6 Sep 2012
Virgin Atlantic today announced plans to launch flights between the east of Scotland and London Heathrow by March next year.
The company said, under its proposals, it would fly around 700,000 people a year between Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports and London.
Scottish Conservative transport spokesman Alex Johnstone MSP said:
“It is excellent news that Virgin Atlantic has responded to the challenge of providing real competition on the Heathrow routes from Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
“I hope discussions on the allocation of flights to Heathrow permit them to go ahead with their ambitious plans to provide true competition on these economically vital links.”