budget carrier Germania Express is to launch services between Glasgow Prestwick
and Berlin Tegel, in a move which ups the ante in the battle between the
is arguing that this is another example of dominance over neighbouring BAA-owned
Glasgow International, and claims to have more international scheduled services
than its rival. BAA could not immediately be reached to verify or comment on the
Express, a low-cost division of Germania, will
operate the daily weekday service from August using Fokker 100 aircraft, adding
to existing low-cost presence at the airport.
The recently-established German operator joins
Ryanair, flyglobespan.com and Aer Arann Express at Prestwick. In addition
bmibaby recently transferred its Cardiff-Glasgow service to Prestwick from Glasgow
International, citing increased prices at the city’s main airport as the reason
for the change.
has recently called for the UK CAA to set charges at Glasgow and Edinburgh. BAA
controls the three major Scottish airports, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.