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Old 19th Feb 2019, 15:20
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Anyone know if there will be any expansion this year, also will Loganair be adding extra capacity as they have the aircraft from the BMI shut down?
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Old 19th Feb 2019, 16:14
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Anyone know if there will be any expansion this year, also will Loganair be adding extra capacity as they have the aircraft from the BMI shut down?
I don’t think we will see any additional capacity this summer from EDI. They are only planning to add around half of the aircraft operated by BM to there fleet.

LM are currently offering ex BM flight and cabin crew the chance to apply for positions LM’s existing bases at Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and Norwich. They are also advertising for crew for new bases at Bristol, Chester, East Midlands, Newcastle and Londonderry

https://www.loganair.co.uk/recruitment-drive/

I am guessing that the recruitment of crew to be based at BRS and CEG means that LM are expecting to take over the Airbus corporate shuttle. They must also be confident that they are going to be awarded the LDY PSO since they are recruiting for a base in LDY.

Personally I think you will only see LM add 1 additional ER3 and 8 ER4’s to the fleet over the coming weeks. Taking the total to 11. With LM basing 2 ER3’s at NWI, 2 ER4’s at ABZ and 1 ER4 at BRS, CEG, EMA, GLA, INV, LDY and NCL.


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Old 20th Feb 2019, 22:12
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Thanks BA laddy, It also was reported on another thread that Flybe are to increase Cardiff to 17x weekly up 4x weekly from last year.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 08:14
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Actually did the day trip yesterday EDI-CWL. Pretty full going down 50% load on way back up. On another note - why is there no Gate 8 at EDI? Thereís a 7 and next to it 9 but no 8. Just curious
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 08:36
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Originally Posted by ScotsSLF View Post
Actually did the day trip yesterday EDI-CWL. Pretty full going down 50% load on way back up. On another note - why is there no Gate 8 at EDI? Thereís a 7 and next to it 9 but no 8. Just curious
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 donít think itís bigger then the old one, but does have its own toilets! I wonder if there is room up there for another lounge?
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 10:46
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Also means the gates serve different numbered stands! Gate 9 is Stand 10.....
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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 donít think itís 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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