I wonder why Air Canada Rouge started GLA after EDI rather than just expand there if its the bigger catch? The VFR historical links are literally a dying breed for Scotland /Canada links so im not buying that as the only ties. WestJet have investigated further routes at GLA and EDI but never any com...Jump to post
Flybe pretty scathing report on their relationship with EDI management 'appalling' Not the first time that concern has been raised.
Worrying when such a big UK customer offering potential expansion
https://www.scotsman.com/news/flybe-chi ... -1-4814687
interesting, especially for the more regional QR routes eg in UK. The oneworld card holders will drop QR like a stone and shift back to BA via LHR. A lot of usual QR bluster I would imagine...Jump to post
xijiayu wrote:With EDI continue to grow at nearly 10% annually, the gap between the two largest airports in Scotland is widening.
Loganair Leased 1-11
https://m.planespotters.net/photo/24245 ... one-eleven
The proportion of 'outbound leisure' has been always higher from GLA. These are essentially charter-esque type flights filled with Virgin Holidays customers. They number of inbound scheduled passengers with connections etc has slowly increased over the years. Previously 747 facilities were better at...Jump to post
i dont think a small number of xmas charters will dictate the future fleet plans and so if they opted for 737-10 or A321 high capacity that neither could make over the Atlantic, im sure the xmas charters would just get quietly dropped. Their bulk income comes from high frequency pseudo charter Jet2 ...Jump to post
Surprised they didnt start from YYZ. Something more modern for those still suffering the ageing A310's! Home base is YUL, likely all the support for the new aircraft will be there until more arrive and they can distribute support across the other main bases YYZ & YVR. Not to mention YUL had 5 o...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Perhaps the lead-in time from the announcement of the service was a bit too short
Presumably service could affect the Hainan service for east/far east connections? Though not sure how many Chinese tourists transit through ME3 hubsJump to post
Still not clear why reduction so early in a routes launchJump to post
Ive a feeling it will be something and nothing. eg tge BA Crest and white colour tone change or a subtle font change.
Wasnt the interchangeability more about core structural components eg specific model type/engine choice etc rather than the easily moveable interior configs?
Still not convinced of 'London Southend' most domestic travellers dont buy it either. Its a small catchment niche route and was never going to 'set the heather alight'. Wish id placed that bet now...Jump to post
Im sure someone told me or I read somewhere that the North American 'hey day' of daily Scotland AC 747s/ Tristars, NW DC-10' AA 767/UA 767s, BA Tristars- the actual market /seat offering /capacity and take-up now compared to then is not hugely increased suggesting a rather finite market. Even recent...Jump to post
LAX SFO and LAS need huge volumes and longer range widebodies, the economics of which are not favourable in this scenario especially not daily. None of the current East coast mainline flights for connections run full even in high summer suggesting the demand for those routes just isnt there (or need...Jump to post
If all due to pilot shortages (which is not really a new issue since launch of this particular service), its interesting to see why they choose to cut this new launch route (against significant compeition in a new market), rather than ease services established and maintained with multiple frequencie...Jump to post
Not been heavily advertised, effects of EY withdrawal unknown, strategic planning around A380 routes - EDI will do fine once embedded in. Though several colleagues knew nothing about route launch (which was announced over 5 months ago). It is interesting however the ridiculously cheap fares and AirM...Jump to post
Should American opt to run a significant A321neo operation from Philadelphia, I think PHL-BRU/EDI/BHX/KEF would make sense. The EDI spotters are convinced JFK-EDI is switching (or in addition )to PHL-EDI. Im sure PHL-EDI was tried once and scrapped. BHX always seems a bit of a dead duck on transatl...Jump to post
is it true that a 20 year old A319 had the same fuel burn as a 5 year old? I thought there had been incremental improvements in various aspects of engine build and aircraft build/component and weight over a 15 year period?Jump to post
Seems GLA Delta being downgraded for S19 to domestic 757 with no lieflat biz class. Thats a disappointment as its the best 757 biz class on the market (compare with UA/AA). Think some other routes get these too? Don't they also send 757s to GLA? UA, DL and AA all use the same exact B/E Diamond off-...Jump to post
Rich Chinese are not those profitably filling large Y cabins on increasing UK multi point frequencies, although 'rich' may be all relative...Jump to post
BA is non plussed because they know this is low yielding and the bubble will burst... would be my guessJump to post
richcandy wrote:Is a Aer Lingus DUB-SIN service ever likely to happen?
I think there were multiple FI 757s on the ground in GLA during the last major Icelandic volcanic eruption . Credit to original photographer
as much as having a 4 class ex-SQ seating layout sounds great, I just wonder how long in 'pristine' condition it will last. Who is going to repair super expensive first class suites? Might be hard to source spares and there could be ductape eventually. I suppose on time it could be refitted to 2 cla...Jump to post
I presume no chance of aircraft upguages on any of the EDI UA or AA routes? Less likely on now single daily EWR given the pax shift to new IAD. AA JFK probably still not running anywhere near full (suspect DL outperforms) so doubt we'd see a up to an AA 763. Not sure they do a lot of small market in...Jump to post