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Old 24th May 2015, 21:12
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In what way is it providing "extra capacity"? Replacing an EDI based A319 or as a completely additional aircraft allowing them to add extra schedules on certain routes?

I've since received another 3 emails saying my flight is being operated by Titan. All the flights on the same reference are EDI-STN or STN-EDI.
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Old 25th May 2015, 00:16
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It's an additional based aircraft as said, meaning 8 a/c at EDI. Frequency increases on the majority of Euro city routes.
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Old 27th May 2015, 18:57
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MAN-DME cancelled from 10th September
SXF-MAD cancelled from 23rd October
FCO-LIN not bookable from 25th October


Flights from CIA to ORY and BRS will be moved to FCO from 1st June.
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Old 8th Jun 2015, 12:05
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Will easyJet announce any new route for WS15/16?

It's nearly mid-June and any new route has been announced yet. All bases are already fully scheduled? Can't believe that...
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Old 10th Jun 2015, 12:38
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easyJet to cancel CMN-LYS & CMN-CDG routes at the beginning of November. Seems quite dramatic the Winter Season while no new routes are being added to the map.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 14:27
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New base BCN


Increase in bases at Venice, Naples and Milan. Rome FCO down
source easyjet website
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 17:54
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Bit surprised about the retreat from FCO to be honest.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 20:21
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FCO retreat explains why Milan/Rome is being dropped.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 20:23
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Heavy competition in Rome maybe, alongside the ability to maintain quite a few routes using aircraft from other bases?
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 21:28
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Another example of one's gain (or 3 in this case) at another's expense.

FCO has 8 aircraft. VCE and MXP will get 3 each and NAP will get 1, so I make that 1 less aircraft in Italy next year? So surely no growth for Italy at all, if anything a reduction!

To think how its always been about primary airports for EZY and they've now closed bases at both MAD and FCO. Wouldn't be surprised if they eventually cut back in SXF now FR are up against them.

How can they say what a strong competitor they are when most of the time they just shy away from it and closing relatively large bases at such key airports?

I think at some point they're going to have to stand up to the others a bit more or they could find themselves in a dangerous place a few years down the line.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 21:54
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FRatSTN: EZY have said they will move the 8 a/c based at FCO to:

3 moved to MXP
1 moved to NAP
4 moved to VCE

Which equals 8 a/c. I don't see that as a 1 a/c reduction!!
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 22:06
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Fair enough I thought VCE was 3. Nonetheless my point remains.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 22:48
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You say "most of the time" they shy away from a strong competitor, based on a sample of......*two*

How about LGW? Did they flee the mighty BA? Or is it the case the markets they are stepping back from are in countries where the economy is perhaps, um, how to put this, under-performing? Ryanair can make money where no one else can as they have a the lowest cost base of the locos. It's a surprise to me too but we haven't seen the books and like Ryanair, the numbers likely show the assets can be deployed elsewhere more profitably.
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 23:11
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Did they flee the mighty BA?
Can you really put the competition of BA in the same basket as Vueling and Ryanair.

Suspect Vueling is the driving force of the shift in capacity some major city pairs both are head to head on and where they are moving aircraft have near zero Vueling presence for now
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 23:24
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo View Post
we haven't seen the books
There was us thinking you had...
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Old 18th Jun 2015, 23:33
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easyJet do not typically stay in the market where intense competition exists unless the competitor is less strong, i.e. it will go up against higher cost OR weaker competitors. Examples include putting it up to Flybe or Aer Lingus, however, where Norwegian, Ryanair or Vueling (and Wizz I guess, but no big cross over), they will bow out rather than make small or no returns. An unwavering interest in shareholder return. And to date the company is performing strongly and returning good profits, so clearly some merit in its approach.


easyJet is a prudent operator and do not waste time losing money in markets that long term will not be profitable or secure.
Nonetheless, as the saturation of the market by the lower cost operators continues a pace easyJet may find this competition more prevalent, hence, they need to continue to focus on areas that are more fruitful, I.e. hitting the legacy carriers and focusing on hub airports etc.


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Old 19th Jun 2015, 13:15
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Jamie 2k9 I don't think you can accuse easyJet of running away from Vueling when they have announced a new base at Barcelona which is Vueling's main hub when I last checked !
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Old 19th Jun 2015, 17:16
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they need to continue to focus on areas that are more fruitful, I.e. hitting the legacy carriers and focusing on hub airports etc.
Yet closing FCO to move aircraft to MXP, VCE and NAP goes entirely against that.

It seems now they just make changes depending on current yields and market conditions with I think a lack in longer-term consideration. FCO was also one of EZY's fastest growing airports this year so that wasn't particularly sustainable.

With FR's changing strategy and the likes of VY, W6, DY and 4U all having become major players in Europe, EZY can't avoid them forever. There will come a point they will crumble if this act carries on because it's only going to make them weaker against the strongest competitors.

I also can't see any value in the point they make about FCO having poor customer satisfaction. They're still going to fly to the airport. I'd say that's nothing more than a swizz to try and make it look as if they are putting their customer needs first when in actual fact that has little if any bearing in this at all!
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Old 19th Jun 2015, 18:30
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Originally Posted by FRatSTN View Post
Yet closing FCO to move aircraft to MXP, VCE and NAP goes entirely against that.

It seems now they just make changes depending on current yields and market conditions with I think a lack in longer-term consideration. FCO was also one of EZY's fastest growing airports this year so that wasn't particularly sustainable.

With FR's changing strategy and the likes of VY, W6, DY and 4U all having become major players in Europe, EZY can't avoid them forever. There will come a point they will crumble if this act carries on because it's only going to make them weaker against the strongest competitors.

I also can't see any value in the point they make about FCO having poor customer satisfaction. They're still going to fly to the airport. I'd say that's nothing more than a swizz to try and make it look as if they are putting their customer needs first when in actual fact that has little if any bearing in this at all!
FratSTN, when was the last time you flew through FCO ? The place is currently a nightmare, the terminal fire has not helped, airlines are being required to reduce their flights by up to 40% flying through FCO on some days because the airport infrastructure can't cope. Some flights are cancelled in advance at the request of airport authorities and some operate through Ciampino. Delays are commonplace due to lack of stands and congestion made worse by the fire and Yields are low due to lots of domestic competition. Customers sometimes have to check in at one terminal, get bussed to another terminal for passport checks and security and then head off to the aircraft. I think it's a sensible option that's been announced although of course it's not nice for crews and the ground teams who have their home and livelihood there.
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Old 20th Jun 2015, 09:46
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There was a fire at Terminal 3 at FCO some months ago and many passangers have to go through Terminal 2 now which is not the best solution. Also there are a lot of delays at FCO due to construction workings at the terminals and runway closure. My EZY flight was delayed by 2 hours (as aircraft has to wait before take-off as just one runway was open for take-off) and back half an hour (due to heavy traffic).

Reliability at FCO is not the best at the moment. Maybe once constructions are done EZY will come back?

Increasing competition from VY, FR, DY and W6 is also a good point. EZY should be the market leader at MXP, VCE and NAP. Fair enough to look at those points. Sicily is left out a bit, maybe CTA and PMO will join the EZY bases?
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