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Old 29th Jul 2019, 13:45
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 18:02
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FR7118 from Strasbourg to Stansted on Sunday 28 July had an aborted take off because of possible bird-strike and returned to stand for assessment and if necessary repair and sign off. Why were engineers were flown in from Milan Bergamo when there is an FR base at Karlsruhe-Baden? Many thanks.
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 18:51
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Looks like Mr O'Leary is losing patience with Boeing over the delay in B737MAX (B737-8200) re-certification.
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 18:59
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
FR7118 from Strasbourg to Stansted on Sunday 28 July had an aborted take off because of possible bird-strike and returned to stand for assessment and if necessary repair and sign off. Why were engineers were flown in from Milan Bergamo when there is an FR base at Karlsruhe-Baden? Many thanks.
Crew / Aircraft base does not equal engineers, and even if it does the engineers are only likely to be for overnight work in a small base. During the day the main stay of the engineers will be in bigger bases such as BGY/STN and hence why the Learjets are based there
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 20:32
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Thanks GJP. I did see the Learjet parked up by our 737-800! And they all did a damn good job. It's so easy to criticize FR and their terms and conditions ... but when it comes to safety and rigorous hull servicing, they are excellent.
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 14:42
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In a call with analysts, the airline boss also warned that Ryanair might cut routes from London to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Someone needs to tell Mikey that they've alerady dropped these routes with the exception of EDI which is ending shortly.
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 22:35
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Bad news video MOL

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Old 1st Aug 2019, 10:06
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im afraid 20 airbus v ezy airbus fleet don't cut it, they can cut and cut but when theres nothing more to cut, then what happens bud?
so much for bigger is best, 900 jobs to go?
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 16:48
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Looks like FR will give up their last German domestic route SXF-CGN this winter.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 11:41
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With the 900 jobs to go,are the seasonal jobs included in this number.??
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 17:42
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Whilst I've no knowledge on the subject, if I were to take a best guess in light of the recent news, I think BFS and maybe BOH are the most at risk of base closure (currently only a single aircraft each and with route networks that can largely be covered by non-based aircraft)- No reason why they cannot continue with a reduced schedule similar to that currently in GLA, NCL or CWL.

Base cuts I think LPL is a potential risk, as is maybe EDI and possibly somewhere like BRS, BHX or LBA.

EMA and PIK I think will be reasonably safe, both are well established/long standing and strategically quite important crew bases especially from a technical/training point of view.

LTN and SEN I think will be quite safe also; the access those aircraft give to "first wave" slots in a congested London market will be extremely valuable and cannot see the logic of letting them go. STN they may have a bit more flexibility to shift towards more non-based flying with vast European network served from there.

MAN too I think is a similar situation and has seen a phenomenal amount of growth over recent seasons.

Of course, lets hope any cuts are a minimalist as possible and best wishes to the pilots, cabin crew and colleagues that frankly do an incredibly important and fantastic job in what is a massively testing time for the aviation business.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 20:23
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The answer to where the axe may fall lies in MOL's new bonus targets. Specifically, he needs to grow Ryanair's net income and push the share price. That probably means an end to growing passenger numbers at nominal income, he needs to focus on profitable routes. That's already apparent in the closing of SXF-CGN and all but pulling BFS- MAN. Routes which have high load factors but low yields are at risk. Possibly routes where RYR is in competition with easyJet and Wizz may be considered as being under threat as they probably depress yield. If MOL is truly driven by net income - which in turn will drive the share price - he will not be afraid of conceding sub optimal routes to his rivals, which may have been anathema in the past.
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 20:42
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Will we be saying bye-bye to SXB ... or simply au revoir after S19?
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Old 2nd Aug 2019, 23:43
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Aside from the Max challenges and uncertainty, he's admitting this week that there are markets under huge strain, I.e. Frankfurt.

Lufthansa have not taken Ryanair's entry to Frankfurt likely. The message is clear Ryanair will only invest into unprofitable routes for a limited period of time, by which time the incumbent throws in the towel and Ryanair gets all of the business. Lufthansa and easyJet since Carolyn McCall's departure have shown that you play the long game and challenge Ryanair instead of giving up on your market. Frankfurt is an example, as is Belfast in the case of easyJet.

I'm not entirely convinced that Ryanair have the lowest cost base in Europe of the LCCs, I think in unit cost Wizz would be ahead and a few LCCs comparacble.

We see at many UK bases where Ryanair and easyJet battle it out, that easyJet is larger in , flights and based aircraft numbers.... says a lot.

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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 03:13
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Yesterday Nimes was closed due to forest fire.

A tracker aircraft crashed whilst fire bombing killing the pilot.
Daughter and two small children were coached to Montpellier where the Ryanair flight had diverted to.
Excellent service, well organised especially as a black day on french roads..30 mins of traffic delays on the motorways.
Started a thread whichnwas taken down - probably due to a clown criticising my syntax or because I commented that it was far better treatment than my son had at the hands of Big Airlines.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 07:45
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Originally Posted by eye2eye5 View Post
The answer to where the axe may fall lies in MOL's new bonus targets. Specifically, he needs to grow Ryanair's net income and push the share price. That probably means an end to growing passenger numbers at nominal income, he needs to focus on profitable routes. That's already apparent in the closing of SXF-CGN and all but pulling BFS- MAN. Routes which have high load factors but low yields are at risk. Possibly routes where RYR is in competition with easyJet and Wizz may be considered as being under threat as they probably depress yield. If MOL is truly driven by net income - which in turn will drive the share price - he will not be afraid of conceding sub optimal routes to his rivals, which may have been anathema in the past.
I think MAN to FRA also pulled.
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 09:08
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New route (winter route)

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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 20:22
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I think Ryanair are entering a critical period right now. I know they are very profitable, but they have problems coming in several directions. Many large and very profitable companies have found it very hard, in the past, to keep going in the right direction. Some have failed. I said when FR cancelled a large number of flights due to pilots having to take holidays, that they way they handled that crisis would be very telling for the future. I had a flight cancelled at that time, I had to book new flights that cost me more money. I have had a second flight cancelled now, no consideration from Fr at all. On every flight they cancel, there will be a number of pax, large or small, that will have been caused financial loss. In my case, I was connecting to another flight. Now to make that flight, I have to travel the night before and pay for a hotel room. FR will say, we are a point to point carrier, that is correct. But for many, they are embarking on more than just the Fr flight. It is the last time they will do this on me. So as they keep pissing pax off, there will be those who will vote with their wallets. There will be those who will still use them, if the fare is low enough. And that is part of the FR problem, they have no regard towards the paying pax, the pax have no loyalty towards FR.

A previous poster mentioned Bfs as a base at risk. He is probably correct. Trouble for Fr is, they have a large number of planes on order, they have to put them somewhere, they can't avoid a Bfs for ever, a 6m+ pax airport. If they can't make Bfs work, what does that mean for the many far smaller airports that they might have to put aircraft into? Most of the larger airports have Fr services. And they can't make Fra work!

Another poster mentioned culling not very profitable routes. That puts you on a path of contraction. Fr seem to be closing routes all over the place at the moment. There comes a point when that option is all worn out. They have reduced Bfs - Stn to 2 services a week. Bfs- Man goes the same way at the start of the winter timetable. What use is that to the vast majority of pax? And who thought that 2 a week is a good idea? And what if Wizzair start to take on some of the routes that FR drop? They may be profitable, but not profitable enough for Fr. Wizzair seems to be making good progress, without the bad publicity. They could make enough profit on some of those routes to keep them happy.

For years, Fr treated everyone they came into contact with with contempt. Threats, route closures, base closures you name it. Make a big reduction at Gla, blame it on APD. Expand at Edi, APD not a problem. And press never asked the question, what are you talking about? Now I think Fr have lots of issues, but no goodwill anywhere to get the help they might need. Long runs the fox!
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Old 3rd Aug 2019, 20:39
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True Blue - I voted with my wallet in 2014 after a particularly noisy flight BHX - DUB where it seemed a lot of Pax (all c20 something single males) were intent on singing and shouting loudly for the duration.
Fortunately its a short flight. FR CC seemed unable to cope.
So, Lingus now get my once a year return trip.
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Old 4th Aug 2019, 08:12
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https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/n...J3QRHISYkFXOok

Ryanair shifting many aircraft and staff to Malta Air.

Ryanair lay off staff (contract short term) and mothball aircraft every winter- so this laying off staff happens every year- coupled with the shift to Malta Air. Isn't this just the usual smoke and mirrors that they are famous for? Generates news and any news is always good for FR.
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