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Old 7th Jul 2021, 00:45
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Great news, and this is the first time seeing Air Canada mainline as opposed to Rouge, albeit on a much smaller aircraft. In size terms it's like the DC8-40s they used to send to PIK.....!
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 20:15
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EasyJet add 2 new winter routes:
• 2x weekly ACE (THU/SUN)
• 2x weekly FUE (WED/SAT)

I know these operated briefly for a few flights in W20 but now on sale for next winter.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 20:18
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Upbeat article about potential Ryanair expansion below.

"We are currently in discussions with Gordon [Dewar – Edinburgh Airport chief executive] and his team, which are progressing very well.

"We would certainly hope to be adding new aircraft at Edinburgh over the coming years.

"We’ll be back no doubt very soon to hopefully announce more routes and and frequencies, not just Edinburgh but all of our Scottish airports
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https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.c...ambles-3315751
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 22:26
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Good to see there are positive talks ongoing, with Tallinn going back on sale today for the winter as well.

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Old 11th Aug 2021, 09:34
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Virgin Atlantic to start flights at EDI! New 2x weekly BGI flights start on the 5th of December whilst MCO starts in April 2022 (also 2x weekly).

Fantastic news.
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 11:34
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Great news!! Edinburgh is the place to be
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Wow! great to see a Virgin commitment albeit slightly odd/unpredicted.
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DL/VS consolidation?
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 19:54
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Weren't the EDI locals suggesting VS was a ‘basket case’ would ‘retreat to only LHR’ and will ‘need a bailout’ ?
What’s changed? Apr 22 for a new launch is not that far away with covid….
But nice big headline none-the-less
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 20:16
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A kick in the kahoonas for the west. We’ll done EDI tho, great add. Think GLA may need to relook at their Biz Dev / marketing team and where they go from here and why (EK apart) they continue to fall so far behind.
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 22:15
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You gotta think Emirates are looking at this and thinking did we drop the right Scottish airport? The market has spoken and GLA is nowhere at the minute!
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 22:23
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Glasgow can't compete with Edinburgh anymore. It's peers now are more like LBA and EMA as opposed to EDI or even BRS.

Weak management and a bad political climate is going to make things very difficult for Glasgow (and Aberdeen) going forward. As you say I'm surprised at Emirates. When the likes of UA opened up at EDI the focus went east.
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 22:40
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I think traffic is more two way at Edinburgh.

I flew FR once to and from Gran Canaria, the flight was around around 35% Spanish residents.

Same with Lisbon.

​​​​​​I see air Canada haven't loaded to Glasgow yet but have to Edinburgh on B738, though cheaper Air Transat are doing Glasgow

Time will tell with EK what they do.
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 22:46
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Fantastic news for EDI and congrats to the team there. The limited Florida service from Tui pre pandemic was always full and it always seemed like there was far more scope for additional more regular services to Orlando.

As for GLA I’d be fairly concerned about this if I were them and no amount of tweeting Richard Branson to complain about it will change things (cringe)!
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 22:54
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Have been thinking that too. I appreciate that they have the lounge at GLA but the sunk cost fallacy shouldn't stop them seeing the way the market is going.
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Old 11th Aug 2021, 22:59
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53%:47% inbound:outbound split for international travellers according to this (data a few years old) (https://www.routesonline.com/airport...burgh-airport/) Highest outside London.
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I don't think that the shift of so many routes to Edinburgh is anything to do with the management. EDI is just better located geographically. For much of Glasgow it's as easy, if not easier, to get to EDI than GLA .
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 00:41
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I would agree with you on geography especially for someone like me who is much closer geographically to GLA but at the wrong time of day I'm probably just as quick getting to EDI. The three airports AGS run are stagnant though. Their track record is pretty suspect based on that IMO.

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Old 12th Aug 2021, 18:22
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JFK

Does Edinburgh operate direct flights to JFK ?
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