Pegasus Airlines commenced operations between Istanbul SAW and Edinburgh on Thursday 27 June. The 2,900-kilometre service will run 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Saturdays, with the carrier’s Airbus A320-family fleet. No other airline maintains flights between the two cities, which are now linked for the first time. Flight PC1187 departs Istanbul SAW at 11:25 local time, […]

July 3, 2024 | Latest Route News +


WestJet inaugurated seasonal operations between Halifax and Edinburgh on Thursday 20 June. The 4,300-kilometre service will be maintained 3-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Halifax, with the 174-seat 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition between the two cities. The route will be maintained until 13 October. Flight WS46 departs Halifax at […]

June 28, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Edinburgh ended 2023 with about 14.4 million passengers, making it the UK’s sixth-busiest airport. While traffic was -2.3% below that of 2019, it was much better recovered than UK airports generally (-8.4%). Edinburgh has gained nine airlines since 2021 Examining Cirium schedules data shows that the Scottish capital has welcomed the following carriers since 2021, […]

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, 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 […]


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’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 […]


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