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Old 30th Jan 2011, 19:46
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Angry SSH liverpool

Flew SSH-MCR recently and flight only 60% full so dont see EZYadding it to LPL .Wish they would but not after recent events in Egypt.
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 18:43
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Well done to Easyjet for carrying over the 50m mark in passenger
terms (for the first time) this last year.

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Old 6th Feb 2011, 01:16
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Easyjet from MAN

Well done EZY ref. 50m PAX. However would be good to see some interesting new routes from MAN rather than just bucket and spade routes (only PMI so far!). Definately caught napping up there by RYR - hopefully that will change soon though and customers will see some more route development. Any comments from anyone in the know would be interesting?
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 04:47
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DommyDom, PMI will be the only new route this Summer ex MAN. However you, and others, seem to be disappointed at the U2's route network out of MAN. A 6th based aircraft is being added this Summer which will be used all day, day in day out operating a total of 22 routes plus the GVA (operated by LPL) with 5 of those aircraft and 21 of the routes being launched in the last 3 years.

Now, don't misunderstand me, a couple of the "lost MAN routes" would be nice to replace and perhaps some off the beaten track destinations but it's no good if they are going to be carting around fresh air or if the capacity within Easyjet (alot of competition from European bases for a/c-only MAN and LGW will grow in UK this year) and so we are still likely to see more mundane routes that carry alot of people paying the correct fares.

That said, possibilities in the pipeline are BIO, OPO and VCE. As I understand, GOT isn't during great at the moment.
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 10:11
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RE MAN Ive heard they are looking at:

SAW-leftover from this year
GIB- it was due to be a MAN route but lack of aircraft meant it ran from LPL
MXP- slots have been loaded a few times over the past 2 years, so is 2012 finally the time this gets added
MAD- not happy that their monopoly of the NW is about to be broken
VCE- Like easyflier has stated already, but Ive heard seperatly that they want to expand into more Italian routes from MAN

On a seperate note, the wish list for me is:

SXF- I know they serve it from LPL, but with such an extensive German network from MAN, Its the one main airport that is screaming out to be served
AMM- would be good to have another mid-east route from MAN, and Im sure a 3 weekly service tied in with lowcostholidays for tours could work
VIE- I think OS are about to jump on this route using bmi, but would be good for a loco on a city break route
OPO- again a route easyflier has listed, but OPO would mean all 4 main portuguese airports are covered from MAN on a scheduled basis
CDG- now that BE/AF have jumped into bed together, they have a monopoly on this route again, so some competition could be healthy, although, if I doubt it will happen as it will cause ticket prices to fall and that wouldnt be good for either airline.
TLV- will be good on a 3 weekly basis to compliment Jet2, and with loads being good (and with jet2 adding frequencies im sure yields are good), there is surely scope for 6 weekly

Anyway, thats me done!
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 10:23
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Metro newspaper advert

Can someone tell easyJet the wisdom of their ways and that they do not serve MXP from Bristol? It's been in the Metro newspaper numerous occasions over the last few weeks.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 00:26
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Easyflyer, thanks for your input - as always your contributions are interesting and insightful. Hopefully BIO and OPO will come off as new routes - I think they will do very well from MAN as they offer areas of Spain/ Portugal that havn't been saturated by other airlines but with great tourism potential (Bilbao as the Basque capital with all that entails (opera house, pinxos (tapas) etc.), Oporto as a UNESCO heritage city, etc.) - also AMM as a good winter/city break (and relatively stable) all year round destination if that is also in the mix. Time will tell but I think based on a reasonably good portfolio of routes so far EZY are at MAN to stay and develop. From what easyflyer and others are implying it sounds like some interesting routes are on the cards. Fingers crossed.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 12:03
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Thanks DommyDom. Easyjet are indeed at MAN to stay. As i said before, MAN will probably be the only UK base other than LGW to see growth over the next year.

AMM is probably a couple of years away IMO and BIO is definitely an interesting place to serve, whether there is enough appetite for what the City has to offer is another matter. GOT is another one of those "slightly out there" routes and by all accounts it's not doing particularly great at the moment, although it is early days.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 14:08
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The airline must have money to waste then.

Are they uplifting just fresh air with the 10th based aircraft at Liverpool?
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 14:13
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Nobody said LPL wasn't doing well Dwlpl? What's the defensiveness for?
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 14:32
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Very quick question for you on reading this page, what two bases are supposed to grow this year?
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 14:36
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Oh and didnt someone post the other day that EZY are expanding at Belfast too?
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 15:13
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Easyflyer83, I think you will also see growth at EDI. Several new routes this year already, including Paphos, Basel & Cologne. Further expansion is also planned with a new based aircraft (hopefully an A320) from September taking the total to 5. There is heavy competition here at EDI from Ryanair who are to shortly have 6 based a/c.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 15:25
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Bristol too BBC News - Easyjet creates 65 new jobs at Bristol Airport
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 15:35
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EZY were recruiting at BFS, 50 staff apparently, but think this is to cover natural wastage and additional summer staff. Don't think BFS is really getting any substancial capacity increases. New route to Malta, but think this is with the already based BFS frames, and extra flight to LPL following the FR BHD exit.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 16:00
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Whoever said scousers are paranoid! I think you'll find dwlpl that the LGW/MAN growth thing came directly from the EZY CEO who said that most UK growth this year would come at those 2 airports. She didn't say other UK airports wouldn't grow.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 16:10
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The post above only mentioned two airports as 'the only' two, EZY CEO wasnt named.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 19:14
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Ah dwlpl, may not be named in the post, but Carolyn McCall has made no secret that MAN is the main point of expansion for the north west, so much so she had to send out press releases telling LPL punters not to worry:

Easyjet CEO Carolyn McCall pledges further growth for Liverpool JLA - Liverpool News - News - Liverpool Daily Post

Particularly:

Delivering her first annual results, the former Guardian Media Group chief executive outlined her plans for the future after having carried out a review of the business.
That includes further expansion at its Manchester operation
Or, for the financial results of 2010 from easyjet themselves:

easyJet plc - Financial review

Capacity was reduced across the UK regions by 6.3% with only Manchester showing any significant growth
Anyway, its beside the point, LPL was not mentioned in any post, so put your paranoia back in your box for another day.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 19:36
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easyjet Manchester v Liverpool expansion

The fact that we may be paranoid does not mean that Manchester Airport are not out to get us (i.e. any routes, operators including easyjet etc) that we have whether they also have them or not.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 19:49
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The fact that we may be paranoid does not mean that Manchester Airport are not out to get us (i.e. any routes, operators including easyjet etc) that we have whether they also have them or not.
Yep, they are out to get 'you'. At the end of the day, MAG/VAS are in direct competition, so, if there is a route MAN wants, that is at LPL (lets take MAD), MAN arnt going to sit back and say 'arrr, let the lil guys have that one, its only fair'...

Same with LPL, if they want a route, they wont sit back and say 'this is one for MAN', they will do what they can to get it.

Anyway, this is an easyjet thread, so lets leave the LPL v MAN thing alone shall we?
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