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Old 24th Oct 2012, 22:35
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Wow, Ivalo, excited by this I am ...can imagine they must be queuing up in their thousands to fly there........err anybody know where it actually is????????
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Old 24th Oct 2012, 22:40
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Northern Finland, beyond the Arctic circle, a place to go see the Aurora Borealis, and indulge in a bit of other winter stuff like husky sledging, skimobiling, reindeer rides, etc...

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Old 24th Oct 2012, 23:04
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Pretty sure they flew to Ivalo last winter so not new!
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 06:58
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Nothing new indeed, nevertheless it will be nice to see EZY in Finland again. But hey, welcome in Summer as well, Saimaa and other great lakes are probably even more beautiful

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Old 25th Oct 2012, 08:01
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EZY is not likely to coming back to Finland on a scheduled basis anytime soon.

They will just operate some charter flights from Manchester to Ivalo (Finnish Lapland) for Santa trips, like they did last winter.

These flights are chartered by Esprit Holidays.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 09:02
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It's been operated the last 3 years.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 16:39
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easyJet awarded rights to fly between London and Moscow | easyJet Blog

Easyjet will start flights from LGW-DME from Spring 2013.

2 flights per day in each direction with what looks like turnarounds of over 1 hour in Moscow.

I think it's about time our low cost carriers moved in to the Russian market, at least so that fares can come down a bit on these routes!
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 16:53
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Interestingly, Easyjet is discussing its first Codeshare for the London-Moscow route, partner: Transaero.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 16:55
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1) Anything less than a 1-hour turnaround in Moscow would be a miracle.
2) It's one of the world's most expensive cities, so most of whatever traffic they pick up will be business rather than leisure. Typically a standard Russian tourist visa costs more than 100.
3) The Russian carriers on the route will compete strongly with the fares charged by easyJet and their overheads are significantly lower. (See post above)

Hardly the standard model for a LCC, but time will tell. I can imagine the groans amongst the crews when they find themselves rostered on that one!

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Old 25th Oct 2012, 17:51
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Surely the round trip is no more than a holiday charter from the UK to Greece/Turkey and back.

Yes Russian turnrounds can be long, but they do seem to have quite a bit to do. Sometimes you wonder what, but it's not as if the team are laying around. Don't forget that for several months of the year you maybe need to de-ice (which the Russians are normally quite efficient about) on departure.

I understand the joint agreement with Transaero is something that is fixed in the air service agreement between the two countries, and is a hangover from BMI days. Likewise BA still has some historic relationship with Aeroflot.

If the Easy cabin crew are on commission for duty-free sales of alcohol, then stock up on everything well beforehand and you will have NO difficulty finding volunteers for the trips !
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 17:59
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Originally Posted by barry lloyd View Post
Moscow [is] one of the world's most expensive cities, so most of whatever traffic they pick up will be business rather than leisure.
We Western Europeans tend to think of 'us' as passengers. Wrong! Think of Russians coming to Western Europe. Not only business pax, be sure.
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 18:07
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Assuming Gatwick-Moscow is a success, what are the rules governing who can fly and at what weekly frequency either from London to St Petersburg, or from Manchester / Edinburgh to Russian airports ?
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 18:37
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We Western Europeans tend to think of 'us' as passengers. Wrong! Think of Russians coming to Western Europe. Not only business pax, be sure.
Well it's relatively easy for them to get a Schengen visa, but your Russian on the Moscow Metro has to fill in a 10-page document and go for an interview before the UK will grant them a visa:

UK Visa Information - Russia - Home Page
Given that the average Russian earns, at best, 1000 per month I can't them queueing up to come to the UK. They'll save their money to go to Turkey or Egypt where they have guaranteed sun! However, the tie-up with Transaero might allow group bookings. The internet is not that widespread in Russian homes.

davidjohnson6:

I believe Aeroflot will begin operating a MAN-DME service from March 2013.

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Old 25th Oct 2012, 18:39
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Linate-Fiumicino has just been awarded to easyJet
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 19:45
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EZY STN...

Stansted getting a 320 and adding new routes to SOF RAK and SSH.

320 will be a swap for a 319, and an additional 319 being taken out of the base, AMS and BCN being withdrawn.

I think AMS and BCN already news...
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Old 25th Oct 2012, 20:08
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Where did you get that information from?? I see nothing on their website. Also do you mean ALC and BCN?? AMS is still available for booking and would be very surprised if they axed that route!
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 02:01
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FRatSTN,

The route reductions at STN will be announced later today on the 26th but its BCN and ALC not AMS. Mentioned routes will stop in January and June 2013. New routes such as RAK and SSH -tickets will be available from 1st of November I believe.

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Old 26th Oct 2012, 09:13
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So lets get some things straight. At the moment, schedules are showing 9 A319's until June, until that reduces to 8 A319's for rest of the summer. Assuming this does happen, will Stansted have 7 or 8 A319's along side its new A320. So bascially are 2 A319's going and 1 A320 coming in or is just 1 A319 being swaped for an A320?

I must say I'm surprised with Sharm El Sheikh since they already fly there from both Gatwick and Luton.
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 09:45
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One 319 will leave STN to go to SOU and one 319 will be replaced with a 320.
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 09:50
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Think you mean SEN not SOU
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