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Old 10th Aug 2016, 08:41
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If these rumours are true it'll be a game changer for Jet2 entering the SE market and offer an alternative to FR/EZY.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 09:01
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Does anybody know how full STN is for based overnight stands inc remotes?
Given that Jet2 couldn't get into LGW or LTN simply because they are at capacity I wonder if they could have considered SEN as an alternative.
We will have to wait and see how many are based, guess they will be will sun routes only but you never know.
BHX now STN interesting!
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 09:53
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Would have thought SEN was a no go due to aircraft size
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 10:48
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Both FR and EZY base fewer aircraft at STN overnight now than in the past.

FR now fly far more overseas based aircraft into STN and EZY have reduced their network significantly over the years (just 7 aircraft now - was 14/15 at one time).

The only time they may have to do more remote parking is when TCX/MT have their extra aircraft over the summer holidays.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 11:15
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Not forgetting that SEN's opening hours aren't exactly flexible for late arrivals.

Be interesting how many aircraft they'll base and where they'll operate to. Can't think of any major gaps in STN's current offering, this is of course if/when it happens.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 12:54
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The B738 cannot operate efficiently from SEN so that would rule them out I should imagine.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 13:50
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I see Air Asia are returning to Europe with Barcelona as their first destination, starting in October. I wonder if London is under consideration, and whether STN may benefit?
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 14:15
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I think LGW will get that one myself but would be good to see them back at STN.
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 16:54
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Old 10th Aug 2016, 20:14
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Only considered SEN as half the Jet2 fleet is 737-300 series.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 08:53
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In terms of Jet2 routes it would be nice to see some completion on popular destinations from STN.

Jet2 current fly regularly to Barcelona and Reus from just about all of their current uk airports and the option to fly there with a carrier other than Ryanair should bring some much needed route competition. Luton/Gatwick/Heathrow all have multiple carries to BCN
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 09:21
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Any route competition with Ryanair will be good for the passenger but Ryanair has very deep pockets to see off that competition so I can't see Jet2 taking them on.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 09:32
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whitelighter - I couldn't agree more.

If you look at maybe ALC, FAO, LPA, REU... bar maybe 1 or 2x flights a week, FR is the only carrier. MAH is still only served by TOM and MT to date, HER only by TOM (though FR do go to CHQ).

Even some of the smaller regional airports like BHX, EMA, LBA and NCL have at least 3 or 4 carriers on most of these routes, and as for MAN... There's undoubtedly room for another carrier at STN and LS seem the least phased by competition from FR.

The popular sun destinations ie Mainland Spain, Balearics, Canaries and Portugal would be a given I'm sure. Would be nice to see them have a go at some of the city routes too, though perhaps would be a much braver move?

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Old 11th Aug 2016, 13:16
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Jet2 flying to the Med and Canaries from STN would certainly be a good development for the customer, Ryanair are overdue a bit of competition.
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Old 11th Aug 2016, 17:15
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Jet2 are not stupid, they won't go up against Ryanair in it's own back yard on routes where they don't have a starting allocation of "protected" traffic courtesy of Jet2 holidays.

They also have little brand awareness in London so I can't see them being positioned to compete in the London-Barcelona market for a while unless, again, they can deliver a strong city breaks programme through Jet 2 holidays.

I think the competition they bring to the market will be as much with Thomas Cook and Thomson as with Ryanair. Overall therefore I think they will be a good fit for Stansted.
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 08:49
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Ryanair to add 2x weekly Stansted - Agadir from November.

They will also now continue with Pescara 5x weekly over the winter and may also reopen Alghero from as early as November should an agreement be made regarding their Alghero base.

And before anyone mentions the previously announced Brexit cuts... there are still a number of reductions with GOT, GLA and EDI now seeing some quite significant frequency reductions over the winter.
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 12:21
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Has this been mentioned previously?


NEW ROUTE: British Airways has announced a new route from London Stansted to the French Alps. The twice-weekly service to Chambery will start in December
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 13:51
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Ryanair to add 2x weekly Stansted - Agadir from November.
So much for the Ryanair bullsh!t about cutting back on UK expansion.
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 17:16
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I think you are bring a bit harsh there LTNman. Practically all the new routes will be operated by non-UK based aircraft and there will be a considerable reduction scheduled for Stansted. if you read the statement it said that UK based expansion would not happen and be replaced by expansion in continental Europe.
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Old 18th Aug 2016, 19:57
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Can the E190 make it to say Tenerife? Winter sun routes like the canaries could be a winner especially with a Club Europe cabin. Some pretty rich folk in Essex and Herts who would pick this over Ryanair.
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