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Old 30th Aug 2015, 13:50
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FR holding a press conference to announce flights out of Milan-MXP (T1) on Wednesday.

Wonder if it will be just a transfer of the 10 domestic routes at BGY and perhaps the odd INT route and perhaps a return to Rome-Milan market

Easyjet's domestic could be an interesting one to watch over the next year if they do transfer all domestic routes.
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Old 31st Aug 2015, 16:58
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New Base MXP

Ryanair are set to announce Milan Malpensa as its 12 Italian base running along side Milan orio al serio.

Routes thought to be announced shortly

London Stansted 3 x daily
Madrid Daily
Naples Daily

More routs set to be announced shortly.
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Old 1st Sep 2015, 10:31
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New route Summer 2015 Copenhagen:

Porto 3/week

News to be announced within a few weeks: new base at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Ryanair set to take off from Schiphol - NL Times
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Old 1st Sep 2015, 10:35
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An announcement due at DUB on Thursday, would imagine in regard to growth for S16.
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Old 1st Sep 2015, 16:21
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News to be announced within a few weeks: new base at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Ryanair set to take off from Schiphol - NL Times
My guess is they will either head to head with easyJet on the Amsterdam to London routes, either from Luton or Stansted.

Prepare for it to get messy and the bottom to fall out on ticket prices!

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I wonder how the taxiing and turnaround situation will suit Ryanair at AMS, depending on the runway you land on, you can regularly have a 20 minute taxi to the gate. This eats into valuable to turnaround time.

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Old 1st Sep 2015, 16:31
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Looks like also there will be new bases in Ibiza and Santiago de Compostela for S16 looking at some of the flight timings in the STN schedule.
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Old 1st Sep 2015, 22:41
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Originally Posted by daz211
Ryanair are set to announce Milan Malpensa as its 12 Italian base running along side Milan orio al serio.

Routes thought to be announced shortly

London Stansted 3 x daily
Madrid Daily
Naples Daily

More routs set to be announced shortly.
Naples would be the most remarkable news - a large white spot on the FR routemap until now!
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Old 1st Sep 2015, 22:44
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Originally Posted by gilesdavies
I wonder how the taxiing and turnaround situation will suit Ryanair at AMS, depending on the runway you land on, you can regularly have a 20 minute taxi to the gate. This eats into valuable to turnaround time.
The turnaround starts when the aircraft arrives on stand, taxi time is irrelevant.
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Old 2nd Sep 2015, 06:35
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Originally Posted by LandingConfig
taxi time is irrelevant.
Tell that to an airline scheduler.
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Originally Posted by gilesdavies
I wonder how the taxiing and turnaround situation will suit Ryanair at AMS, depending on the runway you land on, you can regularly have a 20 minute taxi to the gate. This eats into valuable to turnaround time.
When I worked at EDI, ATC made me laugh in the days of the FR B732s with the transmission "Ryanair 812 you are cleared to hurtle on to stand 1A".

At AMS I can envisage them coming off 36R stuck behind a dawdling EVA Air or the like, looking for an overtaking opportunity

Or is that just me?
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Old 2nd Sep 2015, 07:39
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Landing Config,
Taxi time is highly relevant and outside of cost one of the main reasons that FR haven't jumped at many large airports, though that is changing...

FA10,
Re Naples, how long until FR do open a base there? EasyJet have retreated from bases are MAD and FCO. And more than every FR seem to be challenging easyJet more than ever...big opposition on domestics ex STN recently, AMS seems to be set for go, CPH routes etc.

EasyJet dont waste money usually fighting it out on new routes, but it seems likely easyJet will need to face the challenge more rigorously...
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Old 2nd Sep 2015, 09:59
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London summer schedules launched...growth at all 3 airports;

Welcome to Ryanair!

Milan Malpensa base (1 aircraft) opening from 1st December with routes to Stansted, Comiso, Bucharest, and Seville;
Welcome to Ryanair!
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Old 2nd Sep 2015, 11:30
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In the past it was RYR who kept away from major airports and opened up the provincial airports. They trumpeted, often correctly, that with short taxi times, low ATC congestion = no delays, fast baggage collection times, good enough public transport that the pax got to their destination faster than via the major hub. easyjet often chose the major hub. RYR kept out of their way. Then, a few years ago, e.g. MAN, MAD, FCO et al RYR followed ez into some of those major hubs. You're have to analyse the routes to see how much head to head there was, but by venturing into expensive major hubs, and following the orange ball, RYR seemed to be adjusting its model. In 2000 ez was AMS's 2nd largest user after KLM, even though they didn't have a base there; they had many movements in/out and wanted desperately to have a base. They cancelled the idea of a base in 2001. AMS's resistance, and other logistics to scheduling changed their mind. The growth of the airline, and a change of heart in AMS, has now opened up the opportunity. For RYR it is a major change, although I thought MAD was also a major shift in strategy and certainly FCO. Latino attitudes and Irish ones don't mix. I can see MOL tearing his hair out soon. CPH proved a major hub too far. We'll see about AMS. Both those northern countries have a tinge of Latino in their culture.
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Old 2nd Sep 2015, 15:27
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Originally Posted by EI-BUD
Landing Config,
Taxi time is highly relevant and outside of cost one of the main reasons that FR haven't jumped at many large airports, though that is changing...
Cost is a separate matter. We are talking about turnaround times.
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Old 2nd Sep 2015, 15:35
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FR use either a 25 or 35 minute turnaround, the latter becoming much more common across Spanish and some major airports. 35 minutes is more less normal for most carriers now days anyway. LGW gets 30 minutes.

Anyway flight times are from push back to arrival on stand.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 09:23
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Dublin - Amsterdam confirmed from 27th of October (4x daily) with other routes getting increased frequencies - 15 % growth at Dublin for S16.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 09:46
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90 minute turnaround for one of the AMS services, rest are 25 mins
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 10:59
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Think they are just trying the DUB - AMS route to see how it works
Before throwing more destinations in.
I would have loved to have seen STN - AMS.
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 11:08
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They are adding DUB AMS to penetrate more of the Aer Lingus network. Simples. AMS may be a bit different to BRU for them as Aer Lingus has strong feed to KLM from that route, where as BRU wouldn't have nearly as much, but it has other stuff like government ministers etc...

Aer Lingus will do a good job holding its own and with growing transatlantic feed the AMS route will survive..
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Old 3rd Sep 2015, 13:44
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Does anyone know when reservation for flights in March and April open? A lot of flights from Manchester are showing as sold out for these times and I can't imagine they're fully booked already?
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