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BA urged to protect Glasgow-London City flights

Thu, 07 Aug, 2008

British Airways (BA) is being urged to protect flights between Glasgow and London City Airport.

Scottish business leaders were responding to news that BA is reviewing its four-times-a-day service to London City Airport in addition to the closure of "hundreds" of other services between the two cities.

Between this October and next March, BA will apparently cut 287 return flights between Gatwick and London Heathrow and Gatwick, reports the Glasgow Evening Times.

Glasgow chamber of commerce chief Richard Cairns told the paper that any move to slash the Glasgow-London City service would be bad for business north of the border.

"We would particularly hope that London City flights will not be heavily affected, given their value to the financial services sector," he stated.

BA recently announced that its profits for the second quarter of the year fell by 87.6 per cent when compared with the same period in 2007.

Joe Evans

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