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Old 15th Mar 2022, 18:45
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Qatar Airways to increase Doha to daily from 2nd June
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Old 16th Mar 2022, 23:26
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United

Not a good week or so for United re reliability. 2 x EDI-EWR flights went tech and cancelled. Both 752’s were +20 years old. Both flights were booked full which is great news for the route but not for the pax plans. They have been and continue to be real work horses for United. You have to wonder how much longer they can go on for? Does anyone know what United have planned to replace them and the timescale? With all United EDI routes currently served with 752’s, it will be interesting to see what they have planned in the short to medium term.
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Old 17th Mar 2022, 00:32
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They have ordered A321NXs as a replacement. Having said that, some of the B767-300ER fleet are even older but are well looked after and used on core long haul, may be bad luck?
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 23:59
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TK increasing previously planned summer months - 5 x weekly to daily from 18th June. Good news.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 22:14
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Turkish S22 EDI-IST

TK increasing previously planned summer months - 5 x weekly to daily from 18th June. Good news.
Timetable is confusing with the off set arrival / departure time on different days .going to be busy on a Thursday during summer with 3 Turkish flights from EDI. Dalaman and Antalya just 5 mins apart.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 22:51
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Agree. Similar schedule strategy to Qatar. Earlier then later departure times on certain days. It’s also very likely they are increasing to daily to mirror and compete with Qatar’s resumption of daily service from June. If the reported pent up demand materialises, I wonder if a certain other Middle Eastern carrier may make a comeback at EDI?
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 10:34
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Nice to see Air Canada brining the Dreamliner to Edinburgh for summer. Hope they fill it!
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 16:04
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Nice to see Air Canada brining the Dreamliner to Edinburgh for summer. Hope they fill it!
Its only 4 more seats in premium than original 737 planned, but a shed load if cheap seats up the back -and thats before WestJet wades in
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 17:29
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Its only 4 more seats in premium than original 737 planned, but a shed load if cheap seats up the back -and thats before WestJet wades in
Still it's great to see, especially in these troubled times for aviation.

Let's be glad for any wins, however small.
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 20:43
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Feb Passenger Figures 2022

I see that EDI had a bit over 514k passengers in Feb this year, I wonder how far back we need to go to find and equivalent Feb figures to this? Airport has felt like its getting busier over the past few weeks and more and more retail are reopening which is good too see. Excited to see with a fair number of new routes coming on soon how if the positive trend continues.
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 17:39
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EDI-MCO route starts tomorrow. The inbound from Orlando this evening looks very quiet. Less than a third full. The first outbound tomorrow however is very heavily booked. Full in upper class and only a few seats open in premium and economy. Promising start for the route.
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 21:17
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In fairness, not really a new route so you would expect decent loads (it’s just VS’s Central Scotland to MCO route which has moved from GLA to EDI).
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Old 29th Mar 2022, 21:39
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Originally Posted by willy wombat View Post
In fairness, not really a new route so you would expect decent loads (its just VSs Central Scotland to MCO route which has moved from GLA to EDI).
In fairness Id suggest decent loads on this kind of route after the pandemic and restrictions weve just had are indeed impressive. Although I believe UA are also extremely busy into EDI at the moment from EWR before ORD and IAD restart so maybe transatlantic has recovered quicker than expected.

Its definitely great to hear.

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Old 30th Mar 2022, 22:00
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United S22

EDI-ORD

Route resumption pushed back to 1st July from ORD.

EDI-IAD

Resumes as planned from May. Aircraft upgraded to 764 for May and June. 752 from July.

ORD route I’m guessing has poor forward bookings in early summer months or United have issues with aircraft availability.

Interesting development.
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EDI are warning of likely security etc delays as passenger numbers triple this summer.
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Old 31st Mar 2022, 08:15
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Originally Posted by Planeraz View Post
United S22

EDI-ORD

Route resumption pushed back to 1st July from ORD.

EDI-IAD

Resumes as planned from May. Aircraft upgraded to 764 for May and June. 752 from July.

ORD route Im guessing has poor forward bookings in early summer months or United have issues with aircraft availability.

Interesting development.
The fact theyve upgraded IAD to a 764 suggests aircraft availability - cancel the ORD and rebook people on to IAD. I dont think its a coincidence it drops to a 757 when the ORD service starts,
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Old 31st Mar 2022, 15:04
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Originally Posted by inOban View Post
EDI are warning of likely security etc delays as passenger numbers triple this summer.
You mean because they are 80 staff short.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 06:01
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More issues with United 752s. Last nights EWR-EDI went tech. Replaced with a 764. Due in to EDI this morning almost 3 hours late. One for the spotters though.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 16:06
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Originally Posted by C172Navigator View Post
You mean because they are 80 staff short.
I believe Swissport are trying to pull in staff from other stations...
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
I believe Swissport are trying to pull in staff from other stations...
They certainly are, however, when every other station is short staffed it just makes the problems worse.

Doesn't help that training new staff is taking a long time along with the security checks for passes.
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