Ryanair postpones Edinburgh base opening - Edinburgh Airport News

Airport news for Edinburgh on 11/09/2008.

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The opening has been changed from the planned date of 23 September to 5 November, due to a strike at the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing. The company is not able to deliver the new aircraft Ryanair requires to operate the new flights originating from Edinburgh.

The deputy chief executive of Ryanair, Michael Cawley, announcement on Wednesday, with disappointment: “We sincerely regret the postponement of the opening of our Edinburgh base but unfortunately the two new aircraft, which we had reserved for this purpose, are now indefinitely delayed due to a strike by Boeing employees. However, due to increased aircraft availability in our fleet from early November we will be able to operate these exciting new Edinburgh routes from 5th November.”

He went on to say that customers who had purchased tickets and were booked on flights during the six week period of delay will receive refunds during the coming week. “We sincerely apologise to all our passengers for the inconvenience caused by this forced change to our schedule. However, we look forward to seeing our Edinburgh passengers on board our state of the art aircraft from 05-Nov”.

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