Baexecutive
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New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 9:37 pm

With this new service starting soon from Atlanta, does anyone know what equipment will be used?

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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 9:39 pm

The aircraft will use none other than the lovely Boeing 767-300ER
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 9:39 pm

I'm guessing there has been a demand for this route? I'd say 763. With US and CO in at GLA(CO also in at EDI) I would have thought those airlines have it covered.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 9:40 pm

Flights will operate daily using the Boeing 767 300 Extended Range series
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 9:48 pm

so i guess this route is mainly for connecting passengers . the passengers have to be sourced from glasgow too.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 10:19 pm

The passengers will come from all over Scotland, I'm sure. And if ATL-EDI is anything like CO's EWR-EDI, the majority of passengers will probably be US tourists coming to Scotland.

I think this service will be an excellent addition to Scotland's ever-growing portfolio of direct transatlantic flights.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 10:29 pm

Will be great during the summer- just not sure a daily duing Winter is necessary.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 10:42 pm

Quoting BY738 (Reply 6):
Will be great during the summer- just not sure a daily duing Winter is necessary.

Winter schedule so far already shows the flight operating 5x weekly (daily except Tuesday and Saturdays from ATL). I did read somewhere that DL is receiving some subsidies from the EDI side - not sure whether those subsidies include a minimum number of weekly flights...I'm sure that the schedule would probably be even further reduced to 4X or even 3X weekly during the deep winter season (late Jan/early Feb) if advance bookings look poor for that period...
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 10:44 pm

The Scotland-USA market does seem to be highly seasonal, with a number of direct services operating summer only, such as AA's GLA-ORD and US Airways' GLA-PHL. However GLA/EDI to EWR with CO seems to do well through the winter months, albeit on reduced frequency.

I think DL might be reducing EDI-ATL to 4 x weekly during the winter months, but I think that would still be an eminently useable frequency. Hopefully US to PHL will go year-round on a 4 or 5 x weekly basis from GLA too.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 10:48 pm

Quoting Damian (Reply 8):
I think DL might be reducing EDI-ATL to 4 x weekly during the winter months, but I think that would still be an eminently useable frequency. Hopefully US to PHL will go year-round on a 4 or 5 x weekly basis from GLA too.

Think I read elsewhere it was down to 4 weekly during the winter.
As for US GLA-PHL, now that they've started using 757s, perahps we could see that go year round also.
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Baexecutive
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 11:17 pm

Thanks for all your input on this.

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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 11:27 pm

Delta are recieving funding from the Scottish Executive for the route. In order to recieve funding they have to operate year round, and at least 3 flights per week. During the winter they are reducing frequency to 4x weekly, as stated.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 11:27 pm

what about connecting flights from ABZ and INV to these delta flights ?
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 11:30 pm

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 12):
what about connecting flights from ABZ and INV to these delta flights ?

No flights from ABZ to EDI, though BA (Loganair) operate flights from INV to EDI.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Thu May 18, 2006 11:35 pm

there used to be flights to ABZ from GLA/EDI up to 2005 BUT DUNNO WHAT Happened . EDI/GLA-INV flights go onto the islands i dont think anyone flys just to INV with those high fares
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Fri May 19, 2006 12:05 am

Florida is always a big destination for Europeans in the winter and Delta does that in abundance from ATL.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Fri May 19, 2006 12:16 am

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 14):
there used to be flights to ABZ from GLA

I remember using that service frequently on the ATP, nice flight although a bit bumpy at times - does anyone remember the old NW DC10's that used to fly into GLA?
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Fri May 19, 2006 12:25 am

The winter frequency is currently at 5x weekly as was stated in reply 7, and not 4x weekly, looks like it returns to a daily frequency from the beginning of March.
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Fri May 19, 2006 1:23 am

I think the start date has been pushed back about a month due to a shortage of a/c. If I can find the article, I'll post it.
 
Damian
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Fri May 19, 2006 1:30 am

ATL-EDI originally due to start at beginning of May, but delayed until 5th June.

http://business.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?ti...99&id=234852006
 
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RE: New Delta Airlines Service To EDI

Fri May 19, 2006 1:33 am

Apologies, that link again ... working this time, hopefully!
http://business.scotsman.com/transport.cfm?id=234852006

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