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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 14:03
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They've done the same with Newcastle too. I wonder if they are concentrating on Frankfurt for now until demand recovers? No doubt it will return in the future.
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Old 2nd Mar 2021, 15:48
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I was just looking at the figures from a more 'normal' year in 2019 - 11k pax between Edinburgh and Munich in Feb 2019 and 19k in August 2019. That's a lot of demand to have just disappeared now to be only served by one airline which, at the time of writing, will not even be daily! I guess it shows the true impact some airlines think Covid will have had on demand this year.
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Old 18th Mar 2021, 09:29
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As reported on other threads, EasyJet are to start a 2x weekly EDI-BOH service from the 27th of May. Good to see some extra domestic services added.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 17:01
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Ryanair are adding a new 2x weekly service to Knock operating on Wednesday and Sunday, commencing the 1st of September. Will be year round. Good news to see more new routes.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 19:47
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interesting theyre dropping 5/wk EDI-LDY and starting NOC 2/wk.
Loads were often a bit ropey on a BE dash never mind a 738.
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 11:31
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In fairness, you can't really Knock it until you've tried it
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 11:55
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Knock is not meant to be a substitute for LDY as it's nearly a 4 hour drive from LDY.

NOC serves greater Co Sligo market, Knock serviced about 1 million precovid and before Ryanair.

LDY dropped/suspended due to Brexit rules about domestic flights.

So Brexit reduces domestic flights within the UK...great.
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 02:05
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Is there a reason Ryanair UK can't operate EDI-LDY? That's why they've just put another one on the UK register.
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 07:20
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nothing to stop "Ryanair UK" operating domestically within the UK.
They planned to Just wetlease any of the 450 a/c to Ryanair UK but the CAA won't allow this.

There are only 2 G- reg aircraft now. So maybe a while before more UK domestic routes added.
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Old 1st Apr 2021, 10:34
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Announced a few days ago that Lauda are adding a new 2x weekly Zadar service.

Also very early days but Lufthansa have put the first few days of S22 on sale and MUC appears to return (7x weekly A319) from the 27th of March 2022.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 10:19
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Twice weekly service to Riga with Air Baltic starting on 4th June. Flights are Mondays and Fridays and run until the end of October.

https://www.leta.lv/eng/home/press_r...-17859CF5E9F2/
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 10:34
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Will be nice to see the A220 at EDI
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I suspect they'll become quite popular on thin European routes
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 13:44
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Fantastic news, hopefully the service goes ahead!
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 19:30
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Can you elaborate, the A220-300 for Air Baltic has 145 seats.
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Old 13th Apr 2021, 16:25
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If you look at the A318 thread that's around somewhere on here the general feeling is that LCO's are currently using the A.320 as the baseline and most expect to convert to the A321.

That's the reason Airbus bought the programme from Bombardier - its fits in under their current main offerings. An LCO needs a lot of seats (relatively speaking) because of the cost structure. Use turboprops for the real low cost/short range stuff and jets with over 100 seats for the mass market. Certainly in Europe & ME that'll be the pattern
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Old 13th Apr 2021, 18:56
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Ah yes totally agree, thought you meant specifically Edinburgh to Riga was a thin route, Air Baltic only have the A220
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Old 13th Apr 2021, 20:43
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perhaps it is, if only twice weekly summer only..
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Old 13th Apr 2021, 21:31
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In reaction to Air Baltic coming on to the route, Ryanair have increased EDI-RIX from 2x to 4x weekly (new Mon and Fri flights).
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Old 14th Apr 2021, 08:28
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Ryanair will have them for dinner... 6 flights a week now between them? Lets see how long Air Baltic hang around, if they even start.
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