British Airways Glasgow to Salzburg
British Airways launched its only international route from Glasgow on 12 December when it commenced a weekly service to Salzburg. The cake was made by a local lady, Susan McInnes, who lives very close to the airport and runs her business by the name of “The Sweetest Thing”. The cake is a three-tiered creation, with each tier representing a different element of Salzburg as a visitor destination. The bottom tier depicts skiing, with chalets, skis, snowboards etc (the chalets have working lights inside and out and the Christmas tree also lights up). The second tier is themed on the Sound of Music, with the Von Trapp family featured around the edge. The top tier has a Mozart theme, including quotes from the composer. Each tier also has a different flavour, culminating in the apple strudel on top.
- British Airways started on 12 December from Glasgow (GLA) its only international route outside of the three London airports it presently flies to – London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London City. Weekly (Saturdays) seasonal ski services to Salzburg (SZG) will run until 16 April. Flown by the oneworld carrier’s 132-seat A319s, the 1,489-kilometre sector faces no direct competition. British Airways already serves Salzburg from Heathrow (twice-weekly) and Gatwick (10 times weekly).