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Old 10th Feb 2007, 12:05
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Confidence of past experiences?
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 15:33
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Odd ressurection given the poor loads previously. Maybe the slashed frequency will regain some profit.
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You have a source?
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 16:35
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Sterling flights were solid, especially the Sunday one
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I doubt Sterling would have returned otherwise?
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 17:03
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Route exceeds expectations and is "solid" yet returns hesitantly with less than half frequency- yeah I see the logic. Must have been a real money spinner.
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 17:08
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What drivel! If there was no prospect of operating the route at a decent profit, or if other destinations offered a better prospect, then Sterling would have looked elsewhere. A summer only frequency is better than nothing at all, and looking at the CAA route stats for EDI-CPH the route saw some very healthy growth in 2006.

It's great to see Sterling keeping their faith in the Scottish market.
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 18:46
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"Healthy growth" in passenger numbers perhaps ( I dont see the CAA data breaking down the passengers numbers between operators) - but that obviously doesnt translate into profits- given the significant frequency cut. Perhaps theyre doing it all wrong- you should get on to them.
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Old 10th Feb 2007, 19:37
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Joe Curry, the route is on Sterling's website and is on sale, details of the launch are under PR at the top of the homepage.
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Old 21st Feb 2007, 21:50
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Apparently TAFKABACON (the-airline-formerly-known-as-baconnect) has co-ordinated slots for a daily ex SAT flight to DUS with effect 01JUL07:

X6 BA7886 EDI 1135 - 1405 DUS E145
X6 BA7887 DUS 1445 - 1515 EDI E145
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 01:06
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This is true, but who knows what will happen to it now?!
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 08:43
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going back to the CPH service, is a 2 x weekly a real product?? i mean, what happens if you miss your flight?

clearly there will be people booking, but how good of an offer is it?
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 09:39
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Overheard a conversation while I was sitting in EDI departures. Now don't shoot the messenger. bmibaby are to open a base in EDI from the start of the winter. Introduction of 2 aircraft initially with an additional 2 for 2008.
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Old 22nd Feb 2007, 16:56
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With the introduction of a nightstopper from September it seems feasible. They only thing which makes it less believable is where would the aircraft come from?
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 12:16
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New route:

Dortmund by Easyjet 4x/w. starting May 30.
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 11:40
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Edinburgh Airport Rail Link has been given approvla by MSP's.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/6448319.stm

How do people think this will affect passenger/traffic levels?
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 14:34
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>How do people think this will affect passenger/traffic levels?

Pax figures can only get better given airlines will realise that EDI's surface convenience/accessibility will become even more attractive than it is now.
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 14:52
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I'm all for public transport, but EDI already has a modal split of 22%+ for buses - more, for example, than BHX, which has its own dedicated railway station.
610m can't possibly be good value for money. How many passengers will shift because of this?
Let's say that 5% of 10m = 500,000 per year. Or 5m over 10 years? Subsidy of 100+ per passenger?
And where's the money coming from? Muggins ENGLISH tax payer no doubt? Did WE get a vote on this?
Then:
"The Greens also said they were unconvinced that the rail line, which will cost three times what it is expected to cost to build a similar link to Glasgow Airport, was value for money. "

Since when have the Greens cared about value for money? If they are opposing a rail project, there must be something seriously wrong with it - even if it is going to an airport.

And how can a link from Paisley to GLA (about a mile?) cost 200m! All of this infrastructure makes sense in principle, but it has to make financial sense.
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 15:45
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Ofcourse the escalating costs of holding the Olympic games in London, England which runs to Billions will nt be funded by the Scottish tax payers - naturally they had a vote on this???
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Old 15th Mar 2007, 19:39
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Nivsy, London has had the Dome, paid for largely by lottery money. The Olympics will be predominantly paid for by lottery money, sponsorships and London taxpayers. I don't buy lottery tickets, I don't live in London, so I'm not going to complain so loudly.
Both of the above over-ran their budgets. Then there's Wembley - I think I might be paying for that one, but I also hope to be able to benefit from a concert or two, and something to brighten up the journey out of Euston.
EDI already has a perfectly good bus link into town. Sure, I'd prefer a train, and I'd find a direct link to Glasgow useful from time to time. But if the ticket costs are anything like the rate charged by the LHR Express (article talks of premium fares), I might still end up using the bus. Unless of course they do what they did at NCL, and scrap the bus. Am I also right in thinking that Edinburgh to Glasgow train journeys will now take longer?
So all I can say in response to your question is that the 610m will almost certainly end up being conservative.
There was no reference in the article about who is paying for this facility, and I assume it won't be BAA. If we're not paying for it, then I'll gladly stand corrected - but whoever is paying for it, I just can't see much sense in the sums.
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