|Quoting scotron11 (Reply 4):|
Can GLA handle the 380??
|Quoting captaink (Reply 8):|
Why INV? Isn´t service to Aberdeen sufficient for the entire area?
|Quoting sk736 (Reply 9):|
You clearly know nothing about the geography of the North of Scotland!
|Quoting nighthawk (Reply 10):|
Inverness to Aberdeen is a 2 hour 30 minute drive, down a rather crap road, with very little space for overtaking. It's not a journey anyone particularly enjoys taking. Therefore if there is a connection available from Inverness, that is always going to be more preferable than driving to Aberdeen.
|Quoting gkirk (Reply 12):|
I think it's pretty safe to say EK won't be starting EDI, they can quite easily squeeze QR and EY from GLA and to a lesser extent, NCL.
|Quoting nighthawk (Reply 13):|
The passengers on Etihad and Qatar aren't being taken from Emirates, they're being taken from the other hubs - Lufthansa, Air France, KLM etc.
|Quoting factsonly (Reply 15):|
We see this statement often, but the 2015 data do not entirely agree with you:
|Quoting factsonly (Reply 15):|
- EDI-DOHA 115.529 pax +114%
|Quoting nighthawk (Reply 16):|
I'm not following you. You say I'm wrong, then go on to post stats showing that what I said is true - both FRA and CDG experienced a drop in traffic, while the GLA EMirates flight was unaffected ...?
|Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 20):|
In other news what is the justification for the subsidised air route from DNS to AMS. If it is too thin to be commercial then (IMO) it shouldn't exist. Is there a special business case for this route.
|Quoting sandyb123 (Reply 20):|
Also as the Dornier 328 is the current aircraft for DND-LCY
|Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 22):|
Flybe don't operate DND-LCY. Their service goes to STN. LCY had previously had cityjet/Scot Airways service to DND.
|Quoting doliver11 (Reply 27):|
If QR's 787 hold 254 ppl, that x365 is only max 92,710 pax. Does anyone know how this number is calculated?
Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: “Since we started flying from Edinburgh in 2009, we have grown to 6 routes and have now carried over 1 million passengers - but this is only the beginning of our plans for expansion. Edinburgh will play an important role in our future UK growth and our long-term ambition is to deliver new, direct long-haul flights from Edinburgh.
Really enjoyed reading the thread and learning about Scottish Aviation considering I have just moved to here, hope it can pick up soon!
However I noticed on various social media platforms of a UA 767 making an emergency landing at EDI, then the next day the same plane returned to EDI with another (?) problem - Any update as to what exactly happened onboard?
Also while i'm on the thread I am curious as to the background of the Loganair flights to the islands. Are these routes subsidised by the Scottish government or fully funded by Loganair/Flybe? I find this to be a niche market that Loganair has tapped into and established very well with business and tourist populations, esp. with the S340/2000 operation.
Quite why they opted for EDI and not nearer GLA or PIK is presumably down to reasons of fuel jettison/burn or a bigger engineering option at EDI, possibly both, I don't know, but United do have a presence at GLA and EDI, both offering daily transatlantic services plus GLA having more available wide body tarmac space.
As for Loganair, well they've been operating a variety of mixed revenue and Public Service Obligation (PSO) services to the Scottish Highlands and Islands for decades, they in fact celebrated 50 years of ops a couple of years ago. Beginning as a small in-house air taxi service for the Logan Construction Company, they evolved into a fully fledged airline in the late 60's and 70's. Currently operating a fairly small fleet in terms of types (mainly Saab 340/2000) they still have a couple of BN Islanders in the Orkney Islands, these used to do Air Ambulance work across the network before that contract was lost to Gama Aviation. As a long time operator of the DHC Twin Otter they recently took on two brand new Viking Twin Otters, although these are in fact owned by the Scottish Government and operated by Loganair on a PSO contract, providing lifeline services to Barra, Campbeltown and Islay. Most other Loganair routes are run on a commercial basis, in conjunction with franchise partner Flybe since 2008, and previously in partnership with BA. Prior to that Loganair operated alone or within other regional airline groups including British Midland administered 'Airlines of Britain' group, albeit in their own distinctive red/white/black livery.
djb77 wrote:Wrt to ABZ, I see Ryanair is to return to Dyce as of February 2017 to operate twice weekly flights to Alicante (Thursday, Sunday) and Malaga (Wednesday, Saturday.) Early morning from ALC (+/- 08:00) and AGP (+/- 06:30), mid-morning back to Spain again:
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/ne ... n-airport/
opticalilyushin wrote:I just spent the last 2 days flying around the Orkney and Shetland Isles, what a great area of the world to visit! Flying up front on the Westray-Papa Westray 2 minute flight, and the same on the Directflight service from Tingwall to Fair Isle. I hope to try the Coll/Oban/Tiree services next time
Currently planning my trip up the islands as we speak, with Westray and Sumburgh being at the top of the list! Flights aren't the cheapest on the dates I would like so will have to scout other dates. Safe travels to yourself!
by738 wrote:Im guessing with good 'stack em high sell em off deals flexibility offered by GIP to Edinburgh they can offer great deals to incoming carriers. EDI has very seasonal inbound peaks for Christmas/New Year and Festival. Youll see that in the way NYC market to EDI plummets during winter. Glasgow has a larger leisure outbound market and slightly less seasonal peaks.
by738 wrote:I suspect in terms of inbound leisure theres only so many people who will come and I honestly cant see the recent growth figures continuing.
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