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It’s a miracle! BA 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.


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)

  • Paul says:

    Hideous timings requiring hotel room to be booked from previous day and for extra night unless you wish to be waiting from noon the day before.
    That said it is welcome that they are finally operating from a point other than London though not sure this will remove the London Airways tag
    BA more than ever becoming a leisure operator outside of fortress Heathrow.

  • Worzel says:

    Perhaps this is an indication as to how tight things are?

    As for the grub:

    Our last BA flights were this summer- LHR to Agadir rtn in economy(morning out, afternoon in) = Brie and Jam croissant out & Falafel wrap in-can’t be any worse!

  • TT says:

    BA did have a regional departure from EMA to TFS a couple of years ago. I think they were just filling space on a charter.

  • Adam says:

    Isn’t SIN-SYD technically a BA flight with a non-London origin or destination?

    • Alice says:

      SIN-SYD is the same flight number as the LHR-SIN section though. It’s technically the same flight, just with a stop along the way.

  • Scott says:

    I’d rather pay to fly on another airline than use miles & go at those times.

  • James67 says:

    Perhaps it’s a viability experiment. If it is viable then we may see more such flights where BA have aircraft parked overnight outside LHR.

  • Johnny5a says:

    could be a sign of things to come, utilisation of equipment.

  • Richie says:

    I think you guys are overlooking something. This flight would be perfect for young people wanting a few days out in Ibiza to party. You could get out after work on a Thursday , on an airline that gives out free vodka!, drinking 6 on easy jet will set you back a fair bit!! and when you arrive there is still 5h partying left. Have a couple of days running round San Antonio paying 60euro to get in each club and snorting more coke than even colonel gaddafi ever could. Catch a couple of stds ,
    and you don’t even need a hotel room for the last night. You can check out at 12 , leave the bags at the hotel , hit the beach for a few hours, 6pm Go down bar street . And turn up at the airport at 2.45am smelling of vomit.