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Old 8th May 2014, 21:43
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I travel to alicante every month and i am disapointed at easyjets lack of flights in the winter months. I visit for the weekend and have found it impossible to visit my flat at weekends as i work on sat. I cant understand why they cave in to ba and norwegian, i like easyjet and want to be loyal but it is imposible now for me to use my appartment as their are no evening flights on sat
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Old 8th May 2014, 22:26
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Originally Posted by compton3bravo
Alicante Airport had an increase of 7.6 per cent on its passenger figures for April compared to last year with all the main Spanish airports showing major increases including Malaga 13 per cent and Barcelona 11 per cent.
9,6% and not 7,6%.

April 2014:
− Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas: +7,6% (3,4 million passengers).
− Barcelona-El Prat: +10,8% (3,1 million passengers).
− Canarias: +17,1% (3,0 million passengers).
− Baleares: +6,1% (2,1 million passengers). +5,5% Palma de Mallorca.
− Málaga-Costa del Sol: +12,8% (1,2 million passengers).
− Alicante-Elche: +9,6% (0,9 million passengers).
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Old 8th May 2014, 23:05
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I travel to alicante every month and i am disapointed at easyjets lack of flights in the winter months. I visit for the weekend and have found it impossible to visit my flat at weekends as i work on sat. I cant understand why they cave in to ba and norwegian, i like easyjet and want to be loyal but it is imposible now for me to use my appartment as their are no evening flights on sat
Quit your moaning...

easyJet are not a public service, they will fly where/when the demand deems it, and where they can get maximum profitability of their planes.

How many flights do you want? They operate 14 a week from the London airports, 5 from Bristol, 4 from Liverpool, 2 from Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh and 3 a week from Newcastle and Glasgow!

The UK to Alicante market is saturated and easyJet have obviously decided to adjust their schedules accordingly. They clearly don't want to enter price war!

A simple answer is, if easyJet do not fly on the day you want, choose another carrier that does!

The mainland Spain resorts in winter are depressing place, and surprised there is even that demand! The weather barely gets above 15'C in December and January and regularly rains, its barely a Winter Sun destination! I would much rather fly over Spain and continue on south for another two hours and arrive in the Canaries, as would many other people, hence why carriers focus a lot of capacity on these routes.

I notice Thomson don't even operate an ALC flight from Luton anymore, at anytime of the year. Shows they have better places to fly to than that hell hole called Benidorm, and the English enclave of Torrevieja where Brits go to live and refuse to learn the local language or way of life!
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Old 9th May 2014, 04:36
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Sorry Giles wrong again, Spain in winter or anytime for that matter is not depressing it is rather nice I can asure you. That is why millions of north Europeans travel to the southern parts of the country and spend the winter months here - equivalent of the Canadian snow bunnies moving to the southern US. Granted it can get get cold (lowest on the Costa del Sol 5 deg at night) but no frost or ice to contend with.
Agree if you really want almost guaranteed good weather go on to the Canaries or Egypt is a much better bet but I know where I would rather be on a November morning - not in Milton Keynes, Canterbury or Walsall!
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Old 9th May 2014, 06:52
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Originally Posted by gilesdavies
I notice Thomson don't even operate an ALC flight from Luton anymore, at anytime of the year. Shows they have better places to fly...
Thomson? I don't remember this airline operating the route.

In any case, the charter traffic in Alicante is a minority. Most tourists organize their holiday on their own, in addition to a large number of foreign residents (120.000 British residents in 2013).

Originally Posted by gilesdavies
The UK to Alicante market is saturated and easyJet have obviously decided to adjust their schedules accordingly. They clearly don't want to enter price war!
They will know, of course. But sun destinations like ALC, AGP, PMI, etc. are core routes for many European airlines. One step back and another airline will gain ground fidelizing passengers...

Originally Posted by gilesdavies
How many flights do you want? They operate 14 a week from the London airports, 5 from Bristol, 4 from Liverpool, 2 from Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh and 3 a week from Newcastle and Glasgow!
Some of them are ridiculous. 2xw to MAN? Come on baby...
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Old 9th May 2014, 07:07
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Alicante

BFS has 12 weekly flights to ALC during peak summer (7 EZY, 4 LS and 1 TCX) and winter 13/14 just passed 5 flights per week.

Quite sufficient for a population of least than two million

Maybe this should be on an ALC thread
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Old 9th May 2014, 07:15
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Originally Posted by GAZMO
BFS has 12 weekly flights to ALC during peak summer (7 EZY, 4 LS and 1 TCX) and winter 13/14 just passed 5 flights per week. Quite sufficient for a population of least than two million
Yes. And next winter season 2xw (-1xw EZY and -2xw EXS)... enough?

pd. TCX doesn't operate anymore.
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Old 9th May 2014, 08:41
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Anyone have any info. on how the Gatwick - Jersey service is doing?

I travelled on it in late April & both loads were about 75 - 80 pax.
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Old 9th May 2014, 10:53
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I find my place in alicante is beautiful out of sealn i dont go to sit in the sun. Their is a wealth of birdlife and the pleasure of walking along a beach in 15* rather than 6 here is good. I sm severley asthmatic and the winter there is much nicer than here. We dont all want to get fried. I dont ask for more flights just more evenly spaced would be nice
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Old 10th May 2014, 09:57
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The jersey routes were quiet in April as the fly b e aircraft held around 75-80 pax, . I was on flight yesterday and it was 156 returning from JER at 0710 and was 156 today on the 0640 flight. The crew said they were overbooked in the next 2 flights they were doing to JER. So must be going ok for them!
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Old 10th May 2014, 13:25
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Thank you Ramper,

Having just gained this service I was a little concerned at the prospect of keeping it with the two loads being so low on my flights !
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Old 10th May 2014, 15:59
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LGW- JER

I've taken two trips down to JER during April ( not over Easter, mind) and there were full loads each time.
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Old 10th May 2014, 16:08
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Looking good, then. Sigh of relief !
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Old 11th May 2014, 20:32
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Had a look for you:

LGW-JER bookings for tomorrow: 144,130,138

JER-LGW bookings for tomorrow: 73,71,80
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Old 11th May 2014, 20:43
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I wonder how BA are doing in comparison with twice as many flights to fill?
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Old 11th May 2014, 23:10
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Shows that the easyJet market , at the moment, is UK to Jersey orientated. Got an inkling they will soon be picking up business pax JER- lGW with their excellent fares and good reliability time-wise....
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Old 13th May 2014, 20:55
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BA has until recently had a frequency of 5 daily services to Jersey. This summer they added another daily frequency to partially compensate for the loss of Flybe on the route. Flybe used to operate with 4 to 5 daily flights, often more at weekends during the summer. (Aircraft tended to be mainly 118 seater E95s with some dash 8 flights).
Those flights have been replaced by 2 to 3 daily services by Easyjet and the extra daily frequency by BA. Allowing for the larger size of BA and Easyjet aircraft actual capacity on offer is broadly the same as previously.
BA have no problem selling seats and always carry healthy Club Europe loads on the flights.
Room for both on the route with BA more than holding its own.


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Old 13th May 2014, 21:43
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Easy were looking at going 4 daily if I am not mistaken eventually, so that could provide some interesting competition! Still I suppose BA have plenty of frequent flyers and people connecting onto the rest of their network from LGW on their side.
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Old 30th May 2014, 21:41
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Anyone know when the new aircraft deliveries are due to begin?
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Old 2nd Jun 2014, 10:20
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Good morning

Does anyone working for Easyjet know why the Manage My Booking function on the website isn't working?

Phone calls to Easyland have revealed there is 'a technical problem' and they say it should have been fixed over the weekend.
Just checked - it's still down.

Grateful for any hard news on when it will be fixed - getting nervous about being able to make the necessary changes to my upcoming flight in time.
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