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Old 5th Nov 2021, 10:38
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These changed days have been on their website for some time. It did seem odd to have flights on 4 successive days and then none for 3. The flights are now better spread.
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Old 5th Nov 2021, 11:51
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the days seem to match that of EK NCL flight
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Old 7th Nov 2021, 23:05
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Mainly they do, although EK ex NCL are Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 08:31
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The US is finally opening up today. AA, DL and United reporting 100% load factors from London. They are all increasing capacity, Trying to satisfy huge demand. What do we have from EDI and Scotland? Zero, nothing. No transatlantic flights until well into 2022. DL have even pushed back resumption until May. Their is huge pent-up demandTo fly from Scotland. Covid has an impact on confidence from the public to fly. What continues to hurt and damage the sector is Sturgeon and co continuing to brief against the Scottish airport and travel sector. Only yesterday, the transport lead warned that Scots should avoid international travel for some time to come. The so called aligning with UK Gov testing regs is another con. Like PCR tests, Scottish gov have compiled a very limited number of approved suppliers for LF, which you must use. All are significantly more expensive than approved suppliers in England. The general travel advice from scot gov has also not been changed. It remains the case that all non essential international travel is banned. The barriers to truly aligning and opening up are well and truly up. A deliberate act which is catastrophic for the sector.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 09:35
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a simple search on the gov.scot website states that the list of providers for PCR / LFTs can be found on the gov.uk website so not sure how you reach the conclusion that the Scottish gov are limiting the test providers and pushing the prices up. It’s the same list.

from the current guidance it’s only the red list countries that has essential reasons only. Since there are currently NO RED LIST COUNTRIES on Scotland’s nor the UK’s list travel is no longer for essential reasons only.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 10:32
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The list of (Scot Gov) approved suppliers is smaller than the UK Gov list. Cheaper tests are available on the UK Gov approved list but they don’t appear on the Scot Gov list. This is not like for like aligning. The rules for traveling from or into Scotland were updated on 5/11. Prior to that date my comments about travel advice is correct. It would appear the guidance has finally been updated. I stand corrected. You still have to wonder why it took so long for this scottish gov advice to be officially updated.
I stand by my comments about ministerial briefings against the scottish airport and travel sectors. It’s clear that such ongoing comments is damaging and is preventing any meaningful recovery for the scottish sectors. Edinburgh was packed over the last weekend. It was noticeable how many Americans and Canadians are currently in town. The reality is, not one of them traveled directly into Scotland from the US or Canada.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 10:52
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On another matter, there have been comments on here about lack of taxis at EDI. Grateful if someone could tell me if this is now resolved. Will be flying into EDI in a couple of weeks (ETA 10.00] and will need a cab. If I was going into the City I’d take the tram but I’m not.
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 11:15
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Originally Posted by Planeraz View Post
Only yesterday, the transport lead warned that Scots should avoid international travel for some time to come
Can you post a link to this please?
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Old 8th Nov 2021, 12:13
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Emotive stuff. The implication of what you're saying would be that Edinburgh's recovery should be lagging behind that of other airports in the UK outwith Scotland. I've compared the CAA data for September 2021 with September 2019 and expressed each airport's throughput in the former as a percentage of the latter. (A few airports - including ABZ, BFS, BHD, GLA, SOU, BRS - have yet to report). It's hard to make a case from that comparison that Edinburgh is uniquely badly affected and lagging behind other similarly-sized airports elsewhere in the UK.

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Old 8th Nov 2021, 17:00
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I too was puzzled by the delay in restarting TA - I had half expected one of the operators to fly over Christmas because there must be a pent up demand for family reunions. However I read that the US airlines are struggling to find enough crew to deliver their domestic schedule so its hardly surprising that they aren't able to restore secondary international routes.
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Old 9th Nov 2021, 09:33
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I am flying to Italy out of Edinburgh in February, I am hearing that if you get organized beforehand it is pretty smooth now...
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 09:49
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Air Baltic

Looks like they have reversed their decision to dump the Edinburgh route. Showing as resuming on 2nd April 2022 - 2 x weekly.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 23:50
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Emirates

It would appear that the EDI-Dubai route is gone for good. Was officially “suspended”. With Newcastle set to go double daily, their appears to be little chance of a resumption. Good news for Qatar potentially. It will be interesting to see if they revert to double daily next summer. Confidence is everything so any more threats of return to restrictions and travel bans from the Scottish Govt have to stop.
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 09:19
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I doubt we can ever say gone for good these days. Especially likes of Ryanair.

I think it's cos alot of connecting completion at Edinburgh,. Qatar.Turkish Finnair, KLM, Air France, Finnair, Brussels airlines and BA
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Old 16th Nov 2021, 11:30
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I arrived back in Edinburgh yesterday and there seemed to be plenty of taxis. May be certain times of day there are issues...I went through just after 3pm
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 18:33
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EDI has finally announced the Sun Express flights from AYT.

he three-weekly service to Antalya will begin on April 2 2022 operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays, then stepping up to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from May 24 2022. The service will be served by a Boeing 737 fleet.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 20:47
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Im guessing the originally timetabled TK service ditched as result as did seem OTT.
Im sure iíve seen SunExpress on summer charters to Scotland in the past.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 22:09
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These are scheduled flights.

This is the first time sunexpress have ever operated to Edinburgh, perhaps you are confused with sunwing
Sunexpress is an LH & TK venture, the TK flights are still available to book, perhaps Turkish holidays will be even more popular for many people's budget, however I think the bookings may start to be merged.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 23:15
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Westjet

EDI-YYZ

This proposed new route appears to be in serious doubt. After reaching out to Westjet via Twitter about their website and difficulty in booking flights, I received a reply stating that due to ongoing uncertainty and local scottish govt restrictions, the route is currently being re-assessed. An update will be released in due course. Very disappointing potentially and predictable really. As mentioned in other posts, airlines need confidence to operate routes. Westjet clearly have major concerns about the scottish market and the ongoing threat of travel restrictions being reintroduced.
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Old 17th Nov 2021, 23:39
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But even if ScoGov does tighten restrictions, they will be less severe than apply in many countries in the EU. It's England that's out of step.
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