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Old 10th Jun 2009, 10:27
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I would be surprised if EZY start up a route to Vilnius.

Star1 are planning to start the route at the end of June and airBaltic are expected to recommence in October so would be far too much competition.
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Old 10th Jun 2009, 14:55
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brussles airlines operate lgw-bru
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Old 10th Jun 2009, 15:22
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London - Brussels

brussles airlines operate lgw-bru
In total for London then:
Brussels Airlines from Gatwick to Brussels.
BMI from Heathrow to Brussels.
British Airways from Heathrow to Brussels.
VLM from London City to Brussels and Antwerp.

British Airways code shared on LGW - BRU with Brussels Airlines up until recently. I think when the code share stopped the frequency reduced.
VLM's Brussels route is down to one daily.
BMI are now using much smaller aircraft.
Blue Air recently stopped flying between Stansted and Brussels.
Ryanair's relaunched Stansted to Charleroi didn't last very long...

So yes the London to Brussels market has seen a reduction in number of seats since last year, but maybe this is a natural adjustment.
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 06:53
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Manchester

Anyone have any info on when the winter 09/10 routes / timetable is to be released for EZY at MAN?
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 08:46
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RE: EZY to OTP

They did fly to OTP from LGW last year, but the route was scrapped due to poor loads. I think if you dig deep in to Easyjet 3 thread its mentioned there.
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 09:55
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The winter routes from Manchester were released quite a long time ago. Indeed, the bargain fares have largely gone and you would be better off waiting for a winter sale to book. The routes to Greece, Turkey and Corsica stop in Oct/Nov but will presumably be back for next summer.
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Old 12th Jun 2009, 14:05
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The OTP toute was a very good route load wise, 96% Load factor. The route was canned due to poor revenue from on board sales. Rarely took £200 most days. hence, aircraft used on a route with better revenue from sales.
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 07:59
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The routes to Greece, Turkey and Corsica stop in Oct/Nov
So what will replace these destinations during winter, or is the 3rd based aircraft only based at MAN for the summer?
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Old 13th Jun 2009, 10:59
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FAO CharlieRoy

The Brussels Airlines/BA codeshare probably ended when BA sold off BA Connect to Flybe

Out of NCL, Brussels Airlines now codeshare with flybe using a Brussels Airlines Avro RJ. I'm guessing the same is probably true out of LGW too.

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Old 13th Jun 2009, 12:21
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Rome FCO as a base?

Anyone know when FCO will be opened as an easyJet base?
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Old 14th Jun 2009, 13:16
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and will they fly more routes from Bournemouth to places like Rome?
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Old 14th Jun 2009, 13:27
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Easyjet At Newcastle

Does anyone know when they will base there 4th A319 at Newcastle and if they are going to do any new routes from Newcastle???
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 20:59
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Stansted

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I've been looking at the STN schedule for this Summer and Winter and I'm quite disappointed to see the operation being scaled back. Over the past 2 years we've lost BSL, LEI, VLC GVA (Winter only now), we have also seen a reduction in frequencies. The only new route we've had recently is the FNC and now thatís down to 4 weekly.

Does anyone know what easyjetís plan is for the STN base. I'm getting fed up with my local airport being Ryanair Ryanair Ryanair. I know its their major hub but easyJet seem to be being frightened off by MOL.

I understand LTN and LGW are EZY's main hubs as it were but easyJet have cut themselves a little niche at STN flying to places that FR donít or offering better frequencies, times, prices etc. STN does have a large catchment area and I know many people, including myself who will not fly FR if they can help it. I just think it's a shame we are now down to below 10 aircraft this winter and barely on 12/13 this summer. Id love to see EZY put FR in its place a bit. Just because they base 40 planes at STN doesnít mean they can do what they like. The customer is loosing out......
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Old 15th Jun 2009, 21:19
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ryand36 - the customer is, as you say, losing out. However EZY are scaling STN back because it doesn't really make much in the way of money, when there are more promising opprotunities for basing aircraft elsewhere in the UK (e.g. LGW, where EZY pretty much have a monopoly on LCC flying) or Europe (e.g. Italy where Alitalia although no longer in cardiac arrest is still in intensive care)
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Old 16th Jun 2009, 07:28
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David

You raise a very good point, and i want easyjet to do well. I'm a big fan as you can see . So we here at STN are going to have a half-hearted attempt by EZY it seems. I have a sneaky feeling they'll leave us and go to LGW or just give use 5/6 planes. If that happens I HOPE bmibaby or someone comes in to take over. Ryanair needs competition. Stansted is worth more than MOL and his heavy handed ways. But I guess for now I'll have to survive with watching 1 easyJet plane an hour and 20 Ryanair planes. Great lol. My flight this year with easyJet are quite expensive when compared to last year. If everyoneís paying that then they canít be doing that bad. Great lol.
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Old 16th Jun 2009, 07:42
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It's sad to see what easyJet has done to the operation at Stansted it inherited from Go.

On the other hand, it's partly the behaviour of passengers like myself that's responsible. I choose to fly Ryanair rather than easyJet out of Stansted mainly because: (a) the fares are - generally - cheaper, (b) I can't stand easyJet's awful "boarding experience" and (c) the airlines' relative punctuality (although my two recent easyJet flights, a few weeks ago, were both on time).
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Old 16th Jun 2009, 07:54
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Seat62K - I'd agree with you that itís the passengers partly to blame. Which makes it even sadder? I fly 6 times a year and pretty much 80% of the time I have 2 choice. FR or EZY same airport just different times. Ryanair may be on time and cheap but on destinations they compete with EZY on they are actually quite expensive. And to me Iíd rather spend an extra £10 to fly with airline who in my mind are much more professional. The crew on both are great don't get me wrong and both airlines get you form A to B safely. But I always feel much more valued on EZY than I do on FR. And I cant stand the delightful adverts in their yellow cabin. EasyJet is just much more sophisticated to me. Even if it is a LCC they still have some standards. And as for punctuality EZY have improved a lot lately. I'm guessing most people now donít look at EZY as much and just go with FR expecting them to be cheapest.

I think if easyJet committed a bit more they could really create a nice medium sized operation at London Stansted (STN) to add some variety and competition at FRís beloved hub.
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Old 16th Jun 2009, 08:21
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Some suggestions for a EZY larger STN base:
Lisbon
Vienna
Zurich
Lanzarote
Gran Canaria
Marrakech
Agadir
Malta
Sofia
Gibraltar
Menorca
Reykjavik
Bergen
Bucharest
Paphos/Larnaca
Jersey
Tunis/Monastir
Dalaman/Bodrum
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Old 16th Jun 2009, 08:31
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Add to that list the reintroduction of the BSL route. When easyJet pulled it we got Ryanair. 3 times a week Tues, Thus and Sunday at hideous times. Maybe a Paris flight? A Brussels? Maybe restart the Almeria route and offer the year round connection they used to. Make Ibiza year round, to stop Ryanair getting established on the route.
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Old 16th Jun 2009, 15:20
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Explain to me why this isn't seriously competing with their own efforts at Gatwick?
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