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Old 13th Apr 2015, 19:56
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Sad story for this airport, if the axe has to fall somewhere, on a purely commercial basis the routes less profitable will get impacted first, generally.

I do recall a similar scenario at City of Derry Airport, lots of trees culled, houses knocked to extend runway to remove performance restrictions only to see a gradual decline in Ryanair operations...
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Old 13th Apr 2015, 21:42
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Originally Posted by AerRyan View Post
Hahaha that's hilarious!
Its also a BS reason, how is it possible to have a shortage of planes in the winter season, Ryanair drop capacity by around half!
Of course it's a BS reason. I'm guessing it was more like this:

Ryanair: "We want a new deal with lower charges."
Tampere: "Here's the best we can do."
Ryanair: "Not good enough. We want lower."
Tampere: "Sorry, we can't."
Ryanair (cracking knuckles): "Nice new terminal you've got here. Be a shame if it ended up... empty, know what I mean?" [Thinks: "the airport will have to cave. The loss of face otherwise, with a new terminal, would be just too much."]
Tampere: "No, sorry, that's the best we can do." [Thinks: we've given them a good price. Tampere to the sun in the winter is a good market. They won't leave.]

Of course it wasn't meant to come to this, but it looks as though someone miscalculated...
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Old 13th Apr 2015, 22:32
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I'm a little confused - some sources say FR are suspending Tampere for winter 2015-16 with an intention to return for summer 2016, while other say FR are closing operations at TMP permanently. Is someone able to advise definitively which is correct ?
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Old 13th Apr 2015, 23:04
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The shortage of aircraft "excuse" is the latest catchphrase from FR and just look at the result's it has delivered. Very little bad PR for puling routes and out of airports...
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Old 13th Apr 2015, 23:12
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In fairness, could they have not got a better excuse, its the oldest and lamest in the book.
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Old 14th Apr 2015, 06:45
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I'm a little confused - some sources say FR are suspending Tampere for winter 2015-16 with an intention to return for summer 2016, while other say FR are closing operations at TMP permanently. Is someone able to advise definitively which is correct ?
The most official explanation of the status quo you can read in English from this source.

It certainly looks like the blackmail in its purest form. FR will have enough planes in winter to fill the new terminal up to its full capacity, anybody in doubt? The yields and LF's on Finnish routes have been better than satisfactory. In other words, the Tampere City Council decision rising the amount of marketing support still could bring some winter season flights. Other negotiations could even facilitate the creation of first Finnish base there. Well, it will not happen, I don't think enough funds could be found in so short time. Tampere still could try to lure e.g. Wizz Air to connect Tampere with Warsaw and/or Budapest, but time may not be enough to achieve that.
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Old 14th Apr 2015, 08:27
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The shortage of aircraft "excuse" is the latest catchphrase from FR

Who asked for a sparkling refurbished terminal?


Load factor is king. 100 million passengers and 300 aircraft is a fact.
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 16:54
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Sure they are, but Aircraft don't gain passengers on the ground for months
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 20:41
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Sure they are, but Aircraft don't gain passengers on the ground for months

Since when has Ryanair stated they are grounding aircraft this winter ?

Last Nov and Dec they carried in excess of 6 Million passengers..............
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 21:00
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Not the first time they've "promised to come back somewhere after the winter" either?

Not beyond the bounds of possibility that other airlines could want to take Tampere services over.
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 23:35
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I'm sure Fr fly STN to Naples in Italy (LIRN), or at least have done very recently but I can't find it as a destination on the booking page.

Am I imagining it of have FR dropped the route?
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 09:14
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Am I imagining it of have FR dropped the route?
They have never flown there. Try Easyjet.
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 16:13
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CC uniform changes?

Can anyone confirm that what I saw on my recent BSL-DUB-BSL flights is an actual change ..... female cabin crew with long pony tail hairdos or their own natural hair instead of the Ryanair 'chignon' ... and no name badges being worn. Are these part of the new changes?

Also, no inflight magazines on either leg ... hence no food information OR prices. Is this just a temporary hiccough or a new initiative (guess what food is on offer and then play 'The Price is Right')?
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 19:29
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Alsacienne, the only practical advice we can offer you is for you to discuss any concerns you have with your GP.
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 22:08
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 22:27
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I recently flew BGY to DUB and the crew didn't hand out the inflight magazine. When they asked me if i wanted any food or drinks i did get a drink but as i only had limited euros left to spend i declined anything else as i didn't know the price of the offerings. To be honest the crew on my flight seemed disinterested which annoyed me as i really champion Ryanair crew.
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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 06:56
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To be honest the crew on my flight seemed disinterested which annoyed me as i really champion Ryanair crew.
And that's exactly how I felt as I find Ryanair gets better and better once you know how they operate and particularly of late.

Stansted beckons again next month so I'll get a chance to see if that was a one-off or if other changes are afoot. Whilst this may not change the face of Loco operations as we know them, I do hope other PPRuNe members will share their experiences ...
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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 08:55
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I m a french ryanair cabin crew based in CRL ! As a crew you are supposed to know not all but almost all the prices of each things on board ( I mean at least foods and drinks) If there is any inflight magazine (could happens) the crew can check the price on the EPOS ! The N1 is supposed during the briefing (before the flight) to check if the rest of the crew know the promotions and prices !
But i understand that this story annoyed you !
It s weird because BGY-DUB is operating by DUB crew and in DUB they are supposed to be so so so so strict ....
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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 11:24
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in DUB they are supposed to be so so so so strict
.... which is why I was so surprised to see such relaxed rules on the BSL-DUB routings ... with DUB staff!
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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 12:46
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I flew BOH- PMI 2 weeks ago and there was also no in flight magazine on either leg
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