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Old 8th Jun 2024, 12:11
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Originally Posted by Planeraz
Is it not the case that leadership teams at other Scottish airport just aren’t up to the job?
Absolutely , Dewar didn't exactly set the heather on fire in his time in charge at Glasgow , but AGS have provided him with shooting practice at an open goal !
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Old 8th Jun 2024, 12:45
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Interesting article. But I see airline executive speak but no reference to expansion. The give away is that he says that an upgrade to the A35K is ‘not planned’.
Worth noting that the S24 slot report showed a three-daily QR A35K. So even if QR don't have a plan to send the A35K to EDI, somebody there had an idea to do so. Time will tell whether that idea ever turns into a plan and then to reality.
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Old 9th Jun 2024, 22:11
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Originally Posted by A350Saltire
He is right though it would have been easier for the likes of EK to add an additional frequency at GLA but for whatever reason they chose not to.

His job is to fight for growth in airlines and routes at EDI and he and his team appear to be very good at it.
So he contradicted himself, do as I say not as I do sort of thing.
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Old 9th Jun 2024, 23:32
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Provisional S25 Long Haul Restart Dates

Below are the PROVISIONAL restart dates for long haul routes in S25, there are two routes that are not as of yet showing either publicly or in OAG data (thanks to a source who wishes to remain anonymous for the help), but that is subject to change, breakdown by airline below.

United Airlines
  • UA36 (EWR) - year round
  • UA116 (ORD) - 1st May (1 day earlier than S24)
  • UA161 (EWR) - 22nd May (1 day earlier than S24)
  • UA978 (IAD) - 20th March (1 day earlier than S24)

Delta Air Lines
  • DL208 (JFK) - 9th March (21 days earlier than S24), this will be 4x week until April
  • DL34 (ATL) - 14th April (39 days earlier than S24)
  • DL122 (BOS) - 7th May (2 days earlier than S24)

JetBlue
  • B673 (JFK) - 1st May - (21 days earlier than S24)

Virgin Atlantic
  • VS225 (MCO) - 2nd April (same as S24)

Air Canada
  • AC806 (YYZ) - May 2nd (1 day later than S24), this is showing as 4x week, the difference in start date is simply due to when the days of the week fall.

WestJet
  • WS16 (YYZ) - 27th April (17 days earlier than S24)
  • WS46 (YHZ) - 20th May (31 days earlier than S24)
  • WS60 (YYC) - 14th May (2 days later than S24)

Hainan Airlines
  • HU407 (PEK) - No flights loaded on OAG, the last date available on OAG is May 26th 2025 (just remember that S24 was not confirmed until a few months before departure)

Qatar Airways
  • QR29 (DOH) - year round
  • QR31 (DOH) - year round

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Old 10th Jun 2024, 19:33
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Scottish brand Walker’s Shortbread has partnered with World Duty Free at Edinburgh Airport to launch what it is calling the “world’s first shortbread vending machine”.

Travellers can use the machine to delve into the ‘World of Walker’s’ , with details on the firm’s 125 year old shortbread brand – which is made using just four ingredients and has remained in the Walker family recipe books since the founder Joseph Walker baked his first batch.

The machine invites customers to take a digital quiz before providing recommendations on which products to buy, and finally – wait for it – treating travellers to a free shortbread finger.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/bu...nding-machine/
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Old 10th Jun 2024, 19:46
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Gosh - sounds like a bargain way of collecting customer data. Do they ask for email and/or phone number by any chance?
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Old 12th Jun 2024, 21:58
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Year round AGA service has been announced by easyJet, operating 2x week (Wednesday and Saturday), competing with Ryanair who will operate Tuesday and Friday.

As all 9 based aircraft are used throughout the summer, it remains unclear if a 10th aircraft will be based next summer, or if routes will be swapped to EJU, EZS, or non-based EZY operations.

Press Release Link: https://mediacentre.easyjet.com/stor...or-winter-2024
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Old 15th Jun 2024, 20:20
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Delta S25

Good to see all Delta routes now loaded onto OAG. Earlier start dates and increased capacity to/from Scotland’s main airport.
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Delta S25

Good to see all Delta routes now loaded onto OAG. Earlier start dates and increased capacity to/from Scotland’s main airport.
For those who do not have access to the OAG data, here's the information on start dates and comparisons to this summer.

In 2025 DL122 will start on Wednesday 7th May, with a Virgin Atlantic codeshare of VS3939.

Flights this summer resumed on 9th May

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Old 15th Jun 2024, 21:36
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Originally Posted by GeorgeNTravels
For those who do not have access to the OAG data, here's the information on start dates and comparisons to this summer.

In 2025 DL122 will start on Wednesday 7th May, with a Virgin Atlantic codeshare of VS3939.

This means there are an additional 2 flights at the start of the season, as this year flights resumed on Thursday May 9th
This is nothing more than a calendar adjustment between a leap year and not.
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Old 16th Jun 2024, 12:17
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This is nothing more than a calendar adjustment between a leap year and not.
Positive that a 3 route’s return, although JFK still has not year round. Pity no flights over the Easter holidays.
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Old 16th Jun 2024, 15:56
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Turkish S24

Credit - planemad. Turkish increasing again to/from EDI. Increasing to 11 x weekly from 8/26. Some more occasional wide-bodies also planned to operate in the weeks ahead.

Pegasus to/from Istanbul have also increased frequency before they even start. Increasing from 2 to 4 x weekly in July.
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Old 16th Jun 2024, 16:23
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Yet more traffic to be squeezed into airport infrastructure which clearly cannot cope with what it has today.
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Old 16th Jun 2024, 17:33
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Yet more traffic to be squeezed into airport infrastructure which clearly cannot cope with what it has today.
might just be the same pax diluted…
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Old 16th Jun 2024, 19:53
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Originally Posted by VickersVicount
might just be the same pax diluted…
Very strong demand with TK. Big growth in transfer pax from the Indian sub-continent. A market EDI is very keen to tap into. QR some months ago highlighted the growth potential from this part of the world. Air India is another target for EDI for the same reasons. The expansion from TK, I would think makes it less likely they will start from GLA in the short term anyway.

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Old 18th Jun 2024, 23:12
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Some new F&B outlets coming to the airport.

https://corporate.edinburghairport.c...ssenger-choice

New food and drink outlets will improve passenger choice

A revamp of Edinburgh Airport’s food and beverage offering will see three new brands introduced to the terminal, with work due to start later this year.

PizzaExpress, Icons and Seoul Bird will become the latest new names in premises after security, expanding choice for passengers and staff.
  • PizzaExpress is a well-known high street pizzeria and will move into a new space that is currently being created.
  • Icons is a new sports bar, serving food and drink and celebrating some of Scotland’s and the world’s greatest sports stars.
  • Seoul Bird will serve Korean fried chicken, gourmet burgers and rice bowls, and this will be their first Scottish and first airport franchise.
The new food and beverage outlets will be operated by ARE (Airport Retail Enterprises), with the company making Edinburgh Airport its first entry into the Scottish aviation market.

This announcement follows the recent re-opening of Starbucks in the Departures area and is part of a refresh of the retail estate as the terminal expands its offering to improve choices for the diverse mix of passengers that travel through Scotland’s busiest airport.

Gail Taylor, Chief Commercial Officer (Non-Aero) said:

“Enjoying a meal or toasting a special occasion is the perfect way to start off that trip or holiday for many of our passengers and it’s important we offer them as much choice as possible.

“Welcoming new names and new possibilities to our passengers is something we are always keen to do and bringing PizzaExpress, Icons and Seoul Bird to Edinburgh Airport is exciting for all of us. Work will begin later this year with the new outlets opening in 2025.

“We’re always looking to make improvements where we can, and we have a number of other exciting announcements to make in the months ahead as we continue to cater for our passengers.”

John Butts, Director at ARE said:

“We are thrilled to be entering the Scottish market with these exciting food and beverage opportunities at Edinburgh Airport. We have two fantastic brand partners in PizzaExpress and Seoul Bird and are very proud to unveil our very own sports bar concept in Icons. This development is another major milestone in the growth of ARE in the UK market.”
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Old 19th Jun 2024, 11:25
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Originally Posted by Breathe
Some new F&B outlets coming to the airport.
Curious which retailers or F&B outlets are leaving to make space for these 3 new arrivals?
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Old 19th Jun 2024, 11:47
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Originally Posted by Sk1schoolsam
Curious which retailers or F&B outlets are leaving to make space for these 3 new arrivals?
When I read F&B I assumed Frankie & Benny's!!

Stupid boy!!
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On the F&B theme, SSP are to open an airside Starbucks.

https://www.verdictfoodservice.com/n...new-starbucks/

SSP launches Starbucks airside store at Edinburgh Airport


SSP has expanded its travel retail alliance with Starbucks with the debut of its airside store at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland.

Located in the departures area, the store has a seating capacity of 75 and provides takeaway service for passengers.

It comprises low-level seating and serving areas, offering passengers unobstructed views of flight information boards and boarding gates.

Passengers can access the brand’s summer menu 2024, which includes beverages such as Crème Brulée x Iced Brown Sugar Oat Shaken Espresso and the Dragon Coconut Starbucks Refresha Drink.

The store will also reintroduce the popular Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refresha Drink.

The store offers a variety of dairy alternative options at no extra charge.

Starbucks UK senior business manager Matt Ebner said: “We are excited to open our new store in Edinburgh Airport and look forward to welcoming staff and passengers from all around the world. To celebrate the opening, we will be hosting an event for airport staff.”

The new Starbucks store will operate from 04:00 to 22:00 daily, with plans to extend its hours to 24/7 during the peak summer travel season from July to October.

The Edinburgh Airport venue follows the recent transformations of other SSP-operated Starbucks airport locations at Leeds Bradford and Birmingham.

SSP UK and Ireland business development director Cathy Granby stated: “Opening this new Starbucks store at Edinburgh Airport provides passengers with an elevated pre-departure experience from a leading brand.

“We have enjoyed great success with Starbucks at UK travel hubs and I’m confident that we’ll do the same here in Edinburgh.”
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Old 19th Jun 2024, 13:15
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Curious which retailers or F&B outlets are leaving to make space for these 3 new arrivals?
This gives a clue. Burger King and All Bar One look likely leavers.


https://www.linkedin.com/posts/edinb...373647872-4kqw
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