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Old 12th Aug 2021, 18:58
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Delta did and are due back next summer.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 19:46
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Potentially not so good news for a new potential access road to the airport.

Controversial new access route plans for Edinburgh Airport set to be refused by city council

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.c...ouncil-3344333

In January, Edinburgh Airport applied to Edinburgh City Council’s planning department for permission to construct a new access road and ‘active travel route’ running north-west to south-east between terminal one and the Gogar Roundabout on the A8 dual carriageway.

The current access road to the airport is in poor condition, and pre-pandemic the route was frequently congested with heavy traffic at peak times.

First discussed several years ago, the proposed new road was intended to to reduce congestion on the current airport road and be fully “accessible to general traffic”.

A planning statement, submitted by George Street-based planning consultants, Lichfields, reads: “This preferred alignment removes the need for a substantial amount of dual carriageway road and is significantly less environmentally sensitive as a result of both this reduced carriageway size requirement and location away from the site’s most sensitive receptors – Gogar Burn, Gogar Mains and Gogar Castle.

“Under this option only the small section of road from the southern junction where a connection would be made for International Business Gateway (IBG) traffic would need to be dualled (approximately 0.25km).

“A further advantage of splitting the airport traffic from IBG traffic earlier is that the road to the airport will require less junctions and bus stops and therefore the journey times to the Eastern Terminus will be as short as possible for public and private transport.

“This is important if users are to be persuaded that it is worthwhile taking this route to the airport rather than continuing to use Eastfield Road.”

However, the plans split public opinion, with the council receiving 57 objections and 74 letters of support from Edinburgh residents.

Objections have focussed largely on the environmental impact – with air quality in the vicinity of the route a major concern for objectors – while supporters say the road will reduce congestion and ease commuting for airport workers.

Now, planners are set to reject the proposals as council mandarins say they conflict with the local authority’s plans for a Gogar link road – despite the council’s local development plans being supportive of another airport access route.

A report, sent to councillors head of a crunch meeting of the development management committee on Wednesday August 18, reads: “The principle of a new access road serving the airport is supported by the local development plan (LDP).

“However, this route is intended to be multi-purpose and support the long-term sustainable development of West Edinburgh.

“The proposed route is not consistent with the West Edinburgh Strategic Design Framework (WESDF) and LDP Proposal T9, which safeguards the Gogar Link Road, a route which was subject to comprehensive analysis as part of WETA (West Edinburgh Transport Appraisal) Refresh Study 2016.

“The proposal would not achieve coordinated development, the route alignment would be prejudicial to the delivery of the Gogar Link Road and potentially require the delivery of a second route to achieve the objectives of the LDP.”
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Old 16th Aug 2021, 17:36
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EasyJet are to make GIB year round, 2x weekly flights available this winter. Same for Vueling and their BCN route which will also be 2x weekly this winter.
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Old 26th Aug 2021, 13:02
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I see that there's a Norwegian flight en route from CPN just now. I had almost forgotten that the airline still existed!
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Old 26th Aug 2021, 14:22
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I had no idea Norwegian flew to EDI from Papa New Guinea............
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Old 26th Aug 2021, 15:19
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Oops!.Corrected
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Old 30th Aug 2021, 13:39
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Nice to see Brussels airline back several times a week in A320.

Turkish continue using A321, as do Lufthansa on the later rotation.

Hopefully normality
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 13:04
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Hearing rumours of Westjet to YYZ from EDI 3x per week from June 2022 on the 737M8
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 13:41
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It has been confirmed, will operate inbound on TUE, THU and SAT on B737 Max 8.

Therefore YYZ increases from 4x weekly Rouge B763 pre-covid to 7x weekly AC MAX8 and 3x weekly WestJet MAX8 next summer.
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Old 31st Aug 2021, 15:14
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Looking at their website, Qatar are restoring the Saturday flight from this week.
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Old 7th Sep 2021, 12:00
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...e_iOSApp_Other
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 11:05
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What's the
Kuwait flight approaching just now? Some Sheiks visiting their Highland Estates?
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 11:24
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Kuwait airways operate a student charter from Guangzhou to Edinburgh via Kuwait on an A330-800.

Source @SPD_travels twitter
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Old 13th Sep 2021, 17:49
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That'll be a rare catch for the plane spotters.
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Old 21st Sep 2021, 15:58
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We arrived at EDI from Heathrow at 20:00 last night and not for the first time, there were no taxis at the rank. I would hate to be a first time user at EDI because at least, as locals, we knew how to whistle up a taxi but some people looked totally bewildered. We gave a few of them a local cab firm number to help out. It's a disgrace.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 10:24
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DL to BOS back on for 2022 using a 763 I hear.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 17:10
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Good stuff. Looks like JFK will be on a 763 too which is a good upgrade. With AA sending a 788 to PHL, it looks like we'll be seeing a few more US wudebodies next year all going well.
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Old 27th Sep 2021, 21:16
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I notice (I may have missed it earlier ) that there are now two early flights to LCY, so business traffic must be recovering.
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Old 28th Sep 2021, 09:09
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That's going to be an interesting route to watch. With all the predictions about the end of office life due to a shift to home working and online meetings, then the LCY route will be particularly badly effected.
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Old 1st Oct 2021, 10:40
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FR add:

BVA at 3 per week
PMO at 2 per week
MAD at 3 per week

All from November.
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