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Old 31st Jan 2010, 18:44
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Looks like EZY could be once a day IOM, 5 days a week, LPL with 319, but not confirmed yet.
It may make sense to fill a gap in the schedule between say LPL and IOM for Easyjet, but I cant see how they will appeal to any sector other than the tourist as oppossed to the businessman. However, I feel that this is a test to see how Flybe react. A part of me feels that Easyjet may be doing a test into what happens versus Flybe as to a guide as to what might happen if Easyjet started broader operations at BHD??

Any thoughts. I would dread that Easyjet would move too many of its routes to the City airport from Belfast International but if they did wish to move other UK routes (i know that there are restriction etc) they would invariably come up against Flybe. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Gatwick and potentially in the future Birmingham and Manchester?

That's another question entirely, if WW abandoned MAN and BHX from BFS as they are doing with CWL would Easyjet step in and would they do BFS or would they look to BHD?

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Old 31st Jan 2010, 18:46
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If you are a businessman and not particularly bothered about time/on a multi-day trip then it is perfect!

I think it will appeal more to those who plan to take to the high seas opposed to the businessmen.

Fares won't have to be high to make a small profit on that route!
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Old 31st Jan 2010, 22:14
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EZY at IOM

Looks like EZY could be once a day IOM, 5 days a week, LPL with 319, but not confirmed yet.
I think that could work, especially with leisure passengers who don't need day return trips. If the prices are lower than BE, which I'm sure they will be, this kind of market will be attracted.

I think LTN/LGW could also work again at a similar frequency.

Although I'm sure BE will be able to handle competition, they are a resilient little niche operator who cater for the market well. I'll be dropping them for EZY if they (BE) are more expensive though!
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Old 2nd Feb 2010, 18:16
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Plans for malta

What are U2's plans for flts from malta ? there was a recent press release about SRT, the maint provider for U2, setting up base in MLA to service easyjet heavy checks.

Normally these are done at STN and ZRH, both are in countries with large U2 ops, has U2 any plans to increase the ops from MLA starting spring summer 2010.

I am sure the avail of qualified staff, thanks to LTM, has been a driver in the decision to set base at MLA however to leverage this normally it is backed by a large flt ops from the maint base.

Thinking aloud.

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Old 2nd Feb 2010, 20:49
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LPL-IOM in an Airbus?!

Seems a tad excessive for the job - Spent quite a bit of time on the rock and one thing you spot is that it's primarily a turboprop base. Only time I ever saw anything bigger than a Q400 was when an A320 was chartered to airlift the locals out on holiday. . . .

Expect to see loads similar to the Jersey flights we used to operate . . .
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 16:01
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easyJet to help Pope cut costs on UK visit

Tacky very tacky
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 16:17
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...but funny, very funny!
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 16:32
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To be honest, I am very surprised that FR weren't quicker in on the act!
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 17:03
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To have the Pope walking off a plane covered in your trademark orange scheme is very high up there for advertisement purposes along with the two most famous persons in the world:

The Queen and David Beckham (you think I'm joking!)
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 17:08
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I do apologise - I thought the capital 'T' in 'the' sort of narrowed it down but thinking about it, I have done something very Americanised I have assumed nothing exists outside of the country's walls...I do apologise...

I did however mean Queen Elizabeth II (or I if you are Scottish based!)

Seriously though, it will never happen but I think easyJet would give him a free ticket every week if he took advantage of the invitation!
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 18:38
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But forget any priority boarding so he can move amongst his humble flock in equality and empathy.
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Old 3rd Feb 2010, 20:43
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I would have thought that Ryanair have had quite a number of ´Queens´ on board before the queen of Spain!
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 07:57
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EZY have carried a queen also. I flew Gordon Brown a couple of years ago from EDI to STN. Still can't believe he scribbled on the cabin wall where he sat with black marker pen!!! Actually now I think about it he was probably drawing a graph of the course the UK (no boom or bust) economy was going to take!!
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 11:40
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Queen on board

Well rumour has it a Princess ,that is pop Princess Kylie, flew out of LTN last Friday to Girona with Ryanair.
Maybe she didnt want to fly to the main airport.Big question was did she get the 1p flight!!
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 14:24
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January:
passengers: 3,142,629 +10.7% (FR reports 9% growth)
load factor: 79.3% +3.6 pp

...despite closure of EMA-base and cancellations due snow.
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 10:13
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since bmi has rescinded its rights to the 5 per week frequency between London (defined as LGW, LHR and STN in this case) and Kiev (CAA Official records series 2, No. 1938 date 09February) is there any chance that easyJet might jump in and consider having a go at a five per week LGW-KBP themselves?
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 11:41
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globe - Wizz seems to be getting grief from plenty of entrenched interests in the Ukraine regarding its Luton-Kiev route. Have these been resolved yet ? If sections of the Govt are against you doing something, it takes considerable nerve to push ahead and do it anyway !
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 12:34
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True - but EZY has the size of its market share at LGW behind it and, sooner or later, is going to have to push further east when it runs out of things to do within its current operational area.
With a reasonable schedule ex-LGW it could tap into the UK business market into Kiev in a way that probably Wizz is not capable of doing, and be much less reliant upon Ukraine-originating VFR traffic
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 13:23
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With a reasonable schedule ex-LGW it could tap into the UK business market into Kiev in a way that probably Wizz is not capable of doing, and be much less reliant upon Ukraine-originating VFR traffic
I think the issue is not reliance on the Ukranian market, it's that vested interests are trying to force Wizzair out of the Ukranian market to protect Ukranian airlines from competition.
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Old 10th Feb 2010, 20:10
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Any truth that Easyjet have been sending out e mails informing of cancelled flights and then sending back up e mails saying sorry - not cancelling but changing flight times? Apparantly this has been happening over last 48 hours?


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