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Old 24th Jun 2018, 21:22
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Indigo are considering long haul (low cost long haul from 2019), Jet Airways and Air India would be the only others but theyve both got major issues.
Cant see any of them in the short term to be honest.
Lets see how Hainan does from the east before getting carried away...
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Old 24th Jun 2018, 21:53
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Just been following the Beijing flight as it approached journey's end. Anyone know why it takes such a strange route with several abrupt changes of direction after it crosses into China?
Incidentally the schedule seems very generous. 9h 40. rather than the 10.50 allowed.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 10:22
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Great picture taken yesterday from a helicopter over EDI airport. Confirming the 3 new air bridges are installed, but none looking operational as yet.


Also gives a clearer idea of the profile of aircraft that can fit each of the stands.

Question- Will they ever replace the “temporary “ building that currently houses Immigration 2 and luggage belt with something more permanent? I.e. Give batter access to the two stands next to Gate 11.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 10:31
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
Just been following the Beijing flight as it approached journey's end. Anyone know why it takes such a strange route with several abrupt changes of direction after it crosses into China?
Incidentally the schedule seems very generous. 9h 40. rather than the 10.50 allowed.
Chinese airspace is very restricted, with only a handful of narrow airways in which commercial traffic is permitted - the rest is all reserved for military operations. Most flights over China seem to take a weird routing as a result of this.

Delhi is a very strong rumour and is one to watch out for.
I'd be a little surprised at this to be honest. I always look at what MAN has first before looking at what is possible from EDI. With it's bigger catchment, MAN tends to attract the carriers first, with Scotland normally following a few years later. Take Hainan for example. MAN does not currently have a direct flight to India, although there are rumours of that being added soon. Perhaps it will be a double drop with EDI, but personally I think any Indian carriers looking to expand will do so to MAN before they look to add EDI.

Orlando is certainly a possibility. Virgin hinted they may add more service from EDI - I can see them taking over the Delta flights and maybe adding a flight to Orlando once weekly.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 10:34
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Any confirmed date for the opening of the extension? They're still saying 'this summer' and the peak is the start of the school holidays this weekend.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 19:02
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MAN does not currently have a direct flight to India, although there are rumours of that being added soon.
Will have shortly - announced over a month ago

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...rways-14673548
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 19:31
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Will have shortly - announced over a month ago

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...rways-14673548
Birmingham already has a daily flight to India where as MAN has Islamabad and the ME3 and Singapore and quite a few LH USA.
With both Qatar and Emirates soon to be at EDI I am not sure there is much scope for a direct link to India.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 20:48
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Great aerial photo as above..so sad like many UK airports..more car parking than airport ancillary and operational space?

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Old 25th Jun 2018, 21:10
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Chinese airspace is very restricted, with only a handful of narrow airways in which commercial traffic is permitted - the rest is all reserved for military operations. Most flights over China seem to take a weird routing as a result of this.

Thanks, nighthawk.
I wondered if that might be the case, although tonight's Westbound flight took a straightforward route.
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 21:36
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Originally Posted by highwideandugly View Post
Great aerial photo as above..so sad like many UK airports..more car parking than airport ancillary and operational space?

I think the Royal Highland Show was on when the photo was taken, so all the cars parked to the West of the terminal (beyond the main apron in the photo) are there for that.
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Old 29th Jun 2018, 12:29
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HU have filed the winter schedule, same as summer.
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Old 29th Jun 2018, 12:54
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HU have filed the winter schedule, same as summer.
What aircraft type have they chosen, still the 787-8 or back to the A330-300?
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Old 29th Jun 2018, 13:56
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What aircraft type have they chosen, still the 787-8 or back to the A330-300?
GDS shows 787.
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 20:19
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British Airways

I see British Airways have a lot of flights this weekend to places i never knew as they weren't on wikipedia or the edinburgh website, Also there was flights to the Isle of Man and Zurich so can someone please confirm what routes are being operated and how many based aircraft there is?
Much appreciated.
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 20:36
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A charter flight comes in from Zurich every Saturday and returns on Sunday.
One of the based embraers positions to IOM for a charter from there.
There are also flights to Palma for Barrhead Travel and to Mahon on Saturday, and malaga on Sunday morning for tui.
I'm not sure if the Friday am flight to Palma is on open sale, although it does appear on the airport timetable; otherwise the only 'public' flight is the one to Florence.
I think that's most of them, but I'm sure others will correct me.
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 21:42
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
I'm sure others will correct me.
BA2346 BACF is a scheduled flight to PMI every Friday summer only and is available for open booking. Similar Florence on a saturday. No BA mainline, unlike the shortlived IBZ tried a few years back
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 22:17
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Thanks. I often wonder why TUI doesn't base a second a/c to enhance their offer to the Spanish Costas, taking over the BA routes, and the space on Ezy to Alicante (and indeed Dubrovnik).
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 06:58
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Any idea on loads re HU ?
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Old 1st Jul 2018, 21:19
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
Thanks. I often wonder why TUI doesn't base a second a/c to enhance their offer to the Spanish Costas, taking over the BA routes, and the space on Ezy to Alicante (and indeed Dubrovnik).
Agree, thought TUI might have upped the Longhaul in particular this year- does anyone think this a future prostpect? More Orlando or Carabean for example?
Also surprised that Thomas Cook haven’t tried to muscle into the market either. Maybe the Antalya flight is a first step?
Noted all there new/ expansion routes seam to be at Manchester presently.
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Old 3rd Jul 2018, 10:48
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Expansion

The terminal extension was completed a few days ago and I was wondering what the next stage of the expansion plan will be. I have the masterplan so I would think it might be extra off terminal stands or rapid exit taxiways, Does anyone know otherwise what it may be?
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