6 February 2011

British Midland is to drop all services between Glasgow and Heathrow from the start of the summer season at the end of March. This move will leave British Airways as the only carrier on the route although BA also serves Glasgow from Gatwick and London City, Easyjet from Gatwick and Luton, and Ryanair out of Stansted and also to Prestwick.

BMI, which is owned by Lufthansa, has blamed a forthcoming increase in BAA Ltd landing charges at Heathrow for making the loss-making route unsustainable. Without direct competition it is suggested by business leaders in Scotland that fares will inevitably rise.