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Old 8th Jun 2017, 20:40
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Originally Posted by Skipness One Echo
Racedo if BA is competitive then people fly BA. There are just as many older people on EZY and younger people on BA, have used both intensively and your assertion is frankly, utter tosh. (But in line with your usual agenda....)

There are loads of real reason not choose BA but age and brand loyalty in p2p price sensitive cohorts ain't one. As Cruz and WW understand, it's ALL about pricing.
Watch you don't hurt yourself when you fall from the hobby horse.

BA is irrelevant for majority of people flying short haul, outside of LHR / LGW and MAN coverage is sparse or not in existance.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 21:27
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I have to agree with Racedo in this arguement.

BA can never compete with the LCCs to/from London for short fall point to point, certainly not for leisure orientated market. BA prioritises corporate travel for business community and works closely with travel management firms and corporates. Easyjet is chasing that space where the rich pickings come from, furthermore, Ryanair have orientated themselves in this space too. Apart from business travellers their model is about connecting passengers onto long haul.

Furthermore, let's suppose BA have what people describe as competitive pricing, they are at a huge disadvantage at LHR where taxes particularly on departure are penal...

Take domestic routes to LHR as a guide MAN LHR route, circa 75% of total pax on this route are making a connection at LHR, the metric is in excess of 50% on Scotland routes...

Shareholder value is not found for BA by chasing the low cost airlines down market... it is on business travel and connecting passenger traffic...
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 00:36
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From internal company news, The First A320 Neo is currently expected to be ferried to and based in LTN from 16JUN17
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 11:58
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Apologies for the double post. I posted the below in the GLA thread before realising I will likely get a more informed answer from EZY-personnel here who might not otherwiese read the GLA thread.

With EZY's Hamburg base closing, how safe is the GLA base?

It is one of the smallest throughout the entire network and has been stagnant for over a decade.

Is EZY looking to have fewer bases while concentrating growth at their very largest bases? If so, there must be question marks over the future of GLA.
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 22:32
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Callum,

I would suggest Glasgow base is quite safe, it certainly is a core easyJet market and has been on their map since day 1. In the main UK bases have not been closed, with the exception of East Midlands (which struggled and was a Go inherited base), and of course Doncaster, which was clearly an experiment and was not in the typical sense a base...crew ex LPL... easyJet will fight hard to hold onto what they have in the UK, imho..
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Old 9th Jun 2017, 22:58
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Well EasyJet are more than welcome to base two Airbus 319s at Southampton especially as it seems the Flybe sun routes will more or less disappear for summer 2018.

If Flybe do discontinue the sun routes there are numerous destinations that Easyjet could potentially serve from SOU with no competition except to Ibiza and Palma and those two are only served by Volotea 1 and 4 times weekly respectively and seasonal only.

With two based aircraft at SOU potential routes could be to

Alicante, Barcelona, Berlin, Faro, Geneva, Malaga, Milan. Nice, Prague, Venice.

Obviously just wishful thinking on my part but I honestly think that EasyJet could do quite well out of SOU in a 'similar' way as they have done at Southend.
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 15:31
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Would anyone in the know care to speculate what impact the HAM base closure might have on LGW-HAM [and vice versa] schdules please? As somone who commutes weekly it's a lifeline. The summer schedule change is a pain as it is, and now this!

EZY8347 (Evening LGW-HAM) and EZY8342 (Early morning HAM-LGW) are of particular interest. Any educated guesses appreciated! Many thanks
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Old 10th Jun 2017, 19:35
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Originally Posted by HAMFAN73
Would anyone in the know care to speculate what impact the HAM base closure might have on LGW-HAM [and vice versa] schdules please?
Until the schedule is released it will be be pure speculation. Even leaving LGW at 0500 local is a 0830 departure from HAM.
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Old 14th Jun 2017, 07:32
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First A320neo G-UZHA due at Luton today.
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Old 15th Jun 2017, 20:56
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First A320neo G-UZHA due at Luton today.
Here it is arriving yesterday...

New Airbus A320 NEO lands at London Luton Airport - BBC Three Counties

I tried to embed, but couldn't get it to work.

Last edited by gilesdavies; 15th Jun 2017 at 20:59. Reason: Correcting YouTube Link
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Old 18th Jun 2017, 07:10
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Saw the NEO at Belfast International yesterday, nice livery.

But is there any significance to the registration? EZS_, EZV_ and EZZ_ are still uncluttered so it seems a bit odd to break with tradition and jump to UZH_.

Or is this the first sign of the plan to stop paying a fee to Stelios and to rebrand as Ujet...?
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Old 18th Jun 2017, 07:17
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EZS is easy Swiss and they are all on the Swiss AOC.

The others, whilst having space don't really fit and are very limited. There are 130 NEO on order.

The IATA for easyJet is U2 hence UZ.
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Old 18th Jun 2017, 12:00
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Originally Posted by KNT544
The IATA for easyJet is U2 hence UZ.

Ah, thank you. Quite ironic though since they're not an IATA member. The U2 code was allocated unilaterally by IATA and as far as I know is only used by Easyjet for ACARS.

However:

EZS is easy Swiss and they are all on the Swiss AOC.
Not when they're transferred to the UK register, that's not possible.

G-EZSM Aircraft operated by AOC Holder EASYJET AIRLINE COMPANY LTD

I appreciate though that they might want to keep the G-EZS_ sequence 'open' for other transfers in from the Swiss.
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Old 18th Jun 2017, 12:04
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We had JJB too.

I think you misunderstood my point about EZS. I meant why use G-EZSx when that only gives about 20 plus EZS is the callsign for easy Swiss. I'm very aware that when the aircraft transfer to the Swiss AOC that they get HB registrations.
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Understood! Thanks.
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 09:57
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The first 319s had registrations reflecting the initials of senior managers in the Company.
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 13:47
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I believe most, if not all EasyJet Switzerland aircraft are former EasyJet aircraft, so if they were to return they would just get their old registration back anyway.
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 19:24
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Slightly bonkers, but easyJet have expressed an interest to buying Alitalia EasyJet confirms interest in Alitalia | Airlines content from ATWOnline
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 19:49
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It says that 35 airlines have expressed interest,even FR, essentially because it gives them access to the books. Easy may have more interest since they operate similar a/c.
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Old 19th Jun 2017, 20:22
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Originally Posted by kriskross
The first 319s had registrations reflecting the initials of senior managers in the Company.
Are you sure?
The first A319 went to easyJet Switzerland as HB-JZA and all A319s have followed in the -JZx sequence, later deliveries in the -JYx sequence. easyJet's first A319 was registered G-EZEA and all subsequent deliveries have been in the-EZxx sequence.

I think myTravel did the managers initials as registrations, I seem to remember something in an airliners magazine about it. G-NIKO lives on to this day in the TCX fleet, for example.
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