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Jet2 announces an expansion at Edinburgh Airport

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Jet2 (Jet2.com) (Leeds/Bradford) has announced a major expansion at Edinburgh Airport with 12 new destinations for the summer season of 2016.

The 12 new destinations include Antalya, Crete, Dalaman, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Paphos, Rhodes and Tenerife plus exclusive routes to Kefalonia, Larnaca, Vienna and Zante.

The carrier will start flying to the three new Canary Island destinations in February 2016. The airline will add a fifth based aircraft at EDI, a Boeing 737-800.

Jet2 expansion at EDI

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New route information:


Vienna – twice weekly (Monday & Friday) starting on April 29, 2016.

Canary Islands:

Gran Canaria – weekly (Monday) starting on February 15, 2016.
Lanzarote – twice weekly (Thursday & Sunday) starting on February 14, 2016.
Tenerife – twice weekly (Tuesday & Saturday) starting on February 12, 2016.


Crete (Heraklion) – twice weekly (Monday & Friday) starting on May 27, 2016.
Kefalonia – weekly (Wednesday) starting on May 25, 2016.
Rhodes – weekly (Saturday) starting on June 25, 2016.
Zante –twice weekly (Tuesday & Saturday) starting on May 31, 2016.


Larnaca – weekly (Wednesday) starting on May 25, 2016.
Paphos – weekly (Wednesday) starting on June 22, 2016.


Antalya – weekly (Thursday) starting on June 23, 2016.
Dalaman – weekly (Friday) starting on June 24, 2016.

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-86Q G-GDFZ (msn 30276) in Jet2holidays colors departs from Tenerife Sur.

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United launches Chicago O’Hare-Edinburgh flights

United Airlines (Chicago) yesterday (May 22) began Chicago’s first-ever flights to Edinburgh, Scotland, with summer-season service through October 5, 2014.

The flights will operate five times weekly between May 22 and June 11, daily between June 12 and September 1, and four times weekly between September 2 and October 5 (all dates eastbound).

Flight UA 118 departs Chicago O’Hare International Airport at 6 p.m. (1800), arriving at Edinburgh Airport at 7:45 a.m. (0745) the following day (all times local). On the return, flight UA 119 departs Edinburgh at 10:25 a.m. (1025), arriving in Chicago at 1 p.m. (1300) the same day. Flight times are seven hours, 45 minutes eastbound and eight hours, 35 minutes westbound.

United will operate the service with Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 seats in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats.

United has been serving Scotland since 1998. In addition to the Edinburgh-Chicago service, the airline operates year-round nonstop service from both Edinburgh and Glasgow to its Newark Liberty International Airport hub.

United Airlines is O’Hare International Airport’s largest airline. United and the United Express carriers operate more than 580 daily flights out of O’Hare. The airline offers more than 50 daily nonstop flights to nearly 40 international destinations in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.

O’Hare International Airport, the fifth-busiest airport in the world, is United’s hometown hub, with corporate headquarters in Chicago’s Willis Tower.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-222 N502UA (msn 24623) departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

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US Airways to operate seasonal Philadelphia-Edinburgh flights

US Airways (Phoenix) will offer new nonstop daily service from the airline’s international gateway at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh.  For the first time, the airline will operate flights to and from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 176-seat dual-class Boeing 757-200 aircraft between May 23, 2014 and October 1, 2014. 

The flight schedule is as follows:

Flight # Origin Destination Dep. Time

Arrival Time

Start Date End Date
784 PHL EDI 8:50 p.m.

8:40 a.m.*

May 23, 2014 Sept. 30, 2014
785 EDI PHL 10:50.a.m.

1:35 p.m.

May 24, 2014 Oct. 1, 2014

*Flight arrives the following day.

With the new service, US Airways will operate 472 weekday departures and serve 118 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean from Philadelphia International Airport.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-2B7 N200UU (msn 27809) taxies to the runway at the Charlotte hub.

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easyJet announces 10 new routes

EasyJet (UK) (easyJet.com) (London-Luton) has announced 10 new routes which will launch as part of its summer 2014 schedule.

The new routes will operate from its London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Belfast bases to destinations across the UK and Europe.

There are four new additions to London Gatwick’s schedule with Jersey, Paris, and Newcastle strengthening easyJet’s unrivalled business network out of the airport. Important connections between London and Newcastle will be provided through new 6 per week services. Flights to Brittany, a region of France popular with British holidaymakers, will also add to the airline’s comprehensive range of leisure destinations.

Further choice is also being offered from Belfast International Airport with affordable flights to Bordeaux and Jersey. There are also four new routes launching in Scotland which will provide sun seekers with even more choice for travel further afield to both Heraklion and Bodrum from Edinburgh Airport or the option to fly to Split and Kos from Glasgow International Airport.

The ten new 2014 routes on sale now include:

  • London Gatwick to Newcastle – flying year round, six days a week from £35.49*
  • London Gatwick to Brittany – flying summer 2014, three days a week from £35.49*
  • London Gatwick to Paris – flying year round, seven days a week from £35.49*
  • London Gatwick to Jersey – flying year round, seven days a week from £33.49*
  • Belfast International to Bordeaux – flying summer 2014, once a week from £33.49*
  • Belfast International to Jersey – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £25.49*
  • Edinburgh to Heraklion – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £37.49*
  • Edinburgh to Bodrum – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £37.49*
  • Glasgow International to Split – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £35.49*
  • Glasgow international to Kos – flying summer 2014, twice a week from £37.49*

Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-111 G-EZGL (msn 4744) lands at EuroAirport serving Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg.

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Ryanair to grow in Scotland next summer after reaching an agreement with Edinburgh Airport’s new owners

Ryanair (Dublin) today announced a new summer build-up in Scotland:

Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (December 4) announced significant summer 2013 growth in Scotland, with 38 routes (6 new) at Edinburgh and 27 routes (2 new) at Glasgow Prestwick, which will deliver a combined total of over 3 million passengers and sustain over 3,000 “on site jobs” at both Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick airports.

Ryanair cut its winter 2012 schedule at Edinburgh following the breakdown of cost negotiations with the previous owners of Edinburgh, the BAA. After reaching agreement with Edinburgh Airport’s new owners, Global Infrastructure Partners, Ryanair will now grow again at Edinburgh as follows:
  • 38 routes (up 11%).
  • 6 new routes to/from Bologna, Beziers, Cagliari, Corfu, Katowice & Santander
  • Increased frequencies on 5 other routes
  • From 232 to 246 weekly flights (up 5%).
  • From 1.6m to 1.8m pax p.a (up 11%).
  • 1,800 jobs at Edinburgh Airport.
Ryanair will also grow at Glasgow Prestwick as follows:
  • 27 routes (up 7%).
  • 2 new routes to/from Rzeszow & Warsaw Modlin
  • Increased frequencies on 4 other routes
  • From 86 to 95 weekly flights (up 10%).
  • From 1.2m to 1.4m pax p.a (up 6%).
  • 1,400 jobs at Edinburgh Airport.

Copyright Photo: Guillaume Besnard. A dramatic close-up of Boeing 737-8AS EI-DAN (msn 33549) departing from Barcelona.

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