I saw it sitting at the North Ramp today, but I couldn't see any writing on it, it was all-white with some sort of logo on the tail. As for other news, I saw the first billboard for Lufthansa's new service next month, I hope there are others around town, (Condor had billboards everywhere), I got a chance to see the new parking plaza and the new addition that will house the new FIS facilities. The FIS building is all-glass! I cant wait to see the inside once it opens. With the addition of the new parking garage, and the FIS addition, it doesn't look like the same airport! I wonder if they'll open them both at the same time?
Yeah, the FIS looks pretty impressive from the front (outside.) I haven't been able to see what the back side (the gates) look like but I bet it's pretty cool also. Overall, the whole FIS experience should be a whole new world and one of the nicest in the country. I just hope we gets lots more cx taking advantage of it!
On another front, Lindy’s request of skeds got me thinking that I haven’t really looked lately at Edelweiss’ latest version of theirs. So this is the most current info and a couple of things might be a bit different Lindy
! I would hope this is the final version of their 2018 schedule for SAN.
WK starts their second season next month with a Monday flight on March 30. (The flight arrives SAN at 4:50pm, departing here at 6:50pm and keeps that schedule thru the end of April.)
On Friday, April 2, WK will begin flying their second frequency – it is now scheduled to depart SAN at 10:40pm.
(And that schedule stays the same until early May.) That, IMO, is much ‘safer’ than their previous (preliminary) departure time of 11:20PM – so close to curfew!
The arrival/departure times vary a lot until June 1 when they settle into a schedule that lasts thru late Sept. (Related to the opening of the new FIS?) The Monday and Friday schedules continue to be different from each other.
Then in late September, the Friday flight magically moves to Thursdays and operates thru Nov. 8. (Monday continues operating all season with the last flight on Nov 12!)
In review, this year will see 66 r/t operated by Edelweiss to SAN; last year saw ~30! (Can’t say they aren’t optimistic about San Diego!) Their season will last a bit under 8 months this year!
I for one am very pleased to see such an investment in service to our city. They should be here at least one more year, and hopefully will stay way beyond that. Who knows, maybe eventually year-round!?