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Old 12th Dec 2013, 19:36
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Originally Posted by HH6702
Awaiting for AZ to fail
And indeed denying any interest in the company
EasyJet Chief Executive Carolyn McCall on Thursday denied the British airline's possible interest in taking a stake in Alitalia. The EasyJet CEO thus quashed the hypothesis that it might be among the participants in a 300-million-euro capital increase being raised by Italy's troubled flagship carrier. "We do not invest in airline companies because we are an airline company," said McCall. "It is not part of our plans. Our model is clear and any cooperation or codesharing would complicate things. At the moment we have no intention of complicating life," McCall said.
(the news published in Gazzetta del Sud)
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 20:21
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EZY are being extremely cautious about the invasion of FCO by Vueling and Ryanair. The game is not over for Alitalia, and if history is anything to go by it won't be for a while yet.

Ezy will sit tight and consolidate what they have, moreover, Carolyn has reiterated the long term importance of the FCO base, quite like MXP they will wait for further developments before proceeding ...
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Old 12th Dec 2013, 21:12
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So Carolyn is saying exactly same as Michael.......................NOTHING, just answering a question to say nothing in a way to make it seem like they saying something.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 09:10
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I'm staggered by the level of demand to Geneva at this time of year. From Luton alone, easyJet have 10 flights today. Geneva airport must be a sea of orange on winter weekends
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 09:38
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They have been doing up to 10 flights to Geneva on Saturdays from Luton for a number of years. I am sure they would not be doing that if there wasnīt the demand.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 10:49
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I was aware the route was very popular at this time of year & has been for a number of years, I'm just amazed that there's so much demand.
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Old 21st Dec 2013, 15:17
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Same amount of flights at lgw. The frequencies are like a bus service!
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Old 22nd Dec 2013, 13:09
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easyJet at Luton

What chance I wonder that easyJet might pick up the IOM & JER routes recently axed by Flybe from LTN?


I know EZY did have a go at the LTN-JER a while back & gave it up but perhaps a seasonal 2/3 times weekly service could be made to work?


Similarly IOM isn't served from an airport to the North of London now. With only flights to IOM from LGW & LCY that probably appeal to different passenger markets than the one that typically uses LTN, could this offer another route opportunity perhaps?
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Old 22nd Dec 2013, 23:05
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IOM

Flybe struggled to fill a Q400 on IOMLTN, I don't think that route warrants an A319. Smaller aircraft than a Q400 would work better.

Then you have the LGW. The summer schedule is not ideal for the suits on the island, which is why BA Cityflyer have stepped their schedule back up to 3xDaily M-F, the aircraft type is still to be confirmed.

What I do think would work is a series of Sun routes through the summer and from the IOMTT.

Albastar operated on behalf of Thomas Cook through August this year, and the loads were very impressive, talking 160px on average each week. We have a local travel agent who Flybe work with during the summer, and the vast majority of weeks, the Q400 is full as can be. That was with Albastar/TCX operating at the same time.

I'm just not sure what sort of schedule it would be, 1/2 per week tops.

Just a thought.
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 00:12
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DIVERT

EZY MALAGA-SOUTHEND-JUST LANDED AT LIVERPOOL,01:00 Weather must be bad at STANSTED/LUTON for this flight to have diverted half way across the country
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 00:41
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It's just 1 of 10 easyJets that have diverted to LPL tonight -the rest were from Gatwick MAN got 1 on a mayday (apparently).
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 01:34
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A few have even diverted to AMS!
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Old 24th Dec 2013, 13:33
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At least they are trying to sort things out....



Latest Travel Info

Updated 24/12/2013

Summary



Gatwick Airport North Terminal power failure Ė Situational Update
Gatwick Airport has suffered a power failure which has resulted in delays and disruption to aircraft departing from the North terminal this morning. In addition strong winds and diversions overnight have resulted in aircraft being out of position for todayís schedule. easyJet is advising all passengers due to depart London Gatwick today to check our flight tracker http://www.easyjet.com/en/flight-tracker on the easyJet website or mobile app for the latest information. easyJet is doing everything possible to fly as much of the programme as we can and will cancel flights as a last option only. Passengers affected by delays and disruption are being kept updated via text messages, staff at the airport and via the website. We will continue to work with Gatwick Airport on contingency plans to minimise disruption for our passengers. Whilst this issue is outside of easyJetís control, we apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused and are doing everything possible to get people home for Christmas.
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Old 25th Dec 2013, 08:48
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06MAR MXP-TLV 3 weekly
31MAR FCO-PRG daily
01APR FCO-NTE 3 weekly
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Old 27th Dec 2013, 23:29
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NEWQUEY & EDIN DROPPED FROM FROM SUMMER TIMETABLE FROM SOUTHEND ON TOP OF BELFAST, MAYBE EXTRA AMST,BERLINs MAY TAKE THEIR PLACE
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 03:17
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Mikkie

ALL CAPS is shouting at people.
We can hear you without shouting.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 09:03
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Yes, but easier to read
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 12:40
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EZY @ SEN

It would seem the domestic routes do not work well from Southend. To be honest I'm surprised they've kept the 2x weekly Jersey service now it goes 3x daily from Gatwick. Amsterdam seems to be a strong route with up to 3 flights per day.


It's really quite frustrating though! What we have seen with the BFS and now the EDI route is frequencies cut at Stansted as they start operating the route at Southend to then be axed with the capacity not put back into Stansted.


Now I've said this before so I know this is going to anger quite a lot of people but I'm going to say it again regardless...


EasyJet is probably going to attract little more than very local predominantly outbound leisure passengers going on popular sun, ski or city break holidays. It's a market that Southend covers very well and I'm sure will continue to do so for a very long time. But I continue to question the viability of such routes if EasyJet were to continue the likes of Alicante or Faro from Stansted.


The lack of a rail service in the morning and late evening periods is off putting to business/commuter travellers not to mention that Southend is the furthest from Central London even if it is only by 10 minutes. Furthermore the range of facilities such as hotel, car parking, transportation, shopping or business lounge options are much more limited when compared to Gatwick, Stansted etc. which further reduces the appeal to such passengers.


I believe that within time EasyJet's growth at Southend will stagnate. Maybe we are already reaching this stage. The airport will become more orientated by popular European sun, ski and city break destinations. This is already evident by the routes we have seen introduced and axed more recently at the airport.
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 15:13
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Perhaps the JER route would do better from LTN than SEN?


I know they tried the route once before but perhaps 2 or 3 flights per week during summer might stand a chance from LTN providing a North London gateway to complement the LGW flights.


LTN needs a new operator to JER so why not EZY?
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Old 28th Dec 2013, 15:55
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I believe that within time EasyJet's growth at Southend will stagnate. Maybe we are already reaching this stage. The airport will become more orientated by popular European sun, ski and city break destinations. This is already evident by the routes we have seen introduced and axed more recently at the airport.
People can travel from North / South / East and West to all the London airports............not applicable at SEN so by its very nature it is constrained.
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