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Old 20th Nov 2007, 12:33
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Originally Posted by airhumberside View Post
Are these press confrences going to be like the ones in Bratislava and Krakow last week, or new route anouncements?
Well... yes indeed. "Much ado about nothing", starring MOL, the show played once again. To my mind it's about time to tell something new, many would appreciate this.
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 12:47
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Living in Leicester/Porto, I would be more than happy for an EMA-OPO route. I'm backwards and forwards every couple of weeks.
To get the chance to get away from the mad house that is now STN (I remember it in the good 'ole days when Air UK were the major force there) and the pain of the A14 would be great.
With less time, less fuel and no car parking costs (thanks Mrs. F) I would gladly pay a little more than the average out of STN too.
Here's dreaming
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 21:56
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Ryanair are famous for not paying for what they don't need (and often not paying for things they do need!) but why, in GRO, do they get prime spots on the apron?

I have been to GRO 4 times in the last two years on the BLK-GRO service and every time I have noticed that at least 5 FR a/c were taking the main stands on the apron and airlines such as MYT, TOM and Spanair are having to park on the other stands.

I know FR are based there but so are Spanair and they don't seem to get the 'FR treatment' and I'm guessing they are probably paying more than FR!

Does this happen at other bases? Does FR take better spots than the other airlines who are more likely to pay more?

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Old 26th Nov 2007, 18:48
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MOL interview:
‘Frankly, we'd welcome higher oil prices. It would put a lot of flaky carriers out of business’
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 19:30
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well its true
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 14:16
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Another Wednesday gone without any new aircraft deploymnet announcemnets. They usually announce plenty of new routes at this stage and MOL said about a month ago they would announce 1 or 2 bases within a few weeks.

Perhaps he is still trying to thrash out a deal with Malpensa. It wont be Riga or Bratislava or Porto I dont think as he wouldnt have gone there on PR trips recently if he was going to be back to announce a base.

How many free aircraft still for this winter?
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 03:36
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Just a thought, but with Eastern Euro bases, why dont they fly to Moscow. In fact why is it so difficult to fly to Moscow?
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 07:57
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why is it so difficult to fly to Moscow?
Due to lack of the Open Skies. Russia has not been eager to sign any agreement with the EU, so only selected carriers can explore this market, Ryanair can't. Unless they choose to try St. Petersburg West (EFLP) of course. Yet, it didn't warm them up.

EFLP is Lappeenranta in eastern Finland, the closest EU airport to St. Petersburg, two hours bus drive from the center of this famous city. It could lure thousands of Russians and serve as a gate to the West for them as well as give EU citizens access to Northern Russia. It would require however more than just flights to EFLP, e.g. frequent shuttle busses between St. Petersburg and Lappeenranta. Too difficult? Some years ago there were some short negotiations between Finnish Aviation authorities and FR, but Ryanair has been very sceptical about Russia's potential at the time. A success in Poland and other Eastern European countries could influence their stands, however. I was very surprised after being able to see tens of Russian cars at Tampere Airport. Many Russians drive there from St. Petersburg, some 460 kilometers(!), to be able to continue with Ryanair to London or Germany. Driving to Lappeenranta only they'd have 60% less distance to make. If MOL wanted to fill his planes somewhat better...
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 10:39
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St Petersberg (West)!!

Ryanair do something similar for Vienna (East). They fly to Bratislava and have a bus for about 8 Euros to Vienna. So it can be done. The big possible problem could be the boarder control between Finland (EU land) and Russia.
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 11:51
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Were does the whole dig at Ryanair names come from?

Brussels South is not a Ryanair invented name - it is of the airport's own choosing.

I only found out recently that Antwerp renamed them selves Brussels North as of January 07.
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 13:07
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Brussels North...are you sure?

...sounds more like a piss-take to me.
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 13:35
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Yes it's true. Antwerp airport is also (officially) know as Brussels North.
Antwerp airport is nearer Brussels that Charleroi airport, as a matter of fact.
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 13:42
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What next....Liverpool Airport rebranded as Manchester West?

I think not!
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Old 4th Dec 2007, 13:52
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I think so !

You will find Manchester Airport is in Stockport .
Old 4th Dec 2007, 14:27
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Has it been given its own post code (M90 rather than an SK one) in an effort to disgiuse this fact?
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 18:06
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BAA timetable showing two new Ryanair services from Edinburgh for summer 2008:

Bremen 2 x weekly
Pisa 3 x weekly

Not currently on sale, though.
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Old 5th Dec 2007, 22:42
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Are FR planning on any expansion from DUB in the near future?

The reason I say this is that BLK-DUB flights are almost always full on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays in both directions. Is it not possible for the airline to launch another three flights per week on the route or do they find higher yielding routes than that?

I know that the airline has grounded planes this winter but if they looked at what other ways of making the money, why not? Give it a try. I'm sure other routes from DUB also fill up on the these days. Why not have one of the grounded aircraft in DUB and fly it on days that there is higher demand such as the three mentioned above. If it doens't work - cancel them! All airlines do it!
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Old 10th Dec 2007, 16:45
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tomorrow is a press conferenz in NRN.

They call it ''Am Niederrhein bewegt sich was''. (In Niederrhein is something on the move).

So I wondere wat they have to say. New routes or just some bla bla about the dutch eco-tax.

But the Terminal in Weeze in under reconstruction this time, si I think there will be some new routes for Weeze.
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Old 11th Dec 2007, 08:45
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Two new routes from NRN to Poland will be announced today, Wroclaw and Bydgoszcz.

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Old 11th Dec 2007, 09:24
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Have just announced the ending of the London to Brussels route in March, but 5 new routes from Brussels to Bergerac, Perpignan, Limoges, Zaragoza and Porto and a new based aircraft.
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