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It’s a miracle! British Airways launches a regional flight – from Edinburgh to Ibiza

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I must admit, I did a major double-take when I received this press release!  It is true, however.

British Airways – the airline that does not run a single flight with a non-London origin or destination – is launching an Edinburgh to Ibiza service for the Summer.

Ibiza Torre del Mar pool

When you look at the flight times, which are shocking, you will see how they are doing it.

Outbound (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) it will depart Edinburgh at 22.35, arriving in Ibiza at 02.35.

It will then turnaround, so the inbound will run Thursday, Saturday and Monday, leaving Ibiza at 03.35 and arriving at Edinburgh at 05.40.

The planes which makes the last trip to Edinburgh in the evening (and the first flight to London in the morning) will therefore be going on a little diversion instead of sitting on the tarmac.

Let’s hope the cleaners have time to get to it before the first of the business travellers get on board …..!

The first flight is on 23rd May and the service will run through to 8th September.  Club Europe seats are available, and frankly you may be glad of one.  No idea what the on-board meal service is for 03.35 departures!


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Comments (22)

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  • Speedbird_ABZ says:

    They do weekend charters from Aberdeen to Barcelona and Palma using the LCY Embraers, so you can’t book through BA. I think it’s Barrhead Travel who charter them for cruise departures etc.

  • Mark R says:

    Surely BA holidays will do some kind of package that means you get a room in Ibiza until you are due to go the Airport. Having looked at the schedule it looks likely that as Edi has two night stopping a/c from LHR and one from LGW that the first inbound LHR will be used and this a/c will most likely form the second morning flight to LHR to allow for delays. I guess that’s one of the reasons Edi was chosen. If it comprimises the domestic schedule it won’t last long.

    I could see it working better throughout out the country on a fri/sat night when the first domestic flight in the morning is circa 0800. Interesting to see how this works out.

    ps the only time to arrive in Ibiza is early morning !

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