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New national airline for Scotland? Nimbus Airlines hope to secure funding

New national airline for Scotland? Nimbus Airlines hope to secure funding

A new airline with aspirations of becoming the national carrier of Scotland is hoping to secure investment following a pitch at The Get Funded Show next month.

Nimbus Airlines, which hopes to capitalise on a gap in the market and introduce flights to central Europe, will attend the event which takes place between November 11th and 12th.

Speaking to Get Funded Show director Tom Ellum, Nimbus’ founder Struan Johnson said there is "no such thing" as a Scottish airline operating scheduled flights to Europe’s primary destinations.

"I also realised that there was space in the market to recreate, to a certain extent, the ethos of British Caledonian; where the passenger was the focus of the business," he commented.

Mr Johnson went on to say that Nimbus will be agile and adept in a struggling economy thanks to its focus on identifying and filling niche routes.

He also highlighted the strength of Scotland’s golf, whisky and high-quality tourism markets, all of which he hoped will contribute to the success of the airline – as long as it secures funding.

The Get Funded Show, which is taking place at London’s ExCel centre, will feature 25,000 travel professionals.

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