hell out of me when I couldn’t find my flight back home two weeks later, but a flight to Manchester had the same flight number and departure time ! Manchester to Glasgow was very quick on a 767…

    • tony says:

      But not as quick as the NCL-PIK sector which I got to fly in an Air Transat TriStar in the late 90’s before heading on to Toronto. Even in the comfy seats up front there was no time for a drinks run.

    • Andrew says:

      There’s actually 5 rail routes – via Falkirk High, via Cumbernauld, via Livingston South, via Livingston North, via Carstairs! Plus a coach every 15 minutes.

  • Grimz says:

    This might be popular for ABZ – INV as its a horrendous road to drive!

    • The real John says:

      CX used to do HKG-CNS-BNE-HKG and the other way round alternatively, and also HKG-ADL-MEL-HKG.

      • Bagoly says:

        CAAC did CAN-MEL-SYD-CAN. I don’t know whether they rotated directions.
        I flew the first two legs in 1988.

    • David says:

      If you live in Dyce and want to get to Ardersier, perhaps, but not if you’re doing city to city. The A96 isn’t that bad at all these days though – I remember getting diverted to Dyce one night when INV was shut with fog, and the bus had us back to Dalcross in well under two hours.

  • Ikaz says:

    I have tried a box at the Manchester/AO arena from a different provider. It is correct that there was no complementary food or drinks but there was a member of staff in the box where we could order items and they would bring them to us. They took your card number when you first order something, and charged the card just before the end of the event. The food menu was uninspiring so we only bought a drink. I wouldn’t be in a rush to do it again

  • EJC says:

    Referring to EDI-GLA with Loganair, they have been operating this for months. Its due to a combination of the Southampton flights but you couldn’t book just it by itself, so that might be why the Aberdeen Inverness segment isn’t available. Interestingly you could book the EDI-GLA one as part of a KLM itinerary from AMS-EDI so it could be sold separately from the Southampton leg by partners but not Loganair.

  • Malcolm mclean says:

    Back in 1960.s I flew Glasgow to Edinburgh and return on a day return on a HP DART HERALD of BEA G-PWE. Return fare £00-15 shillings.sadly very poor plane spotting.

  • Paul says:

    There is no availability until February and then the fate is almost £100 return, Higher by about 20% is you wish to sit close to the front. Frankly seems pointless given the trains are cheap regular and take you direct from city center to city center for £28 and just 48 minute journey time. Add £4 and you get unlimited travel on public transport in either city.

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