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Old 15th Jan 2014, 21:21
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Thank you.

Had a read and the stating that the Aqcuisition of Olympic will cause losses in last quarter. Guess it will be the integration of Olympic that will be challenge.

Funny EU allowing monopoly situation.........
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 23:01
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racedo - I would encourage you to Google to read up on the Aegean - Olympic takeover / merger. I believe the rationale given was that Olympic was in such trouble that a refusal to permit integration with Aegean would have led to Olympic very likely ceasing to fly commercially in a substantial way.

I believe EU competition law permits merger of 2 companies with non-trivial market share when there is significant doubt as to whether one company is a going concern - a similiar logic prevailed with IAG / British Airways buying bmi. Aer Lingus seems to be in good health, showing no sign of major problems like bankruptcy so Ryanair is being denied permission to take over Aer Lingus. If Aer Lingus were to spend a few years losing a ton of money and looked like going bust, then MOL might get his way. Until then, MOL will have to just carry on with life.

I'm sure your buddies in Dublin will be able to stand on their own 2 feet when competing in Greece though
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 07:43
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There have been some leaks concerning the new Dublin - St. Petersburg route. Most probably it will be flown from April onwards three times a week. The preliminary schedules suggest early departures from DUB (6:00 - 6:30 AM), the time of arrival in St. Petersburg just after 13:00 local time. The travel days would be Tue, Thu, Sat.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 08:55
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Further expansion at EIN

New routes for EIN:

EIN-MJV 2/7
EIN-CFU 1/7
EIN-TSF 3/7

Most probably operated by second based aircraft at EIN.
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Old 16th Jan 2014, 09:35
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Aegean is a great little airline. Consistently profitable until the Greek meltdown happened, itís already back in the black even though the economy is still a total mess. Add to that a terrific reputation for service and a string of awards. Not the sort of thing you associate with a Greek airline, I can only conclude that they are very well managed, and the few contacts I have with them suggests they have a strong and affirmative corporate culture.

Will be an interesting battle. It will hurt Aegean but I doubt it will cripple them
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 15:52
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Autumn to now = Kenny Jacobs. Congrats
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 16:10
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Autumn to now = Kenny Jacobs. Congrats
Ryanair Completes Senior Management Appointments

9 Appointments. importantly 8 of those are internal.
Always need new blood but too many destabilises and tells people internally they will not be considered for promotion.
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 16:25
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Lesley Kane who was previously Head of Sales & Marketing is promoted to become Ryanairís new Head of Groups & Corporate Sales.
I hope I'm not being naive here, but this seemed a somewhat surprising announcement for 2 reasons:
- How is moving from head of sales+marketing to head of group/corporate sales a promotion ?
- With a network that is still heavily reliant on airports in leisure-focussed locations and areas with modest population density, how much potential is there really for significant amounts of corporate sales ? Or is this a coded way of reinforcing the message that the company wants to move much more towards primary airports ?
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 16:35
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I hope I'm not being naive here, but this seemed a somewhat surprising announcement for 2 reasons:
- How is moving from head of sales+marketing to head of group/corporate sales a promotion ?
- With a network that is still heavily reliant on airports in leisure-focussed locations and areas with modest population density, how much potential is there really for significant amounts of corporate sales ? Or is this a coded way of reinforcing the message that the company wants to move much more towards primary airports ?
More close involvement with T Agents perhaps ?
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Old 17th Jan 2014, 16:45
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All but one are internal promotions. Well earned reward for those who have served Ryanair loyally over the years.
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Old 19th Jan 2014, 05:07
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FR about to cancel BGY-CIA (3 daily). Last flights bookable 29 March.
Ryanair to cancel flights between Milan and Rome - ANSA English - ANSA.it
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Old 20th Jan 2014, 17:50
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Customer service and all that......
Ryanair passengers 'mutiny' after plane forced to land at airport 250 miles from destination - Irish Mirror Online


Ryanair passengers revolt and steal from alcohol trolley after delay | Mail Online


Don't know which article is correct.

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Old 20th Jan 2014, 19:27
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Customer service and all that...
Pray, tell us what Ryanair did wrong here.
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 09:13
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"English passengers would not have behaved like this and the British plod would probably have arrested rather than negotiated with the lot of them."

I admire your view of "English passengers".

British police would have been quite unlikely to arrest the lot, an arrest requires 2-4 man hours, times half the pax on board, well...
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 10:54
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Part of the problem is Ryanairs reputation, people are on edge from the minute they walking into the airport (it used to be the website, but that seems much better now?) its a shame because in terms of dealing with unplanned diversions FR are normally very good in this regard, but i suspect the passengers feared being dumped and left to fend for themselves based on the many Ryanair myths out there.

English passengers would not have behaved like this and the British plod would probably have arrested rather than negotiated with the lot of them.

So French culture, Ryanair Myth/perceived historical reputation

Is CDG/ORY open at this time of day?

Put it another way Paris is a Capital city, if i was flying into any London airport that had a night curfew and they dropped me in Newcastle I'd be thinking it was for their convenience not mine, is Nantes a FR base?
What a load of crap............English people would have behaved better.

Moron see, Moron do...................Nationality has SFA to do with it.

Ask the staff that were abused at Gatwick at Christmas by Pax if people behaved with stiff upper lip or as reported on here the Aer Lingus staff abused at Dub by pax when things were held up.

As for flying into CDG / ORY, your flight is going to Southend and can't land so lets just call LHR and tell them we want to land, right that should be a fun conversation.
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 11:26
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A vet should have been called to tranquilize these wild, uncultivated savages and they should have completed their journey as freight.
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 14:42
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As for flying into CDG / ORY, your flight is going to Southend and can't land so lets just call LHR and tell them we want to land, right that should be a fun conversation.

Two other airports, one surly would of accepted and as it was after 23.30 in the evening those airports were hardly packed to the rafters. I'm sure FR didn't even try as it would be a cost to them.

STN/LGW/LTN would of being able to take a flight from SEN.


This is a common problem in BVA and there is no plan in place, if its not the time its the weather.


Ask what happened in KRK last night, Ryanair staff just left passengers for 4 hours before cancelling a flight.
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 15:09
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we don't blockade roads or ports, burn trucks, dump dead sheep in the road either, so don't lecture me on the French please.........these people behaved like animals and professional aircrew should not be subjected to this kind of abuse...period
Fuel Strike by truckers in 2000
Port blockages by those against Veal Calf exports
Unite attacks against managers and families at Grangemouth 2013
Farmer blockages at food and dairy processing plants and retailer distribution sites
Union attacks including deaths of people during miners strike
Jail for animal rights extremists who stole body of elderly woman from her grave | UK news | The Guardian
Digging a body up and attacking a farm

As for nice behaved English people..............Heysel Liverpool fans actions is a reminder and England national team supporters abroad are given a wide berth
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 16:19
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BGY closing for maintenance?

Not sure if it's been noted but it appears Bergamo will be closing for maintenance sometime this Summer, as Malpensa MXP has appeared in the drop-down menu with the exact same destinations as Bergamo although no flights loaded.

Nationality has SFA to do with it.

Ask the staff that were abused at Gatwick at Christmas by Pax if people behaved with stiff upper lip or as reported on here the Aer Lingus staff abused at Dub by pax when things were held up.
Completely agree, pax sometimes believe paying circa 40 euro entitles them to thousands, when if a bus/train was cancelled they'd be left royally in it. Media has a lot to do with this.
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Old 21st Jan 2014, 16:24
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Completely agree, pax sometimes believe paying circa 40 euro entitles them to thousands, when if a bus/train was cancelled they'd be left royally in it. Media has a lot to do with this.
The difference is that one rarely has to wait days for a replacement bus.
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