O Canada! Two more WestJet routes added from Edinburgh WestJet is making Edinburgh Airport its home in Scotland as it introduces another two routes to its operations from the Scottish capital. The airline will add Toronto and Halifax to its existing Calgary route, ensuring easy access to a range of Canadian destinations thanks to onward connection possibilities. It’s the first time Edinburgh has had a direct flight to Halifax. The additional Canadian flights will see Edinburgh Airport accommodate more flights to North America than ever before as it continues to expand its transatlantic opportunities. The flights are scheduled to operate as follows: Route Days Flight times Dates YYC-EDI (Calgary) Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 1815-0910 12...
New flights to New York with JetBlue from Edinburgh Edinburgh Airport will welcome JetBlue to Scotland in 2024 as the airline launches its first ever Scottish route to New York. The airline will run a summer service from EDI to New York JFK from May to September 2024, marking the first time it has ever operated in Scotland. Flights will depart daily on an Airbus A321neo, giving passengers even more opportunity to see the bright lights of the Big Apple. The addition of this route further enhances connectivity to North America out of Scotland’s busiest airport after a strong 2023 where transatlantic capacity was up 51 per cent on 2019 levels. Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “It’s always a big moment when we...
Electric vehicle chargers installed at Edinburgh Airport Dozens of new electric vehicle charging points are now open to passengers, enhancing the provision for sustainable transport to and from Edinburgh Airport. A total of 40 EV chargers are available across three of the airport's car parks, providing a convenient option to drivers who want to charge their electric vehicles either before or after their flight. These chargers were installed as part of Edinburgh Airport's Low Carbon Energy Project which will also see a solar farm installed on the airfield, in turn helping work towards the airport's commitment to achieving net zero emissions. Five chargers have been introduced to the FastPark valet parking option where passengers can...
Edinburgh Pickup & Dropoff zone to reopen following £1.6million transformation Edinburgh Airport’s charged Pickup & Dropoff zone will reopen to passengers following a £1.6million project to transform the facility. The facility has been upgraded with the whole ground floor of the multi-storey car park transformed to include a new one-way system spread across four lanes, providing a streamlined process with more space. Digital signage and new walkways, crossings and lighting have also been designed to deliver a brighter, more modern facility. This will fully open to passengers on Friday, June 30 with the pick-up zone returning there after being temporarily located in the Terminal car park since January. From Monday, July 17 the cost of...
From the Great Hall to the Great Wall Edinburgh Airport has reconnected with Beijing as Hainan Airlines resumes its service between the capitals of Scotland and China. The service – Scotland’s only direct service to China - will operate twice weekly, departing Edinburgh on Mondays and Fridays from 26 June to 6 October. It will operate on an Airbus A330. Service Flight number Time PEK - EDI HU407 0240 - 0630 EDI - PEK HU408 1200 - 0510 Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “We’re excited to be reconnecting Scotland and China and deliver yet more destination and experience choices for our passengers. “Our countries are both steeped in history and heritage, and this Hainan Airlines service will make it easier...
Edinburgh to Atlanta route begins The highly anticipated Edinburgh to Atlanta service with Delta Air Lines has launched as Inbound and outbound transatlantic tourism continues to rebound. The route reconnects Scotland and the state of Georgia for the first time since 2007, offering direct connections to the Peach State and beyond thanks to Delta’s connectivity options at its hub airport. The service was initially due to operate five times per week but was increased to daily due to the strong demand from both sides of the Atlantic. Transatlantic capacity at Edinburgh Airport is currently set to be 149% of 2019 levels, demonstrating the continued interest in Scotland and its capital city. The inaugural flight landed at Edinburgh this...
Two further airlines to provide Twilight bag drop at Edinburgh Airport Four airlines are now offering passengers the opportunity to drop their bags the day before their flight at Edinburgh Airport. British Airways and Ryanair are the two latest airlines to offer the Twilight Bag Drop service. Jet2.com and easyJet also offer this free service to passengers. It means passengers on early morning flights can come to the airport the night before to check in bags, allowing them to head straight to security on the day of travel. The different airlines will operate slightly different bag drop times: Airline Days offered Hours of operation Departure time Ryanair Monday - Sunday 17:00 - 21:00 Before 08:00 British Airways Monday - Friday...
Beijing bound as direct flights to China return to Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh Airport will welcome the return of a direct service to Beijing this summer as Hainan Airlines touches down in Scotland. The airline will operate flights twice-weekly between Scotland’s busiest airport and the Chinese capital from June 26 until October 8. This will be the only direct flight connecting Scotland and China when it begins operating next month. Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “The return of direct flights to Beijing is fantastic news as we gear up for a hugely exciting summer, and is further evidence of the strong recovery we’re seeing here at Edinburgh. “This service will be the only one operating between Scotland...
Edinburgh Airport response to Unite media release on strike ballot Unite issued a media release on May 3, 2023 outlining their intention to ballot Edinburgh Airport workers on strike action. This follows the rejection of a pay offer comprising an 11% pay rise and £1,000 cost of living payment put forward by the airport - an offer the union asked for. Our response to the claims made in this release can be found below. A spokesman for Edinburgh Airport said: “It's disappointing that we are in this situation despite meeting the request of our unions - an 11% pay rise along with a £1,000 cost of living payment. We believe this is a fair and competitive offer and one that was asked for by both of our recognised unions through our collective...

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