They were probably busy solidifying their key markets in Spain, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Balkans, Mid East until recently. Only now they have turned their attention to expanding in Northern Europe again. This was also part of their original European expansion announcement a few months back.
lukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1071 posts, RR: 32 Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
Brilliant news to hear of this route finally developing. I think a few had suspicions it was in the pipelines. I hope it wasn't the 'ME' route the Scottish government was alluding to in times past.
Quoting leftyboarder (Reply 2): busy solidifying their key markets in Spain, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Balkans, Mid East until recently.
Yes, they much closer and probably with a lower operating cost, EDI is quite a stretch for an A319. I have a feeling QR might be taking the same tactic with shoring up their more immediate destinations before considering EDI
Quoting ju068 (Reply 3): what would be their key target group?
Well, quite a range at EDI
Quoting ju068 (Reply 6): I was just wondering where they would be flying to via Istanbul (Africa, Middle East..)
The city has become more of an economic centre, so you'll get Asia connecting passengers, Scottish love holidaying so you'll no doubt get some terminating traffic in IST and Japanese are big tourists so they might even use the service.