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2008-11-06 06:00:13

Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair has launched its 27th base at Edinburgh Airport in the UK. Ryanair will base two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, worth $140 million, to serve 23 routes to and from Edinburgh. Lesley Kane, head of sales and marketing for Europe at Ryanair, said: "The base launch will see 11 new routes on offer from Edinburgh Airport adding to the existing eight routes already in operation. Along with these 19 routes we have recently announced two ski destinations to...

2008-10-03 18:00:08

By Sandra Dick LIFE is full of firsts: that first day at school, first kiss which may or may not be before first love, first job and the first letter from the bank saying you're overdrawn and that'll be GBP 30, please. Some firsts, of course, are more memorable than others - even now, four decades on, I still have flashes of my first proper holiday with my folks. Sadly, it revolves around being yelled at by a grumpy zookeeper and the frightened tears that followed. Well, I was just...

2008-09-29 09:00:36

By IAN SWANSON Scottish EDINBURGH Airport bosses have been urged to bring in lower noise limits for planes after a system of fines helped cut the racket endured by people living near the flightpath. Airlines currently face having to pay up to GBP 2000 if they breach noise thresholds while landing or taking off at Edinburgh Airport. The technique pilots use, particularly when taking off, can make a big difference to noise levels - just like revving up a car engine. In the 12 months...

2008-09-29 09:00:36

By Andrew Picken IF the mantra of a certain fading Australian soap opera is to be believed, everybody needs good neighbours. Try telling that to Edinburgh Airport and the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, though. The two sides have been at loggerheads for years - an Edinburgh institution, worth more than GBP 100 million a year to the Lothians economy, against a rapidly expanding transport link worth treble that to Scotland. They are both land-hungry enterprises, but...

2008-09-24 12:00:23

By Michael Blackley SEVERAL flights that operate from Edinburgh Airport risk being cut in the event of HBoS's head office being moved out of the Capital, business leaders warned today. Thousands of bank staff travelling to and from the HQ sustain some of the flights in and out of Edinburgh and help support the current level of London services. One of the main routes understood to be reliant on HBoS is the BMI service from Edinburgh to Leeds-Bradford, the closest airport to the former...

2008-09-23 12:00:34

BUDGET airline Jet2.com has announced three new flights to Europe from Edinburgh Airport. Links to Ibiza, Menorca and Venice will begin next summer, meaning the airline will fly to 11 destinations from the Capital. Philip Meeson, of Jet2.com, said: "The addition of these three exciting new routes means we have something for everyone in the Edinburgh area. "As an airline, we are constantly seeking to improve and broaden the region's access to fantastic destinations, and I feel the...

2008-09-19 12:00:24

By Andrew Picken SHOWGROUND chiefs have hit out at Edinburgh Airport after spending more than GBP 1 million on plans to develop a new 10,000- seater indoor sports arena, only for the scheme to be left in tatters. Airport operator BAA had told Ingliston bosses they needed to move to a new site on the other side of the A8 by 2013 in order to accommodate its expansion plans. The Royal Highland Agricultural Society for Scotland (RHASS) had started planning for the move to Norton Park,...

2008-09-19 06:00:22

By Brian Ferguson THE Royal Highland Show's relocation has been left in limbo after the owners of Edinburgh Airport shelved plans to expand on to a third of the Ingliston site until at least 2020. BAA has called off talks over the plan months after being told it would cost the company GBP 350 million to pay for the showground's relocation. It claims it would have been forced to double landing charges. The company has been forced to redesign its expansion, including extra airfield...


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