Airlines, Airports & Routes Topics about airports, routes and airline business.

EDINBURGH

Old 19th Nov 2013, 12:10
  #1701 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 864
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not to mention the minima are fairly high on the SRAs. We had a bit of fun a few weeks back when 06/24 was shut and it was 12/30 late at night. It would also mean when you're flying an NPA on 24/06 you don't end up scaring traffic on the taxiways - the NDB aligns you with the taxiway rather than the runway.

They clearly don't do too many SRAs at EDI Radar either.
Jwscud is offline  
Old 19th Nov 2013, 13:15
  #1702 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 79
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The new stands are temporary and 12/30 can still be used when needed.
figgi_gsm is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:13
  #1703 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Below the tropopause
Posts: 395
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Qatar officially announces 5x a week direct EDI flights with the 787.
Link
High Energy is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 12:58
  #1704 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 79
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
About time. This has been a long time coming!
figgi_gsm is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 13:18
  #1705 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 322
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Good result for EDI, but where will they park it? I can see lots of buses and remote parking for other aircraft unless the infrastructure isn't see to pronto!
OntimeexceptACARS is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 15:31
  #1706 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: SW Scotland
Age: 39
Posts: 382
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Good result for EDI, but where will they park it?
I don't think that will be too much of a problem, the flight is on the ground between 1315 and 1445, which is outside of peak hours. I can't imagine there are too many flights on the ground at that time?
nighthawk117 is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 16:58
  #1707 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London (Babylon-on-Thames)
Age: 41
Posts: 6,168
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It will be parked on an airbridge, blocking as many other stands as required.
There are flights and then there are flights.

In other unrelated news your Jet2 departure to Palma is now bussing to Stand 109. Great news for EDI, firstly Air Canada Rouge, then United to Chicago, US Airways to Philadelphia and now Qatar to Doha, trailblazing with the B787, er.....I might rephrase that.

Mr Curry may have been overcome with the excitement of it all. Would never have happened under a BAA monopoly mind, he was right about that.

Also, unlike Manchester which swapped a United Newark rotation for the new Washington service, United will be three daily at EDI. Who'd have thunk it?
Skipness One Echo is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 18:02
  #1708 (permalink)  
Fit like min?
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: ...
Posts: 2,106
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Excellent news for EDI! Shows what happens when your airport is in the hands of people that want to develop it.
Richard Taylor is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 18:32
  #1709 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: LV
Posts: 2,153
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
lets hope its not an incentivised LGW GIP style build it up and flog it off. Havent more of the LGW newly launched long haul routes been dropped than are still running ?
CabinCrewe is offline  
Old 20th Nov 2013, 19:17
  #1710 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London (Babylon-on-Thames)
Age: 41
Posts: 6,168
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes but that's one London airport to another, LGW remains LHR's waiting room, though Air China will be back for 2014. This is complementary, US and UA both having GLA/EDI ops and QR opening EDI to the East. I think the North American routes do well as they are nicely seasonal with a year round core.
Skipness One Echo is offline  
Old 21st Nov 2013, 09:17
  #1711 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: SW Scotland
Age: 39
Posts: 382
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
lets hope its not an incentivised LGW GIP style build it up and flog it off.
GIP have stated publicly that they bought EDI as a short term investment, with the intention of building it up and selling it on within a few years.
nighthawk117 is offline  
Old 21st Nov 2013, 11:20
  #1712 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,050
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
SAS launching OSL and SVG
GrahamK is offline  
Old 21st Nov 2013, 13:21
  #1713 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 78
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Should be another record breaking summer at edi. But the check in hall is going to be a bit over crowded and where are they going to park all these aircrafts?
habs_fan is offline  
Old 21st Nov 2013, 20:11
  #1714 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 174
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
QR not getting an airbridge initially in EDI. Will be SE Pier (new stands being built) where coaches are currently parked. Airbridge will become available when installed in due course.

Not a big deal for QR as in DOH, ALL flights in and out are bussed. There are NO airbridges at the current airport in DOH. The plan is for QR to have a bus kitted out in 'Business Config' with luxury seating etc etc (as they have in DOH) for the J Class customers.

silverstreak is offline  
Old 21st Nov 2013, 20:43
  #1715 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 7,124
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Climate in EDI is a bit different to DOH. Could be a bracing walk to the 'Business Config' bus.
SWBKCB is offline  
Old 22nd Nov 2013, 01:34
  #1716 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Edinburgh
Age: 38
Posts: 638
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
No different to them going off jetty at the likes of CPH, BER, GVA, MOW, OSL, ARN or various other European cities QR serve.
edi_local is offline  
Old 23rd Nov 2013, 11:26
  #1717 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oil Capital of Central Scotland
Age: 55
Posts: 457
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Can't speak for the others as I haven't been through them regularly, but at OSL, CPH & ARN, QR are served by an airbridge. One of the few "perks" of not being a Schengen service, I guess........
Donkey497 is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2013, 11:57
  #1718 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Livingston and Edinburgh
Age: 85
Posts: 844
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Mr Curry may have been overcome with the excitement of it all. Would never have happened under a BAA monopoly mind, he was right about that.
I was not overcome with it all. In fact I was not in the least bit surprised. BAA's departure from EDI opened the floodgates for the traffic that should have been encouraged in the first place. In fact they (BAA) were wet behind the ears to retain GLA. If they lose EK and the High Street leisure market,
GLA will be worth more in terms of real estate and commercial development.
In fact the Scottish Government's purchase of PIK could hasten the prospect.
Joe Curry is offline  
Old 2nd Dec 2013, 12:15
  #1719 (permalink)  
Cool Mod
 
Join Date: Apr 1998
Location: 18nm N of LGW
Posts: 6,185
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Got the message everyone?

We will not tolerate what has been going on. Stay on topic or the thread goes.

In the meantime this thread is closed.

Feel free to start another but STAY on topic with NO baiting or snide. Read the rules.

The new thread should be called EDINBURGH 2

PPP
PPRuNe Pop is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.