I love this idea and think that the Evening Times is reading this then they should be running one of thier polls(!!) and GCC shouldn't be supporting this in the most public way possible!(!!) Not only will it be a great use for the marina at Pacific Quay, which is where I presume the planes will berth, but a huge boost (in its own little way;) to the economy of not only the local areas, particularly Govan, or Glasgow but the whole of the West Coast!
We could go in the morning, spend the whole day on one of the Isles and still be back in Glasgow for last orders, buses and trains! How long does it take to get to the proposed destinations at present? What, like three weeks and an aeon? The costs (from £110) aren't exactly prohibitive either as it would pan out if you take into account the fact that if you went by conventional means, you'd really have to stay the night, whether you really wanted to or not, to make it worth your while going in the first place.
The tourists would absolutely lap it up too (hell, I'm lapping it up!), using Glasgow as a base to explore the coasts and islands of our great little country
(in that American twang), furnishing thier little economies with thier £€$¥. Sounds all a little too rosey now that I start writing this down. I suppose the only real concerns might be that the bridge at Govan might never, ever go ahead (as if it is anyway, why kid myself) and the noise levels in respect to the proposed housing at the Graving Docks and Elphinstone Village on the west carpark of the SECC. I've never seen this anywhere else though (although Vancouver has been pointed out as an example, and a good one at that) and I'm sure the latter is a very, very minor point.
So, erm... aye. I'm totally in favour of this and can't wait to see it happen! Someone (sorry, can't remember who right now) on the SkyScraperCity forum suggested holding a design competition for the terminal building that will be needed, which would raise the profile of the venture before its first flight. I think this is a great idea too and perhaps something that the relevent someone in GCC (perhaps DRS, LS, CLS and the CE Office together) could put to the company behind it?
So in conclusion, yeah its arite