Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic’s first commercial flight was between London LGW and Newark in June 1984. More than 39 years later, the long-haul-only airline is the fourth-largest carrier to serve the UK by Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs) this winter. Only British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet are larger in this sense. According to Planespotters.net, Virgin’s 41-strong fleet averages […]

Tui comes to Teeside

The UK’s 35 busiest airports had 28.5 million two-way passengers in July 2023, according to Civil Aviation Authority statistics. Traffic was 6.4% lower than in 2019, a difference of about two million passengers. Only six of the 35 airports exceeded pre-pandemic figures. The UK’s winning airports The following figure provides the 10 most recovered airports […]

ADB-EDI

SunExpress introduced seasonal flights between Izmir, on Turkiye’s west coast, and Edinburgh on Tuesday 29 August. The 2,990-kilometre service will be maintained weekly until 24 October with the 189-seat 737-800 aircraft. It will compete directly against Jet2.com’s weekly flight. Flight XQ832 departs Izmir at 15:30 local time, arriving in Edinburgh at 18:10 local time. The […]

August 30, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Virgin Atlanitc MCO-EDI

Over half of all passengers flying between Scotland and North America flew indirectly last year, a proportion common in most years. It will not be much different this summer, with Cirium schedules information data indicating that available non-stop seats are still a quarter lower than they were at their peak in S17. In a reversal […]

GLA - BHD

The inaugural easyJet flight on 10 November 1995 was between London LTN and Glasgow GLA in Scotland. Five days later it launched service between Luton and Edinburgh. This highlights the importance of Scotland to easyJet in its early days. Since then both Glasgow GLA and Edinburgh have become bases for the LCC. According to analysis […]

November 15, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

ED S22

Earlier this week Ryanair announced it would be operating its largest ever schedule this summer from Edinburgh and would be basing a record 10 aircraft at the airport. It would also be operating non-stop service to 65 destinations. Of these four are completely new this summer (Bari, Marrakech, Nimes and Santiago de Compostela), while four […]

February 18, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story