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Old 18th Mar 2018, 16:48
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I wondered how many of the FR routes launched last autumn would prove viable.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 07:41
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Further Chinese routes in 2019?

It appears representatives from Edinburgh Airport are back in China shortly to discuss connections with other Chinese cities:

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.c...ghts-1-4706603

Presumably this could be the China Eastern service to Shanghai which has been widely rumoured?
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 08:10
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That would be great if edinburgh could secure that route as well
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 13:22
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So 13.4 million passengers passed through EDI in 2017. I note they have forecast 14.3 million by 2020 but surely they will smash that a year early?

I can see some of the expansion work planned being accelerated to facilitate this impressive growth.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 21:48
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Will edinburgh ever get a main second runway or terminal
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 22:11
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EDI could do with a new modern terminal. Rather than an extension on an extension on an extension. But there really is not that many locations to build one. Did think that the cross runway that is being closed could be redeveloped into a new terminal building. But alas thatís unlikely to happen.
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Old 19th Mar 2018, 22:24
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Originally Posted by Callum Johnstone View Post
It appears representatives from Edinburgh Airport are back in China shortly to discuss connections with other Chinese cities:

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.c...ghts-1-4706603

Presumably this could be the China Eastern service to Shanghai which has been widely rumoured?
Good luck EDI. MAN has been promised the same as being imminent since the 2015 announcement of Beijing, by everyone from the Chinese Consul-General to various trade and airline industry big wigs. We're still waiting.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 08:52
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TBH how many people want to travel to some of these places - even from London?

Probably 20-30 a day

The main users will be CHinese tourists - which isn't a big profit business
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 09:43
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Originally Posted by Heathrow Harry View Post

The main users will be CHinese tourists - which isn't a big profit business
isn't a big profit for whom? All that inbound tourism is massive for the economy! From an airport perspective, a landing fee is a landing fee, regardless of the customer onboard.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 10:17
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Chinese airports are on, or very close to, the great circle routes between the UK and many places in Asia Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. As such, they potentially offer shorter journey times and lower fares than routing via the Middle East.
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Old 20th Mar 2018, 14:15
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"isn't a big profit for whom?"

the only people who count when it comed to starting services - the airlines...............
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 15:18
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Edi Expansion

Does anyone know if the new gates under construction at Edi will have air Bridges? Construction Looking closer to being finished but no sign of them yet?
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 16:29
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Does anyone know if the new gates under construction at Edi will have air Bridges? Construction Looking closer to being finished but no sign of them yet?
The three new widebody stands adjacent to the new extension will definitely have air bridges.
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 17:45
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Do they have direct access to the UK Border or is it a workaround or bus?
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 17:51
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Originally Posted by Sk1schoolsam View Post
Does anyone know if the new gates under construction at Edi will have air Bridges? Construction Looking closer to being finished but no sign of them yet?
Your asking a rather obvious question considering that the new stands are for wide body use.

Have you not seen the numerous images and CGI online showing the new Pier and Terminal extension where it clearly shows Air Bridges. The exterior may well look as if it's nearly complete but a whole lot more work has to be done with the fitting out of the interior of the building before it's actually finished.
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 19:10
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo View Post
Do they have direct access to the UK Border or is it a workaround or bus?
They will be connected to a new immigration facility and baggage hall.
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 19:51
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Yes they will it's all part of the redevelopment but have a look on the internet honestly there are images and information regarding the expansion at EDI, even the airports website gives details.
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 22:47
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Originally Posted by canberra97 View Post
Yes they will it's all part of the redevelopment but have a look on the internet honestly there are images and information regarding the expansion at EDI, even the airports website gives details.
Yes thanks Canberra97 I have seen these images and information on line, but having departed from Gate 26 today and passing the new extension as we taxied, I could not see where they are planning to attach the air bridges. Perhaps they still have to create the attached positions at all the new gates. I will take some pictures when I return on Friday.

Think online shows only 3 out of 4 gates with air bridges? No T5 style extended walkways to furthest out stand (16)
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Old 21st Mar 2018, 22:54
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Yeah your correct with your last comment I wonder if there will be just the three Air Bridges or the artist impression just shows that as it would have been better if there were the four.

Try and take some photos on your return as there hasn't been many updates lately.

Cheers
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Old 22nd Mar 2018, 19:15
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I read that Hainan have now paid their fuel bills. HNA seem to have sold enough assets.
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