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The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association

Our mission is to ensure the Scottish travel marketplace is fair for consumers and travel agents. Representing all
of Scotland's major travel agents and working with our Associate members we tackle the biggest regulatory,
legislative and commercial challenges facing our industry.
We are the voice of Scotland's travel profession.

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From the President

STRIKING NEWS IN THE AIRLINE WORLD

STRIKING NEWS IN THE AIRLINE WORLD

Sometimes it pays to fly from regional airports, despite additional taxes and sometimes higher fares. A summer of discontent is with us, especially in the favourite areas of an unhappy workforce, this time mainly surrounding London.

Strikes in the airline world are no different to other industries, in that they are planned for maximum disruption. If all the planned action goes ahead, there are few London airports that won’t be affected.

Heathrow workers have planned strikes for late July and August, and with 1,300 movements a day it is difficult to see how there won’t be considerable disruption. Two separate groups at Gatwick are planning strikes for mid-August, and at Stansted a whopping 17-day period of strike action is planned - with their main target being easyjet.

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Edinburgh Airport accessibility service rated 'Very Good' by CAA for second year.

The industry regulator awarded Scotland’s busiest airport with the highest possible rating as more than 95,000 passengers requested assistance last year.

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British Airways increases Winter frequency between Scotland and London Heathrow

British Airways is to increase its winter schedule between Scotland and London’s Heathrow Airport, operating almost 200 flights a week from October 2019 to March next year. The frequency…

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Virgin Trains introduce innovations to help customers during disruptions

New apps for staff and customers offer real time updates

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KLM increases capacity between Aberdeen and Amsterdam for Winter 2019/20

Enhanced schedule will increase the current four midweek flights each day to five from end October.

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Virgin Trains fully equipped with free Wi-Fi and entertainment

Customers now able to enjoy greater access to BEAM on board...

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Glasgow Airport previews new Lomond Lounge ahead of summer opening

£1.6m investment ensures Glasgow has more lounge offerings than
any other Scottish airport...

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New Aberdeen to London service takes off!

Loganair's direct services to London Southend Airport celebrate their inaugural departure...

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G Adventures and National Geographic introduce Family Journeys... - a new line of trips for adventure-loving families...

in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together!

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Three new Loganair jet routes from Edinburgh take-off

Direct services to the Norwegian cities of Bergen (May 9) and Stavanger (May 10) celebrate inaugural departures, and a seasonal link with Guernsey commences (11 May).

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