London City Airport is 30 years old

London City Airport is 39 years old today .The first arrival was a De Havilland Dash 7 aircraft.

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At the time, London City Airport was the first completely new airport to be built in the UK for 40 years, taking just 18 months to construct at a cost of £34 million.
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Taxi from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrews

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Edinburgh airport now has more domestic passengers than Heathrow airport , the busiest airport in Europe.

Over the past 12 years, the number of travellers on UK flights to and from Heathrow has dropped by 28 per cent. Last year it handled an average of just over 13,000 domestic passengers per day, compared with over 18,000 in 2005.

Over the same spell, the airport’s overall passenger numbers have increased 26 per cent.

Edinburgh, Scotland’s busiest airport, has also seen a drop in domestic passengers while its overseas numbers increase. But the decline was only 14 per cent, allowing it to take over top position from Heathrow.

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The figures appear in the new edition of the Anker Report, compiled by Ralph Anker. He believes Air Passenger Duty, which doubled in 2007, has played a part in the overall reduction in domestic passengers; the tax now adds £26 to a round-trip within the UK. “The charge is applicable to all passengers departing from a UK airport, which means that a domestic passenger is charged for both sectors of a return journey,” he said.

“Heathrow’s congestion has played a part, as domestic capacity has been squeezed out in favour of more profitable international routes.”

Eight domestic airports are currently served from Heathrow: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. The only route to have been lost since 2005 is Durham Tees Valley, though frequency has dropped on many routes.

British Airways recently halved the number of flights between Leeds Bradford and Heathrow .

 

Looking for things to do in Edinburgh ? How about taking a tour from Edinburgh of Scotland’s amazing castles and whisky distilleries ?

Two ancient Scottish castles and two distilleries feature in this tour –

  •  Stirling Castle
  • Doune Castle
  • Deanston Highland Malt Distillery
  • Glenturret Distillery

Doune Castle featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail , Game of Thrones and the Outlander TV series.

new Jack Vettriano exhibition

 A Vettriano retrospective will be shown in Glasgow’s  Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which already has a Vettriano painting.Final contracts are still to be signed. Glasgow has nine galleries but Kelvingrove is the one which will host such a major retrospective for someone of this stature.

Vettriano has just finished curating his 20-year retrospective .  The full details of the paintings featured have yet to be announced . The Scottish artist revealed the details in an interview with the US magazine Vanity Fair. Vettriano’s exhibition in Kirkcaldy set attendance records.

“The gallery will also help promote edgy, younger artists.Showing landscapes and flowers doesn’t interest me. I’m trying to start a fire,” he said.

Last night, Nathalie Martin, the artist’s director at his Heartbreak gallery in London, said

“The reason it will be in Glasgow is because we got a very positive, very significant approach from the public gallery in question in Glasgow. It was their idea. This will be a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to see the top ten, if not more of Vettriano’s works from the four corners of the globe . We’ve had a an extraordinary response from private collectors who own some of the works and have secured agreement for many of the paintings.”