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Old 8th Feb 2008, 13:24
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Latest advertising faux-pas over Naples North

February 5, 2008After annoying the French president and his bride by using them in an advertisement, budget airline Ryanair is promoting its flights in the Italian press as a way of escaping piles of rubbish that are choking the city of Naples.
Above a photograph of piles of garbage bags -- an image which has come to symbolize Naples in recent months where the waste disposal system has ground to a halt -- the advert reads: "Pay the taxes! Not for waste (disposal) but to escape."
Playing on public outrage at the waste emergency and the fact that locals continue to pay a refuse tax even when their streets are shoulder-high in rotting garbage, the airline offers 250,000 free flights where the customer only pays airport taxes.
But like President Nicolas Sarkozy and his new wife Carla Bruni -- whose image was used for adverts in France, the city of Naples is not amused.
"The only rubbish to be escaped from is Ryanair's advertising," said Marco di Lello, head of tourism at the regional government of Campania of which Naples is the capital.
"I am disgusted by this exploitation by an airline which has never even flown to Naples," he told Ansa news agency.
The nearest airport for Neapolitans to catch a Ryanair flight would be Rome, according to its web site.
A French court ordered Ryanair to pay EUR60,000 euros to Bruni for the advertisement which showed a cartoon bubble above a photograph of the couple, reading: "With Ryanair, my whole family can come to my wedding."


(Reuters)
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 13:29
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Latest advertising faux-pas over Naples North
Ya, and Ryanair know that everytime they do a faux-pas that every newspaper all over Europe will do a little article on it, giving them fantastic free publicity.
Naples would have done better to not give any reaction at all to the advertisement.
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 13:48
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Agreed...

See Naples and die (of the stench)

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Old 8th Feb 2008, 14:16
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@ eu1:

Half Year Results Presentation, Page 12:

NewSkies Res. Sys. Launched Jan 08.
Navitaire NewSkies already in use at many many Airlines. You can click on the references on their website to see how it could be configured...

No Idea what Ryan will do with it...
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 14:53
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Really looking forward to going to NAP week after next after reading that article!!Not....
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 16:32
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Ryanair know that everytime they do a faux-pas that every newspaper all over Europe will do a little article on it, giving them fantastic free publicity.
Naples would have done better to not give any reaction at all to the advertisement.
Hear, hear! There are endless precedents, yet people always rise to the bait.
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 23:08
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Naples rubbish

Naples is a much-maligned city, as long as you keep your wits about you. The airport is very near the city centre, and I'd love to see FR fly there. Let's hope they get their rubbish sorted out (Naples, not FR).
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 06:52
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Originally Posted by janus627 View Post
Navitaire NewSkies
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No Idea what Ryan will do with it...
Kind of off-topic, but let's see
Navitaire began developing a completely new, online reservation system - New Skies - using the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition database server, and the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system.
Ryanair heavily depending on the M$-based software? That will certainly cost them a bit and could force to upgrade the hardware as well. And it also gives some hints why the switch to this new software has already been postponed...
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 12:12
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Can anyone work out from the announcement on the FR website re the closure of the booking system - will there be any affect on online check-in??

I am flying FR on both 23rd and 24th Feb.

I would have thought the booking/online checkin systems were pretty closely linked.

But the statement "All passenger travel will be unaffected" doesn't indicate what will happen to the online checkin over the weekend.
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 17:08
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Can anyone work out from the announcement on the FR website re the closure of the booking system - will there be any affect on online check-in??

I am flying FR on both 23rd and 24th Feb.

I would have thought the booking/online checkin systems were pretty closely linked.

But the statement "All passenger travel will be unaffected" doesn't indicate what will happen to the online checkin over the weekend.
Yes, the online check in system will not be available during the periods concerned. However, I think they're going to waive the fee for airport check in on those days. But do you know you can check in up to 2 days before your flight, so you could check in on the 22nd for both legs. I presume that the boarding passes would still work during those days.
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 21:27
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Tomorrow Ryanair press conference in Madrid with MOL.

Maybe will be annunced new route from MAD?
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Old 11th Feb 2008, 21:56
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MOL flight plan for Tomorrow:

FR-3331 DUBLIN-REUS 5:55-9:30 SPECIAL FLIGHT
FR-3332 REUS-MADRID 11:30-11:50 SPECIAL FLIGHT
FR-3333 MADRID-DUBLIN 14:30-16:00 SPECIAL FLIGHT
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 08:10
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Possibly the long awaited REU base?
and a few new (replacement) routes at MAD?
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 08:18
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Ryanair Announces 26th Base in Reus Barcelona


2 A/CRAFT ($140m) & 12 ROUTES DELIVER OVER 1M PAX P.A

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline today (12th Feb) announced its 26th European and fifth Spanish base in Reus Barcelona. From October, Ryanair will invest $140M in 2 new aircraft and 12 routes that will deliver 1,000 jobs and over 1m passengers p.a. for Tarragona.

DESTINATION
Starts
Birmingham
June
Dublin
Operating
Frankfurt
Operating
Glasgow
Operating
Liverpool
Operating
London (Luton)
Operating
London (Stansted)
Operating
Palma
Oct
Paris
Oct
Santander
Oct
Santiago
Oct
Seville
Oct


In just five years, Ryanair has smashed Iberia’s high fare monopoly by guaranteeing Spanish passengers the lowest fares and no fuel surcharges ever. This has driven down the cost of travel and delivered an annual €2bn tourism spend in the Spanish regions.

Ryanair’s new base in Reus Barcelona will replicate the success of our existing bases in Alicante, Girona, Madrid and Valencia, transforming tourism to the region and saving passengers €100m p.a. compared to Iberia’s high fares and fuel surcharges.

Announcing Ryanair’s 26th European base in Reus, CEO Michael O’Leary said,

“We congratulate Reus for fighting off stiff competition from seven other airports across Europe to win this new base which guarantees over 1m passengers p.a and two new aircraft worth over $140m for 12 Ryanair routes.

“Ryanair will now develop the region’s massive untapped potential by giving the tourism industry year round low fare access to Europe’s largest cities. The 1m passengers that Ryanair delivers to/from Reus next year will generate a local visitor spend of at least €150m.

“All of Ryanair’s routes from Reus are available until midnight Thursday for just €5 and we advise passengers to book early as demand will be very strong”.
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 09:12
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Operating, operating, operating... Not so much new here. Just BVA and some Spanish domestic routes. Certainly something will be added to this timetable for those 2 aircraft. And indeed, aren't they too optimistic with these domestic flights? In my opinion Reus is NOT close enough to Barcelona for such connections to work.
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 10:24
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Tarragona is an industrial area in it's own right. Plus the Costa Dorada is a major tourist area, Universal Studios, Salou etc

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Old 12th Feb 2008, 10:55
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Costa Dorada is a major tourist area, Universal Studios, Salou etc
Right! Attractive however mostly for the tourists from OUTSIDE of Spain. And what do we have here? REU - SVQ twice daily?
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 11:09
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Why not just wait-and-see whether it's successful, or whether it's downgraded or cut?
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 11:20
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REU-SVQ 2x daily:
REU-SVQ 0640-0805 (FR2115), 1955-2120 (FR2141)
SVQ-REU: 0830-0955 (FR2116), 2145-2310 (FR2142)

REU-BVA 1x daily:
REU-BVA: 1615-1815 (FR2117)
BVA-REU: 1840-2025 (FR2118)

REU-SDR 1x daily
REU-SDR: 1635-1750 (FR2127)
SDR-REU: 1815-1930 (FR2128)

REU-SVQ 1x daily
REU-SVQ: 0630-0810 (FR2113)
SVQ-REU: 0835-1010 (FR2114)

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Clearly more routes/increased frequencies will be announced.
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 11:27
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unless they are switching some routes to REU aircraft to free up capacity at other bases
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