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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 am

Bhoy wrote:
United don't exactly have hundreds of spare 77A's sitting about spare either, though.

Thats the point everyone keeps missing! They dont have any spare aircraft, so to upgrade EDI means a downgrade or cancellation somewhere else. Also, the 757s are still reasonably good aircraft, and are not quite ready for retirement yet. To remove it from EDI, they need to re-assign it somewhere else. It's not all about what EDI needs.

I believe the current plan is to use the 737 MAX10 across the Atlantic once the 757s are retired, so you're probably more likely to see these at EDI rather than a 777.

It's still operating. Tuesdays and Saturdays, EDI-DUB only (no return, as it operates PEK-EDI-DUB-PEK).


The return flight, PEK-DUB-EDI-PEK operates on Thursdays and Sundays.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:00 pm

Bhoy wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
Of course United have way more data than I have but unless the point-to-point Washington -Scotland market is especially strong like Boston, then you still have three narrow bodies where a sizable % is connecting onwards from initial entry.
Hence am questioning why three narrow bodies on a fleet under pressure due to age and B737max issues is sustainable for much longer. If it's not, then I am suggesting that a B77A is a good option UA has used in other non business heavy markets, it has high volume and not too high a % of premium seats. Scotland-US remains highly seasonal, and a it's not like wide bodies were rare in this market. I accept the market has fragmented but there's a difference between a paid for B77A vs. a Polaris equipped B77W.
Probably won't happen though.

United don't exactly have hundreds of spare 77A's sitting about spare either, though.

Literally, not one human being in the world, ever suggested they did.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:02 am

I remember reading somewhere Qatar doing a double daily trial in April, is Edinburgh ready for a double daily service? Surely EK must have ate a bit away from Qatar?

Im also wondering how much of an effect the emirates Edinburgh flight has had on its Glasgow operations?
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:25 am

Wizzair rumoured on local radio to be starting 4 new routes from Edinburgh in Novemeber, these are supposedly Warsaw, Bucharest and Hungary (no destination specified), any ideas as to waht other routes may be announced?
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:24 pm

KingB123 wrote:
I remember reading somewhere Qatar doing a double daily trial in April, is Edinburgh ready for a double daily service? Surely EK must have ate a bit away from Qatar?

Im also wondering how much of an effect the emirates Edinburgh flight has had on its Glasgow operations?

It's double daily today I noticed.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:47 pm

It was only a matter of time Wizzair starting their operations. I do wonder if in a few months time if they'll pull out of Glasgow and consolidate at Edinburgh instead.
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:31 pm

Its entirely possible of course, seeing as Glasgows 2 routes are katowice (which is apparently ending soon and Budapest (new Edinburgh route).
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:24 am

Also reported are American will be making a big announcement soon, which will involve everything from Europe to Oceania, I wonder if there will be any change to Edinburgh?
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:38 am

PlaneMad134 wrote:
I wonder if there will be any change to Edinburgh?

What might you have in mind? Can't see what AA would 'change' with their EDI offerings
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:18 pm

Upgauge Philadelphia to a B767/787/A332, the flights have been almost full and would be fine if the flight was upgauged.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:24 pm

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Upgauge Philadelphia to a B767/787/A332, the flights have been almost full and would be fine if the flight was upgauged.


How do you know the flights have been “almost full”?

Just because a flight is full, doesn’t mean it’s truly profitable.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:14 pm

CAA stats
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:52 pm

Don't think on average they have been anywhere near full with at least 1 in 10 seats empty
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:28 pm

by738 wrote:
Don't think on average they have been anywhere near full with at least 1 in 10 seats empty


It really is worthwhile checking the stats and as I said on another thread to you, in June they were pretty full:

JFK - 95%
ORD - 92%
EWR - 92%
IAD - 86%
BOS - 90%
PHL - 88%

Not bad going really. I’ll post July when they are out as I believe they are better.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:50 am

Apart from JFK and EWR, Im presuming most of the traffic going to ORD,IAD,BOS and PHL are connecting?
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:11 am

Most of the passengers will be connecting, although a small amount are tourists from wherever the flight originates and of course Scotland.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:09 am

And in Response to Wizzair announcing their new routes to Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw and Gdansk, Ryanair have added extra flights this winter to Budapest, Warsaw and Gdansk and have added a new route to Bucharest. So much for the base being cut!
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:27 pm

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And in Response to Wizzair announcing their new routes to Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw and Gdansk, Ryanair have added extra flights this winter to Budapest, Warsaw and Gdansk and have added a new route to Bucharest. So much for the base being cut!

Wizzair: "Hi, Edinburgh Airport!"
Ryanair: "Get off my lawn!"
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:39 pm

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Most of the passengers will be connecting, although a small amount are tourists from wherever the flight originates and of course Scotland.

Given BOS, albeit a focus city is NOT a Delta hub, isn''t Boston stronger on point to point? That was part of the rationale for the route I understand.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:03 am

July figures for Edinburgh show the busiest month on record for any Scottish airport- 1,508,586 passengers

https://www.edinburghairport.com/about- ... sh-airport

However, despite this good news, the prediction of a slow down in growth seems to be coming true......
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:05 am

Not so good, but I would expect Wizzair to help growth and Qatar too.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:53 am

Maybe growth will slow down, but I still think EDI would be fine and do much better than its neighbour, GLA. We have heard of quite a few announcement on new routes and expansion to the existing route, EDI is actually doing quite well.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:57 pm

KingB123 wrote:
It was only a matter of time Wizzair starting their operations. I do wonder if in a few months time if they'll pull out of Glasgow and consolidate at Edinburgh instead.


As of now, both routes are loaded into the system up until March 2020 (=they will operative simultaneously). I presume Wizz Air will decide a later stage how to deal with their flights to Glasgow, once they have more transparency on EDI forward bookings and their impact on BUD-GLA.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:29 pm

Guys as it is that time of year when new routes for 2020 are announced, does anyone have any ideas?
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:41 pm

PlaneMad134 wrote:
Guys as it is that time of year when new routes for 2020 are announced, does anyone have any ideas?



Wouldn't mind cathay singapore or air china making a visit lol!

What edinburgh does need is a seasonal constant service to MCO! That will be a money printer!
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:54 am

I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. And arriving in the Departures lounge through all the shops - what’s that about?! So crowded!

They could build a brand new terminal over the site of the old runway and current cargo apron, which would be adjacent to the railway too so EDI could have direct access/connections to the Scottish rail network.

Any chance it would ever happen??
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:18 am

8herveg wrote:
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. And arriving in the Departures lounge through all the shops - what’s that about?! So crowded!

They could build a brand new terminal over the site of the old runway and current cargo apron, which would be adjacent to the railway too so EDI could have direct access/connections to the Scottish rail network.

Any chance it would ever happen??


Shops and concession rents are how GIP and MAG Groups make their money: Live with it. That money might just pay for those spanking new facilities you crave

There is no public pot of money anymore for grandiose terminals in the regions !
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:00 am

SueD wrote:
8herveg wrote:
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. And arriving in the Departures lounge through all the shops - what’s that about?! So crowded!

They could build a brand new terminal over the site of the old runway and current cargo apron, which would be adjacent to the railway too so EDI could have direct access/connections to the Scottish rail network.

Any chance it would ever happen??


Shops and concession rents are how GIP and MAG Groups make their money: Live with it. That money might just pay for those spanking new facilities you crave

There is no public pot of money anymore for grandiose terminals in the regions !


I didn't say they shouldn't have shops. I just said it was odd the route from aircraft to arrivals is quite odd going through Departures where the shops are.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:33 am

8herveg wrote:
SueD wrote:
8herveg wrote:
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. What they need is a new terminal. The current one is far too small and crowded for its requirements. Appreciate August is a busy month for EDI, but even so. Typical British short term outlook of quick fix extensions. And arriving in the Departures lounge through all the shops - what’s that about?! So crowded!

They could build a brand new terminal over the site of the old runway and current cargo apron, which would be adjacent to the railway too so EDI could have direct access/connections to the Scottish rail network.

Any chance it would ever happen??


Shops and concession rents are how GIP and MAG Groups make their money: Live with it. That money might just pay for those spanking new facilities you crave

There is no public pot of money anymore for grandiose terminals in the regions !


I didn't say they shouldn't have shops. I just said it was odd the route from aircraft to arrivals is quite odd going through Departures where the shops are.


That's only domestic flights, but its a good thing as I always get some tax free shopping done whenever you're in the terminal
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:53 am

8herveg wrote:
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess.

Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that...
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:12 pm

United and Edinburgh Celebrated 15 years of service with a marketing meeting and breakfast, Hopefully something good cane out of it, looks like the model aircraft on show was a B767-300.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:48 pm

by738 wrote:
8herveg wrote:
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess.

Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that...

It's my home town airport and the security setup is awful.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:45 pm

Jet2 add extra weekly flight to Lanzarote from February on Mondays, taking the route from 3x to 4x weekly.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:59 pm

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Jet2 add extra weekly flight to Lanzarote from February on Mondays, taking the route from 3x to 4x weekly.

Presumably to replace an AGP rotation one of which has been dropped
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:16 am

2 new routes announced today:
· EasyJet add new 2x weekly Verona from 7th December, flights are on Tuesday and Saturdays.
· Ryanair add new 2x weekly Bydgoszcz service from March 2020.

Great news for the airport!
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:33 am

Any update on rumoured CX service to HKG?
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:42 pm

Transavia to start a new Rotterdam route in Summer 2020, thanks to @SeanM1997 for the info!

Transavia will start a new route between Edinburgh and Rotterdam in Summer 2020. Flights are not on sale yet

https://t.co/3w8MSXMUYj

Edinburgh is on a roll!
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:16 pm

Frequency will be 4x weekly for Rotterdam.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 pm

AA100 wrote:
Any update on rumoured CX service to HKG?


It's just a aviation enthusiast/plane spotter rumour, there is absolutely no substance to it whatsoever.

With the current situation in Hong Kong and also at Cathay Pacific I can't see them expanding their presence in the United Kingdom with the addition of EDI.

CX currently serves United Kingdom quite well with LHR 5 daily flights, LGW and MAN each with daily flights, that's a total of 7 daily flights. Any traffic to HKG can be handled with connections by BA via LGW or LHR from EDI.

When people say that they ''heard'' rumours it's always makes me rather alarmed as I'm sure that those ''so called'' rumours are totally fictional with absolutely no substance behind them.
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:51 am

CX just suspended Dublin, very little chance they will go to Edinburgh in the near future. Also good to see Turkish have subbed in A330-300 TC-JOF on the Istanbul flight, nice change from the B737.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:48 am

EasyJet announce new 13x weekly flights to Birmingham, great news for the airport!

Edinburgh cant stop announcing routes!
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:47 am

PlaneMad134 wrote:
EasyJet announce new 13x weekly flights to Birmingham, great news for the airport!

Edinburgh cant stop announcing routes!

BE won't like that!
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:43 pm

PlaneMad134 wrote:
EasyJet announce new 13x weekly flights to Birmingham, great news for the airport!

Edinburgh cant stop announcing routes!


What a bizzare route! Its good but at the same time, surely Virgin Trains, Cross Country Trains, Flybe etc all compete on this
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:42 am

They do all compete and I wouldnt be surprised to see BE reduce frequency.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 am

bergkampsticket wrote:
by738 wrote:
8herveg wrote:
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess.

Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that...

It's my home town airport and the security setup is awful.


Why do you feel the security setup is awful?

I've always found EDI security to be amongst the fastest and most efficient of any airport. I've never spent more than 5 minutes queuing for security at EDI, even first thing in the morning when they are queued all the way back to the barriers. On the other hand, I spent an hour queuing at MAN recently, and Heathrow T5 almost always takes 15-20 minutes.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:19 am

nighthawk wrote:
bergkampsticket wrote:
by738 wrote:
Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that...

It's my home town airport and the security setup is awful.


Why do you feel the security setup is awful?

I've always found EDI security to be amongst the fastest and most efficient of any airport. I've never spent more than 5 minutes queuing for security at EDI, even first thing in the morning when they are queued all the way back to the barriers. On the other hand, I spent an hour queuing at MAN recently, and Heathrow T5 almost always takes 15-20 minutes.


It took me 32 minutes to go through the fast track last Sunday. It’s very inconsistent at EDI. It’s my home airport, I go through it 17 times a month. It is the worst security that I have to go through in Europe. The previous EDI security was much better. It’s a fundamental design flaw, it’s a long and narrow hall. It should be a short and wide hall, just like most other airports. It’s also mismanaged by the staff there on a daily basis. It’s one of EDIs biggest failures in the last decade, along with parking, drop off, and airside infrastructure (its lagged behind the increase of long haul aircraft). Management at EDI know that security is a problem, that’s why a few people lost their jobs over it. But cost will mean that we are stuck with it for years to come.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:26 pm

Loganair announce new flights to East Midlands on E135/145 aircraft, this will replace Flybe on the route and will result in there being an increase in seats.
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:32 pm

So Jet2 add a couple of thousand extra seats for the winter and an East access road has been proposed to the council, Also Jetblue and Vueling looking at starting some more new routes :)
 
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Re: Edinburgh Airport Thread - 2019

Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:29 pm

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