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Old 8th Nov 2019, 16:26
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Reported on the EDI twitter that the new East road planning is going ahead with it expected to be completed by early 2021.

Also WestJet have 3.5 B767 available for flying to Europe, and the UK was rumoured to be getting at least 1 of the 767 for a new flight, my guess would be an additional YYZ-LGW flight, YYZ-MAN or YYZ-EDI as was widely rumoured a while ago, now would be the best time for another Toronto flight to compete with Air Canada Rouge IMHO.

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Old 8th Nov 2019, 18:03
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The only place WestJet has ever been "rumoured" is wishful thinking on this very thread. Yet another "GLA has it so EDI must too" wishful thinking "let's make up a rumour" type post.

WestJet won't be appearing at EDI anytime soon.

If there was demand for more Toronto then Air Canada would increase. They have been at EDI for what must be near a decade now and despite fares being rather cheap have actually reduced their EDI flights over the years, not increased.
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 18:32
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Originally Posted by FlyingScotland View Post
The only place WestJet has ever been "rumoured" is wishful thinking on this very thread. Yet another "GLA has it so EDI must too" wishful thinking "let's make up a rumour" type post.

WestJet won't be appearing at EDI anytime soon.

If there was demand for more Toronto then Air Canada would increase. They have been at EDI for what must be near a decade now and despite fares being rather cheap have actually reduced their EDI flights over the years, not increased.
WestJet was not wishful thinking, it was in advanced stages and just about to be announced when for some reason talks broke down, WestJet have remained interested in EDI because there is a market for another airline to Toronto and I do believe that this will materialise at some point in the near future.
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Old 8th Nov 2019, 18:38
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Airports talk to airlines every day of the week. Doesn't mean every airline on the planet wants to serve EDI.

Fares from EDI to Toronto are already dirt cheap and having reduced their flights just a few years ago Air Canada clearly disagree with you about the level of demand that existing from EDI. But of course that's not as exciting as made up rumours so carry on.
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 10:00
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Originally Posted by FlyingScotland View Post
Airports talk to airlines every day of the week. Doesn't mean every airline on the planet wants to serve EDI.

Fares from EDI to Toronto are already dirt cheap and having reduced their flights just a few years ago Air Canada clearly disagree with you about the level of demand that existing from EDI. But of course that's not as exciting as made up rumours so carry on.
It's not a rumour, I never said it was I just said IMHO I think YYZ-EDI and YYZ-MAN have a chance of seeing a WestJet 767 next summer, nothing wrong with that, and I do believe that this will materialise at some point IMO.

Edit: A United B767-300ER N684UA made an emergency landing at EDI, parked at a remote stand the now.

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Old 9th Nov 2019, 12:38
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You seem to think every airline on the planet is lining up to serve EDI. If anyone was to believe your posts on this thread they'd think EDI was more in demand than LHR.

It's clear you're very, very enthusiastic about your local airport but calm down. This is a news and rumours website. Not a "let's make up rumours as we go" or "post a daily wishlist" forum. Your posts are more suitable for a letter to santa.

As I say, just calm down.


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Old 9th Nov 2019, 17:01
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seems a little harsh. Theres enough room for schoolboy enthusiasm in here. You don't need to reply or you can simply block if the recurrent similar posts are annoying you.
Seems you like to rustle feathers on forums!
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 18:48
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Originally Posted by CabinCrewe View Post
seems a little harsh. Theres enough room for schoolboy enthusiasm in here. You don't need to reply or you can simply block if the recurrent similar posts are annoying you.
Seems you like to rustle feathers on forums!
I agree. The poster who has been posting these “rumours” has not displayed an aggressive tone in their posts. Nothing wrong with a bit of enthusiasm, especially for your local airport.
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 21:12
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I'd also take issue that EDI is well served with connections to Canada especially YYZ or that fares to there are dirt cheap. On a trip there back in May it was much cheaper to fly EDI-LHR-YYZ than comparative fares on Air Canada Rouge. (There were no direct flights from GLA on the days I needed to travel so that wasn't an option).

I would say, despite the plethora of rumours there may or may not be around route development at Edinburgh, that at the very least another competitor or a year round service on the EDI-YYZ route would probably be extremely sensible and workable.

GLA used to do well with Canadian routes but Calgary and Vancouver were chopped about 2/3 years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if their options to YYZ go backwards as well. EDI would just generally be a much better option.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 08:31
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I suspect that it is only because planemad is being positive and enthusiastic about EDI that flyingscotland has a problem.

For what it’s worth there is or was some credibility about the Westjet to EDI chat but I am not sure what has happened there. I do think that EDI could support increased Canadian services though.
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Old 11th Nov 2019, 21:19
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Some of the airport fanboism is a bit cringey to read though.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 08:58
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EasyJet schedule first A321neo flights with Bristol 1x weekly from 29th March and Milan Malpensa 2x weekly from 30th April. Also Norwegian increases Oslo from 7x to 9x weekly from April.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 09:54
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I assume that these will be frames based at the named airports? At present all Milan flights originate there.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 10:37
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
I assume that these will be frames based at the named airports? At present all Milan flights originate there.
Yes all A321neo flights will be away based.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 13:32
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http://www.edinburghairport.com/abou...senger-numbers

First drop for five years, except for the Beast from the East. Still slight international growth.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 15:49
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Flybe add new EDI-SEN 3x daily from 15th June 2020 all on EDI based planes. Great news!
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 19:15
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
http://www.edinburghairport.com/abou...senger-numbers

First drop for five years, except for the Beast from the East. Still slight international growth.
Seems a lot of fuss in press over nothing
https://airwaysmag.com/airports/edin...gative-growth/
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 08:03
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Originally Posted by Plane mad 134 View Post
Flybe add new EDI-SEN 3x daily from 15th June 2020 all on EDI based planes. Great news!
Do you have a link? The summer schedule hasn't been released yet...
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 08:05
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Originally Posted by Snr View Post
Do you have a link? The summer schedule hasn't been released yet...
Check the Amadeus timetables and also @SeanM1997 twitter.
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Old 13th Nov 2019, 09:16
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Do you have a link? The summer schedule hasn't been released yet...
Some flights are already bookable on 3rd party websites such as Skyscanner
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