Quote from an article published May 2001:
Sir Michael Bishop's bmi british midland, is to launch long-awaited direct
transatlantic flights from Edinburgh within months.
The airline, which announced its annual results yesterday, is planning to
roll out the new services to exploit the growing number of business
travellers coming to the capital from the US.
Speaking to The Scotsman, chairman Sir Michael Bishop said the move was a
result of the capital's growing economic power. He added: "With the Scottish
parliament and the city's stature as a financial centre, Edinburgh is a
different proposition now than it was five years ago."
He added that air travel to Glasgow was mainly leisure-based and did not
offer the same financial rewards.
bmi have looked at TX
flights from EDI
, but despite promising to add flights, have yet to do so. If they were to start flying A319s across the pond I think MAN
would be the first base, with EDI
a possible, but unlikely second base.