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Old 27th Dec 2018, 15:59
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
The terminal extension was just in time.
Having started to fly fairly regularly from EDI I do feel that the terminal extension is not befitting of an international airport. It is basically a cheaply built pre-fab and I doubt it will last long into the 20s. It really needs upgraded. In contrast I have found security a lot easier than many people have made out and certainly not the nightmare that is LTN or STN
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Old 30th Dec 2018, 21:17
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Airfrance W19

I just done a dummy booking for W19 on the AirFrance website and it currently shows 1x daily A319 on the morning rotation and and 1x daily A318 on the afternoon, so an increase on the summer timetable.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 20:29
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
I just done a dummy booking for W19 on the AirFrance website and it currently shows 1x daily A319 on the morning rotation and and 1x daily A318 on the afternoon, so an increase on the summer timetable.
it would be a very slight capacity increase of about 12 seats per day.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 15:32
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Good news as Ba Cityflyer are increasing Florence to 2x weekly with an extra flight on Saturday's. So 1x weekly E170 and also 1x weekly E190.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 22:21
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I notice that EDI have been very quick to add the extra Florence flight to their timetable page. Not so good at removing the WOW flights which ended months ago and will only operate in peak season this year, but still appear thrice weekly.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 12:30
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EDI to see the TUI 737max from May 19 onwards.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...as-of-04jan19/

Regards 4ea
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 16:15
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couldnt see any mention of EDI on that provided link?
How about this one
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...as-of-04jan19/
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 21:16
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I read in the Evening News that Burger King are going to be opening up at EDI. I laughed out loud when I read this statement though:

Gail Taylor, Director of Retail and Property at Edinburgh Airport said: ďOne of the brands passengers have continuously mentioned they want to see at Edinburgh Airport is Burger King so weíve listened and are delighted to deliver that for them."
AYE RIGHT!

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.c...year-1-4852587
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 10:07
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Originally Posted by Breathe View Post
I read in the Evening News that Burger King are going to be opening up at EDI. I laughed out loud when I read this statement though:



AYE RIGHT!

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.c...year-1-4852587
Why is that so hard to believe? EDI has been missing a fast food outlet for a while and a lot of people just like to grab something quickly before a flight rather than have a proper sit down meal.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 13:25
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Blimey, nothing to see here folks. Other than lots of noisy children driving other passengers nuts....
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 15:18
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where's it going to go? The terminal is pretty much full retail wise as it is! Although if they can squeeze it in, it would certainly prove popular. As much as I'd rather sit down and have a proper burger from one of the restaurants, often when in a rush you just dont have time. not to mention finding a free table in Wetherspoons can be almost impossible most of the time!

Didnt there used to be a Burger King in the old land side food court, back before they build the extension?
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 15:44
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Originally Posted by nighthawk117 View Post
where's it going to go? The terminal is pretty much full retail wise as it is! Although if they can squeeze it in, it would certainly prove popular. As much as I'd rather sit down and have a proper burger from one of the restaurants, often when in a rush you just dont have time. not to mention finding a free table in Wetherspoons can be almost impossible most of the time!

Didnt there used to be a Burger King in the old land side food court, back before they build the extension?
I could be wrong but I thought it was going in the new extension where there is quite alot of space for additional retail units.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 15:46
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Hey, newbie here.

Originally Posted by nighthawk117 View Post
where's it going to go? The terminal is pretty much full retail wise as it is!
I wonder if they plan to develop the space where the previous exit to domestic reclaim was? Similarly, I wonder if they plan to use the equivalent space downstairs for more check-in desks. Although they have absolutely no reason to do so, I wish they'd be more open and detailed about their development plans.

Originally Posted by ScotsSLF View Post
Having started to fly fairly regularly from EDI I do feel that the terminal extension is not befitting of an international airport. It is basically a cheaply built pre-fab and I doubt it will last long into the 20s. It really needs upgraded.
The whole building is now an endless series of extensions and bolt-ons since it opened in the 1970s. The passenger flow through the terminal is awkward to say the least. I flew EasyJet into EDI for the first time in years last month, and the walk from Gate 3 to the new domestic reclaim is long, but I guess not compared to larger airports. Crucially, though, it's not intuitive and you feel like you're walking down a fire exit when you finally get to the stairs. I think the city "deserves" a new terminal, designed according to modern airport design standards, but I'm expecting further ad hoc extensions until the piers can be extended no further. I can't see the current owner or any potential owner deciding to risk a brand new build before it's absolutely necessary?
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 16:35
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Well the masterplan shows they plan to keep extending the terminal until they can reach at least 35 million passengers per annum.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 16:50
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Ah, so 35 million is the magic number. They'll need to get creative to keep things moving in that space when they reach that number.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 06:55
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Thomson Airways

Disappointing to see a lack of growth from Thomson Airways at EDI. Although they are deploying a 737 Max 8 in S19, I donít see any route expansion on short haul, nor on long haul with their 757, 767 or 787 fleet. This is in contrast to other UK and Irish airports for S19. Insufficient market?

On reflection i also also donít remember seeing much in the way of expansion from Jet2 in S19 posted, where as GLA has picked up some additions.

As for the rumours on WestJet / Air Canada....
Lets just day I will not hold my breath.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 12:03
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EDI has all the markets covered that longhaul TOM might offer (outwith package tours), with their extensive connecting US routes through NYC etc to cover Florida, Caribbean and Mexico if needed. The TOM 757 routes are on their way out and most can be covered by MAX. Routes to Egypt, Boa Vista etc that may have needed 757 dont justify 767/787s.
The current few week high summer peak TOM Florida/Cancun have stagnated for 8 years now, so think it unlikely that pattern will change. They carry good loads but are never 100% full hence why they presumably dont add more.
It will be the age old 'shifting deckchairs' we've heard before from TOM I would think rather than dramatic expansion at EDI where the low cost short haul leisure market is already squeezed by FR/EZY/J2 dominance.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 15:03
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
EDI has all the markets covered that longhaul TOM might offer (outwith package tours), with their extensive connecting US routes through NYC etc to cover Florida, Caribbean and Mexico if needed. The TOM 757 routes are on their way out and most can be covered by MAX. Routes to Egypt, Boa Vista etc that may have needed 757 dont justify 767/787s.
The current few week high summer peak TOM Florida/Cancun have stagnated for 8 years now, so think it unlikely that pattern will change. They carry good loads but are never 100% full hence why they presumably dont add more.
It will be the age old 'shifting deckchairs' we've heard before from TOM I would think rather than dramatic expansion at EDI where the low cost short haul leisure market is already squeezed by FR/EZY/J2 dominance.
92% load factor on Sanford in July 18, 99% load factor on Cancun. Seems like there is scope for additional LH services. Fully expect to see more to Florida in the future at least.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 11:05
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Originally Posted by A350Saltire View Post
92% load factor on Sanford in July 18, 99% load factor on Cancun. Seems like there is scope for additional LH services. Fully expect to see more to Florida in the future at least.
The short season of 4 return flights each to CAN and SFB equates to sixteen sectors. Twelve of these require positioning flights either into or out of EDI.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 20:30
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Maybe building an extra level to the terminal building could be the only option to create much-needed space? If I pass through EDI then it is normally around 1800 and the experience can be rather unpleasant during the week.

Whilst pax numbers have risen around 50% in the last 10 years, the overall infrastructure before and after security has not grown anywhere close in proportion to that value.
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