New EU Rules Would End Direct Flights Subsidy

Governments won't be able to offer new financial backing for anything but the most modest flights between regional airfields.


The routes

THE 43 planned and current flights backed by route development fund:

Prestwick - Gothenburg (Ryanair) Inverness - Birmingham (Eastern) Prestwick - Bergamo-Milan (Ryanair) Glasgow - Dubai (Emirates) Glasgow - Ciampino (Rome) (Ryanair) Aberdeen - Groningen (bmi) Edinburgh - New York (Continental) Aberdeen - Bristol (Eastern) Aberdeen - Copenhagen (SAS) Prestwick - Niederrhein-Dusseldorf (Ryanair) Prestwick - Pisa (Ryanair) Aberdeen - Southampton (Eastern) Glasgow - Barcelona (Flyglobespan) Aberdeen - Oslo (CityStar) Edinburgh - Barcelona (Flyglobespan) Inverness - Bristol (easyJet) Edinburgh - Geneva (easyJet) Prestwick - Gdansk (Wizz Air) Prestwick - Warsaw (Wizz Air) Edinburgh - Warsaw (Centralwings) Edinburgh - Gdansk (Centralwings) Edinburgh - Katowice (Centralwings) Inverness - Dublin (Aer Arann) Edinburgh - Krakow (SkyEurope Airlines) Inverness - Leeds Bradford (Eastern) Glasgow - Berlin Schonefeld (easyJet) Edinburgh - Atlanta (Delta) Prestwick - Wroclaw (Ryanair) Inverness - Liverpool (Ryanair) Aberdeen - Liverpool (Ryanair) Prestwick - Riga (Ryanair) Sumburgh - London Stansted (Atlantic Airways) Edinburgh - Cologne (Germanwings) Prestwick - Skavsta-Stockholm (Ryanair) Prestwick - Girona-Barcelona (Ryanair) Inverness - Nottingham (Ryanair): starts February 27 Aberdeen - Kristiansund (bmi): starts in March Edinburgh - Zurich (bmi): starts in March Edinburgh - Milan (easyJet): starts in April Edinburgh - Munich (easyJet): starts in April Glasgow - Toronto (Hamilton) (flyglobespan): starts 1 May Glasgow - Boston (flyglobespan): starts on 25 May Edinburgh - Madrid (easyJet): starts in May (Excludes discontinued routes)



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