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Old 28th Aug 2013, 20:02
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FRatSTN -

You do seem to have a bit of a downer on Southend. So -Easyjet have moved a few (3????) routes to exclusively operate from Southend instead of Stansted. I read a post recently - I think it was on SKYTRAX Airport Reviews - bemoaning the fact that the author now had to travel to SEN instead of STN to travel to Alicante (if I remember the destination correctly).. Well I would like to bemoan the fact that I have to travel to STN for certain routes when there is a perfectly good Easyjet base at SEN!! Trust me - getting the X30 bus from Southend at 0300 or 0400hrs is not cheap, convenient, or enjoyable!! Nor do I like the cavernous Stansted when I arrive there. Buy - hey - live and let live!!!!

I would imagine that SEN is always going to be a fairly small player in the overall scheme of Londons airports but - please - let us look forward to its expansion to full potential. I travel far more on EZY since they started operating from SEN and am very grateful to both EZY and SEN for the great opportunities provided by this expansion. The size and ambience of London Southend offers a much more pleasant travel experience than some of the other options. I am off to Amsterdam next week from SEN and am very happy to have this option. I did my time travelling to STN and -to be honest - I did not like it!!

Now - if Greater Anglia / Abellio could finally play ball with some extended early / late trains then that really would be the icing on the cake.
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 20:16
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Yawn!

You are one person who strangely enough lives locally so of course are going to prefer SEN.

You even complain about having to travel to Stansted within Essex!

Think about all of those who would have to travel past a major and better connected airport like Stansted right down to Southend because we no longer have the choice to use Stansted!

The truth is, very few people will. I have nothing against Southend, but it covers only a much more local catchment area.

EasyJet may well fill planes ok at SEN, but the people in them will be generally a lot more local, hence EasyJet has reduced it's catchment area as it seeks a way to increase yields.

And by the way, Fuerteventura, Madeira and Tallinn also no longer available from Stansted and massively less choice of flights to Malaga, Palma, and even city routes like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Munich, amongst others!

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Old 28th Aug 2013, 21:37
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surely if there were this huge potential from stn that ezy has thrown away then another airline would have jumped straight in?
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Old 28th Aug 2013, 22:38
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fatmed - who do you imagine would 'jump' into STN?
Why didn't EZY just fly to, for example, BCN from both SEN and STN and let the market decide which is the most popular route
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 17:33
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If EZY pull routes from LTN where would that make the nearest considerable airport serving Yorks, E.Mids & W. Mids?

We are surrounded by Regional airports but non served by EZY.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 20:11
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If EZY pull routes from LTN where would that make the nearest considerable
airport serving Yorks, E.Mids & W. Mids?
For Yorks and the northern edge of the West Mids, MAN will be their easiest option with direct trains, coaches and motorway links.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 20:14
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Indeed, MAN has always been one of the (if not the) primary airport for much Yorkshire. Many folk in South Yorkshire particularly would never dream of using LBA. Despite some congestion at peak times, MAN is a very easy airport to get to by road together with good rail links.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 20:49
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BHX are crying out for a EZY base and probably came close to getting one until the FlyBe slots at LGW were bought be EZY.

Hope I am wrong and BHX will still get EZY SOON.
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Old 29th Aug 2013, 21:25
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surely if there were this huge potential from stn that ezy has thrown away then another airline would have jumped straight in?
There already has been. It's called Ryanair!

Ryanair may have cut back as well (although nowhere near as much as EZY has) but they now serve Barcelona and Tallinn and have more flights to Alicante, Faro and Fuerteventura since EZY dropped those routes, but admittedly still not sufficient enough to cover EZY's withdrawal.

And Thomas Cook have added another aircraft and new holidays, where EZY's cutting back may have made it more attractive for them? Especially as Thomas Cook said this:

"We believe that this area of the country is currently underserved with respect of airport departures to holiday destinations and that demand exists to make our partnership with the airport a continued success."

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Old 31st Aug 2013, 14:08
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Surely if FlyBe share holders are happy with the sell off at LGW, they would also look towards a mass sell off to EZY at BHX?? Thats my hope.

On another note: I would love to see EZY back at EMA, but thatll never happen: FlyBe are not doing a great job of time keeping at EMA with commuter flights. For example yesterday they cancelled the mid afternoon Glasgow to EMA flight, and then the evening flight was delayed by an hour. Much the same this lunchtime too.
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 14:44
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Surely if FlyBe share holders are happy with the sell off at LGW, they would also look towards a mass sell off to EZY at BHX?? Thats my hope.
Why, BHX isn't at capacity and not restricted all when it comes to slots. EZY could apply for as many slots as Flybe have there and get them no problem if they wanted to.
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 15:42
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Different market at bhx as well

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Old 31st Aug 2013, 15:47
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Different in what way ?
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Old 31st Aug 2013, 17:14
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Most of Flybe ex BHX are domestic or low volume France with a few major
European Cities. If you look at Manchester there is virtually no overlap
except Belfast and even they are different airports

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Old 3rd Sep 2013, 17:44
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I heard elsewhere that EasyJet flights up to June 2014 will be put on sale tomorrow. I thought it was Thursday but could be wrong.

Should certainly be this week anyway.
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Old 3rd Sep 2013, 19:24
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FRatSTN

According to EZY Facebook page they go on sale tomorrow for Apr/May/Jun.

Does anyone have any ideas of additional routes at all?

ALSO - FRatSTN, when would we expect to see FR Apr-Jun flights go on sale?
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Old 3rd Sep 2013, 20:09
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Quote from easyJets FB page:

We hope to release our Spring flights schedule tomorrow.
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Old 3rd Sep 2013, 20:50
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ALSO - FRatSTN, when would we expect to see FR Apr-Jun flights go on sale?
Ryanair are quite late. Probably in November but unlike EZY they release right up until October rather than just to June.
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Old 4th Sep 2013, 11:34
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Spring 2014 seats now released until 15 June
No new routes yet though - not even LGW-JER

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Old 4th Sep 2013, 11:52
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Nothing for NQY ?


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