My apologies witchdoctor!
With regards to Ryanair, starting flights to Barcelona/Gerona, would this not cause over capacity considering easy also operate to BCN?
NCL needs more links to Europe, particularly FRA, MIL, ROM, GVA, STO etc, though I'm sure the airport authority would prefer the actual airports at these cities, not secondary airfields miles outside the city. Having said that any expansion is good news, better than the quiet days, as you say bmibaby.com!
A final thought has any airline ever considered a direct NCL-ATH route? Could be a money spinner, considering the large Greek community, who pay high fares via LHR etc.....