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Old 30th Sep 2015, 15:47
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As I recall MOL cited the 3 airports LHR, CDG and FRA as no go areas. I never recall AMS being mentioned, that said some things are changing, example, there are repeated mention from various media sources about feeder services to large carriers, that could play a part. Equally, an event like Transavia ops to Dublin from Paris primary airport combined with the continued desire to put it up to Aer Lingus. These sort of things give motivation.

EasyJet seem to be on Ryanair 's radar more than ever..
And they've been stranger to turning up at easyJet's bases (past and present ones), examples include Rome FCO, Madrid, Lisbon and now Amsterdam and Malfeasance... A distinct increase in competitive challenge to easyJet is a feature... Hence part of the interest in some of these airports...
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Old 30th Sep 2015, 18:11
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I'd be surprised if there was a plan for TATL.

Agree. Transatlantic would take their eye off the ball when it comes to targeting 25% of European traffic within 10 years.
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Old 30th Sep 2015, 21:42
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TATL with 737-800s? Not a hope in hell without a refuelling stop!
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Old 30th Sep 2015, 21:57
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KLM/Privatair do AMS - Houston B738, but then again premium low density seating high fare paying pax paid for by their employer. I thought LH used to do/ was doing something similar from DUS to USA. Now that would be a different ball game for RYR. But why not? If they could undercut these major carriers at their own game and offer similar service at 30% discount from STN, MAN, DUB, CDG, MAD, AMS, GLA/EDI, BFS, LIS, TOU, NRN, EIN, perhaps there is a successful business plan to be had. Is there a will? Perhaps there is a way.
I'm not suggesting they 'should' do it, I just question if it might be feasible with dedicated a/c, and cabin crew.
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Old 30th Sep 2015, 22:26
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Think its been a while since Privatair KLM did that route and it was a 73G which is a different beast to a lowcost FR 737
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 12:17
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Ryanair have now clarified their announcement about Prestwick flights next summer. The frequency of Pisa flights will remain the same as 2015 - twice weekly - but the period of operation will be extended from part to full season. Contrary to 737aviator's comment that Corfu looks like it is being dropped from Prestwick for 2016 it has been confirmed that it will operate and the schedule is now loaded on the Ryanair website though not yet on sale.

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Old 1st Oct 2015, 15:01
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Ryanair chairman pours cold water on O'Leary plan - Independent.ie
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 19:37
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Looking at that photo EI-EIDW, Mr Bonderman certainly looked as if he was 'ironing' out any such perception.
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 19:42
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He was saying he is a Sceptic ..................... not that he was completely against it.

Think he has found out to his benefit that MOL has a habit of making things work profitably.
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 19:53
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It is convention within the UK and Ireland that the chairman of a large company listed on a stock exchange should always support the CEO in public, particularly when talking to the press. What goes on behind closed doors is of course an entirely separate matter.

If the chairman cannot give unqualified support about a CEO's statements on a topic, there is a significant chance that the two people have argued extensively on the subject.
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Old 1st Oct 2015, 20:07
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
It is convention within the UK and Ireland that the chairman of a large company listed on a stock exchange should always support the CEO in public, particularly when talking to the press. What goes on behind closed doors is of course an entirely separate matter.

If the chairman cannot give unqualified support about a CEO's statements on a topic, there is a significant chance that the two people have argued extensively on the subject.
Ryanair doesn't do conventional.

He got asked an open question and was pretty straight up in answering it, given Bonderman is a Texan and doesn't do interviews then some Journo got lucky in getting Interview.

Bottom line is MOL runs the company not Bonderman.
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 15:28
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Checked-in online this afternoon using the new Ryanair BETA website. It froze when I chose the select seat option resulting in me having to start again. Upon completion of check-in, the boarding pass appeared in a very odd format which would not print. The only way to resolve this was to revert to the old site, retrieve the booking and print the boarding pass from there. No problem with that.

Returned to the BETA site and selected the 'send feedback' option. Wrote a brief account of the technical issues. Upon pressing 'SEND' a red box appeared: "AJAX error thrown. JSON Parse Error. Unexpected identifier ... etc." Tried two or three more times, modifying the inputs slightly. Same outcome on each occasion.

I urge Ryanair to keep the old version of the website available until further notice. As an Apple OSX Mavericks user, I wouldn't like to be relying on the BETA website in its current form whilst traveling away from home.

Has anybody else here had a better experience of this new BETA site yet? Is it just an issue for MAC users?
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 15:40
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Used it yesterday to check in without any problems.
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 15:48
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Thanks, Shanwickman. Were you using an Apple device, or were you using a Microsoft-based machine?
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 16:08
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Not true at all. If you go via Ireland to EWR/BOS a 737-800 flight is certainly viable, especially if you cut down the number of seats to 150.
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Old 7th Oct 2015, 16:23
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Has anybody else here had a better experience of this new BETA site yet? Is it just an issue for MAC users?
I tried it a few times this morning on my Win 7 PC using the latest Firefox but the beta website was not displaying correctly and was unusable. I called up the old website and it had no MyRyanair login at the top (a problem we had earlier in the year). I then switched to Google Chrome and the new beta site was displaying absolutely perfectly. I did have to re-enter some details, phone no. etc but my bookings went through smoothly and confirmation emails arrived instantly.

I'm assuming that with my passport details now saved on the site they will automatically appear when checking in saving time in the future.
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Old 8th Oct 2015, 13:18
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Ryanair will not serve Finland this Winter. Next Summer season there will be no more flights from the UK to Tampere. Ryanair will continue flying to TMP just from two airports: BRE and BUD, all other routes will be terminated. Lappeenranta and Turku will not be served at all.

In the future, Chief Commercial Officer David O'Brien is willing to consider HEL as a destination possibly cooperating with Finnair to provide connecting flight to AY's Asian destinations.

This information is based on today's official news broadcasted by Finnish Radio.
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Old 14th Oct 2015, 23:12
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How about you look next time, huh Racedo?

Ryanair announce new Corfu base

Welcome to Ryanair!

1 BASED AIRCRAFT, $100M INVESTMENT & 11 NEW ROUTES

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (14 Oct) announced it will open a new base at Corfu (No. 75), from April 2016, with 1 based aircraft (an investment of $100m), 11 new routes to Birmingham, Bratislava, Budapest, Cologne, Rome, Katowice, Poznan, Pisa, Rzeszow, Venice and Warsaw and more flights to Brussels Charleroi, East Midlands, London Stansted & Milan Bergamo, which will deliver 300,000 customers p.a. and support 225* “on-site” jobs, as Ryanair doubles its Corfu traffic.

From April, Ryanair will open a base in Corfu and deliver:

1 based aircraft ($100m)
11 new routes
21 routes in total
More flights to Brussels (1 to 2 weekly), East Midlands (1 to 2), London S (4 to 5) & Milan B (4 to 5)
300,000 customers p.a. (+150,000)
225* “on site” jobs p.a.
11 New Corfu Summer 2016 Routes

Routes

Frequencies

Birmingham

2 x weekly

Bratislava

1 x weekly

Budapest

1 x weekly

Cologne

2 x weekly

Rome Fiumicino

2 x weekly

Katowice

1 x weekly

Poznan

1 x weekly

Pisa

2 x weekly

Rzeszow

1 x weekly

Venice Treviso

2 x weekly

Warsaw Modlin

1 x weekly

In Corfu, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:

“Ryanair is pleased to announce that we will open a new Corfu base from April, our fourth in Greece, with one aircraft and 21 routes, which will deliver 300,000 customers p.a. and support 225 jobs at Corfu Airport. Greece is a significant growth market for Ryanair, and we will continue to connect our Greek airports with Europe’s major cities such as Brussels London and Milan, making Ryanair the ideal choice for business and leisure customers.

To celebrate our new Corfu base we are releasing seats for sale at prices starting from just €29.99 for travel from April and May, which must be booked by Friday (16 Oct). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto Official Ryanair Website | Cheap Flights | Exclusive Deals and avoid missing out.”

- See more at: Welcome to Ryanair!
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Old 15th Oct 2015, 05:33
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Ryanair announce new Corfu base

And who goes to/from Corfu in the winter? Is this a season base rather than all year round?
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Old 15th Oct 2015, 08:28
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Bottom line is MOL runs the company not Bonderman.
So long as Mr Bonderman provides the financial wherewithal, I suspect MOL will pay much more attention than you think. And yes, I know Ryanair are listed on the NYSE. I think you'll find Mr Bonderman played a significant role in bringing them there in the first place.
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