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Old 14th Apr 2021, 08:58
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Strange attitude to have. I personally wish them well and welcome any signs of airlines trying new routes. Many in the profession will be somewhat relieved.

Ryanair operate many routes that are served by other airlines for a while from Edinburgh (and elsewhere)

In it's own fight for survival Ryanair has realised generating traffic is the way to go rather than the huge expense of chasing an airline out of a route.
From Edinburgh, FR are not exclusive on Palma, Ibiza, Tenerife, Alicante, Barcelona, Malaga, Hamburg, Dublin, Berlin, Bucharest, Faro, Karkow, Katowice, Lanzarote, Naples, Rome, Gdansk, Gran Canaria, Seville, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Prague Vienna, Budapest. As well as competing on Warsaw (Wmi) , Milan (GBY), Venice (TSF), Stockholm (VST)

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Old 14th Apr 2021, 09:46
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airBaltic also offer connecting flights - so they are serving far more than just the Edinburgh to Riga market, but also Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia. Lets also not forget that Riga and the other Baltic states are quite big stag/hen do destinations at the moment. There may be more than enough traffic to accommodate both on the route. Lets see how it goes.
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Old 6th May 2021, 18:03
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Ryanair have now increased RIX flights from 2x to 4x weekly in the winter too.
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Old 11th May 2021, 18:38
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Multiple changes have now been made after the Scottish Government confirms that 12 countries will be on the Green list (Same as England).

• Ryanair are increasing the following from the 24th of May:
- Faro to 7x weekly.
- Lisbon to 3x weekly.
- Porto to 3x weekly.

BA Cityflyer are adding Southampton for the Winter (now available year round at 1x weekly). As well as a summer Seasonal Guernsey on E190.

EasyJet have made the following changes:
- GIB launch moved forward to the 5th of June (1x weekly) increases to 2x weekly from 29th of June.
- Lisbon will be moved forward to 3rd of June restart (instead of July) at 2x weekly.
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Old 11th May 2021, 21:17
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Southhampton once weekly in winter? who is that suiting- the cruise sorts ?
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Old 11th May 2021, 21:28
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Surely it's merely a positioning flight. Rather than flying it back to LCY on a Friday evening it's going to SOU. Remember that there are no longer any BACF crew based in Scotland.
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Old 24th May 2021, 19:47
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As stated on the Southampton thread, Loganair are to resume their EDI-CWL service (5x weekly E145) from the 2nd of August. Will be 3x weekly during the winter.

With regards to the BA Cityflyer winter Southampton route. Its basically a positioning flight down to SOU to operate the Winter Ski flights (CMF I believe) and returns on Sunday. So the flights were put on sale to make a bit of extra money instead of positioning down empty.
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Old 24th May 2021, 20:00
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With BA and Loganair codesharing it does actually offer a little extra weekend flexibility timings wise for a passenger travelling EDI-SOU or vice versa - and BA's fares are considerably lower too on the same days.
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Old 16th Jun 2021, 23:09
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2 new routes announced today:

1x weekly Turin by Ryanair starting 6th of November on Saturdays.
5x weekly Manchester by EasyJet starting 9th of July on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Very pleasantly surprised by the MAN route. But that's now all the former Flybe routes reinstated after Loganair announced CWL last month. I hope it does well.

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Old 17th Jun 2021, 09:20
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I rather think that EDIMAN on an Airbus comes into the “what on earth can we do with our fleet” category. I don’t see this as a long term mainline jet route.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 11:12
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There has to be a few environmental eyebrows raised also - on such a short route, good existing train and motorway links.
The fuel used / efficiency on a Airbus versus a small prop when likely to be half empty will be astonishing.
Interesting to see the fare profile on this.
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Old 17th Jun 2021, 11:33
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I would actually take issue re “good motorway links”. I drive regularly from Sussex to Edinburgh and vv and go right past Manchester. The options are either stay on the motorway and go the long way round via Glasgow or go cross country on the A702, neither of which is a great option (and don’t get me started on the A1!)
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 21:08
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TUI @ EDI

TUI to close Edinburgh base after 'difficult decision' during pandemic
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 21:15
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They only had one based a/c. Lost out to Jet2, I guess.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 21:25
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It's a shame to see TUI close the base, my thoughts are with the crew involved.

​​​​​​I think Jet2 will pick up any lost capacity however.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 21:28
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’only had’ might be downplaying this. TUI are now much less likely to return, where they may have expanded when things pick up. They don't normally get fussed by likes of Jet2.
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Old 1st Jul 2021, 21:33
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This is a real shame and they have also closed ABZ so only a limited Scottish presence at GLA. TUI have never really committed to EDI though so I think its probably partially their own doing. Maybe Jet2 will look to grow more significantly to cover the loss of TUI plus some future growth (hopefully).
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Old 4th Jul 2021, 09:40
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TUI will still have flights from EDI but they will not have an aircraft based there.
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Old 5th Jul 2021, 13:41
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Air Canada seen to be back next June using a MAX 8 for Toronto
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 22:21
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was planed to be the the MAX this year. Hopefully see them back in 2022
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