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Old 21st Feb 2019, 11:49
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Originally Posted by Sk1schoolsam View Post


Great question...I have always wondered this too.

Plus what construction work is going on at Gate 8 (Stand7) at the moment...anyone got an inside track on this??

Lots of internal work going on when I passed through on Monday. Excited to see what is coming....

The new No1 lounge is nice, although I don’t think it’s bigger then the old one, but does have its own toilets! I wonder if there is room up there for another lounge?
Contractors area connected to the baggage hall refit/modernisation work ongoing over the next couple of years.

Always thought the reason for no gate 8 is because the airport can't trust Scottish gate staff to say it properly.

Internal work is primarily for Burger King I think...
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 21:24
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I've noticed that Ryanair have scheduled two return flights to Shannon over the weekend of Brexit - out on 29th March, returning Sunday 31st.

Friday
  • FR 996 EDI-SNN (15:00-16:15)
  • FR 998 EDI-SNN (18:20-19:35)
  • FR 997 SNN-EDI (16:40-17:55)
  • FR 999 SNN-EDI (20:00-21:15)
Sunday
  • FR 996 EDI-SNN (12:00-13:15)
  • FR 998 EDI-SNN (15:20-16:35)
  • FR 997 SNN-EDI (13:40-14:55)
  • FR 999 SNN-EDI (17:00-18:15)
Anyone know the reason for this? Brexit related or purely coincidence?

Edit: I've also noticed they have similar flights to/from Cork then too. 3 on the Friday, 1 on the Saturday and 2 on the Sunday.

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Old 21st Feb 2019, 21:50
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Rugby. Edinburgh are playing Munster in the Rugby Champions Cup.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 21:54
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
Rugby. Edinburgh are playing Munster in the Rugby Champions Cup.
Thank you for clarifying that - makes sense to me now. I wondered why it was just Edinburgh and no other UK destination.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 22:25
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I see Flybe are increasing EDILHR to 6 x daily effective 22APR with a new early morning flight northbound. Looks like they'll be putting a DH4 in LHR overnight.
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 07:56
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
Rugby. Edinburgh are playing Munster in the Rugby Champions Cup.
#FakeNews. It's to repatriate all the Irish prior to a hard brexit :-)
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 22:17
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So with all the route news over the last few weeks I wonder what will be next, so Ill start off with the rumours I have heard:
·American may increase Philadelphia to year round if it does well.
·Easyjet will make a routes announcement soon.
·Flybe/Connect airways are interested in making the base bigger.
·United to put a B767-300 on the Newark run.
·Air Canada to go year round on the MAX.
·Cathay Pacific 3x weekly on A350-900 to Hong Kong

If you have heard any other rumours please feel free to say them below, as I said though these are only rumours and may come to nothing, thats the fun of it.

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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 09:56
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I haven't been keeping up with the redevelopment of the terminal. Now that the new gates have opened, are there any plans to expand the check in facility? Last time I passed through, it was bursting at the seams. I know they've moved a few desks to the international and domestic arrivals, but I can't see that being a long term solution.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 11:35
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Cathay Pacific would be great. A very good airline. Would be interesting to see where it pulls the pax from eg other One World routes or domestic. Would probably impact on HA and EK too as Cathay will have great pull.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 11:53
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Of the list, the most likely would seem to be an upsizing of one of the NY routes. There must be significant numbers of Norwegian passengers looking for an alternative.
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 13:03
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If CX was to launch, would have thouhht it was a little late to announce for this year. CX have already announced a number of new routes for 2019.
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 07:51
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I would think the launch would be 2020 now for the Cathay service if it were to be announced.
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 07:55
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Souns more like a wish list to me!
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 09:23
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United is the most likely as they are fazing the 757 out on trans atlantic, Manchester goes B767 from end of March
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 12:45
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
There must be significant numbers of Norwegian passengers looking for an alternative.
Id imagine they'll go back to whatever low cost options they used before eg EI,WOW and FI.
All the current NA routes are not full even at peak summer so plenty of room, particularly as the total DY pax were not huge. Cant see any significant capacity change in short term.
The 757's have a few more years in them assuming fuel doesnt kill them off
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Old 24th Feb 2019, 17:14
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34265 pax used NY area routes last July. This coming July total seats available will only be 15686...

Far from plenty of room, that sounds like under capacity to me... even allowing for some transfer pax shift to other hubs, as D8 was pure O&D and AA's JFK hub was pretty weak for connections anyway.

I do think the market was getting crowded and some right sizing was needed, but I believe it's gone too far the other way now. I think once IAD has bedded in UA will look to upgrade EWR to widebody equipment in line with all their other year round EWR routes, as I believe EDI could well be the last remaining year round B752 route out of EWR now.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 11:29
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Loganir announced intentions to serve an Edinburgh to Southend route later this year.
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 20:53
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Loganir announced intentions to serve an Edinburgh to Southend route later this year.
The press official Loganair release seams to only talk about Glasgow and Aberdeen. Business Traveller seam a little off the mark....

“Aberdeen-based Loganair will operate its first ever flights from London Southend.

The routes in question are to Aberdeen, Glasgow and Stornaway.....”

Where did you see the EDI announcement?
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Old 27th Feb 2019, 21:06
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Article on the scotsman:
https://www.scotsman.com/news/transp...nair-1-4880286

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Old 27th Feb 2019, 22:33
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Article on the scotsman:
https://www.scotsman.com/news/transp...nair-1-4880286

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thank you 😊👍
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