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_aax1 28th Feb 2017 11:45

Ryanair launching 2x daily Frankfurt am Main in W17.

canberra97 28th Feb 2017 13:42

I was under the impression that TUI are not operating long haul from STN for summer 2018 I had read it somewhere it could have been on here or one of the several online travel websites, which is a real shame as I was hoping for more long haul expansion from TUI at STN. Maybe at some VS may consider adding a STN to Orlando flight in a similar way as they do at BFS and GLA.

_aax1 28th Feb 2017 14:12

I was under the impression long haul was only cancelled for the winter months and returning in S18. Flights aren't out yet so we will have to wait and see, unless anyone has a link on the flights being cancelled all together?

pamann 28th Feb 2017 14:56

The British are an odd bunch, wanting to go long-haul in the summer months during hurricane or monsoon season. Crazy when you consider that the weather is probably a lot better with just a 2-4 hour flight within Europe in the summer months.

I wouldn't be surprised however if we see MBJ/CUN return for summer '18 seeing as these are both key markets and growth areas for Thomson/TUI specifically.

inOban 28th Feb 2017 15:31

I am always puzzled by the UK PAX going to Florida in the summer. The Americans must think we're mad. They only go there in the winter. Did you know that the Agusta golf course in Georgia closes for the summer after the Masters?

compton3bravo 28th Feb 2017 17:20

Simply because it's CHEAP! Being to Florida many times but only in November, February and March.

pamann 28th Feb 2017 18:13


Originally Posted by compton3bravo (Post 9691211)
Simply because it's CHEAP! Being to Florida many times but only in November, February and March.

Depends on your definition of 'Cheap' I guess. But two weeks in Orlando or Cancun in August is 99% more likely to be more expensive than the same two weeks spent in say Corfu.

compton3bravo 28th Feb 2017 19:46

What I was meaning is that it is far cheaper in the summer than in the winter months - October to March - not comparing with European summer holidays.

racedo 28th Feb 2017 20:11


The British are an odd bunch, wanting to go long-haul in the summer months during hurricane or monsoon season. Crazy when you consider that the weather is probably a lot better with just a 2-4 hour flight within Europe in the summer months.
LOL read some of the reviews of the Canary Island hotels from the summer on trip advisor or some of the travel reviews sites........
No air conditioning ,
too hot
too sunny
brouchure said it wouldn't be that hot.etc etc

Kind of like you heading to equator in Summer and you expect it to be mild.

Reading the traveller review sites is hilarious as Americans insist that for a 11am flight from Heathrow / Gatwick you should stay overnight as trains out of London won't work etc etc and be at airport for 7am. Europeans a lot more chilled thinking an hour is ok,

compton3bravo 1st Mar 2017 07:55

Regarding Brits abroad - I know it is a little of piste so to speak - but my partner and I were having the usual fish meal at a chiringuito (beach bar) when a Brit shouted to a waiter 'do you do apple pies here mate'. We wanted to slide under the table. A friend of mine complained to me recently when visiting Vietnam and the Philippines that there were no tea or coffee making facilities in the hotel bedrooms. Brits abroad don't you just love them!j

Trent dayne 1st Mar 2017 11:42

I remember a nice lady in Egypt shouting to her partner. "they don't do proper bacon" don't we just love them!

davidjohnson6 6th Mar 2017 11:42

Been reading that Stansted-Osijek will stop later this month.
Anyone able to confirm ?

_aax1 6th Mar 2017 12:17

It has already been terminated.

I believe it was because the airport refused to give FR concessions on advertising.

LGS6753 9th Mar 2017 15:07

From Travel Mole:

Traffic dips at Stansted

There was a 2% drop in the number of passengers using Stansted last month compared with last February, which the airport blamed on the fact that 2015 was a leap year.

On a 28-day like-for-like basis, passenger numbers were up by 24,000, a 1.4% rise over the previous year, it said.

However, the airport also admitted that it had been affected by a temporary reduction in Ryanair capacity on some routes over the winter.

In the 12 months to February 2017, the airport handled 24.3 million passengers, a 6.1% increase over the previous year.

CEO Andrew Cowan said: "The slight drop in passenger numbers during February was anticipated due to the effects of the additional leap year day in 2016 and a temporary reduction in flight frequencies on some Ryanair routes at the tail end of the winter season as previously indicated by the airline last year.

"However, we have already seen this year Ryanair announce a host of new services and increased capacity on a range of popular routes for the summer season as well as British Airways confirming they will offer even more services from Stansted this year.

"This is in addition to Jet2.com preparing to launch its first ever flight and holiday programme in the south-east from Stansted at the end of the month, so we are extremely confident we will see strong growth return and the airport top 25 million passengers a year for the first time in the very near future."

LTNman 9th Mar 2017 19:58

Maybe that overcrowded airport to the west had a 35 day February?:E

_aax1 17th Mar 2017 21:04

easyJet grew seat capacity at STN by 6% during 2016, making it EZY's 2nd fastest growing 'London' airport after Luton.

Only tiny increase, but still good to see.


This summer, STN will represent approximately 10% of EZY's London capacity.

I still personally believe Paris and Zurich are two massive gaps in STN's route network. With demand for Zurich growing and CityJet/Flybe withdrawal of Paris Orly/CDG routes from LCY that accounted for 100,000+ pax p.a. EZY should jump on these routes here and finally show some firm commitment.

FRatSTN 21st Mar 2017 08:11

Eurowings; Salzburg
 
New route STN to SZG starting 29th October 2017, 4x weekly.

Arr. STN 18:25 1357
Deps. STN 19:10 1357
A320

mikkie4 21st Mar 2017 18:32

with the few flights that EZY do 30,308 people flew to CDG from SEN last year that aint bad for the 1st year ,so maybe another few flights from STN might be a good thing for both airports

whitelighter 21st Mar 2017 20:43

Is that in addition to the Euro wings service to Munich?

_aax1 22nd Mar 2017 01:21

Yes.

From October Eurowings will operate up to 8 daily flights.

W17/18
Cologne (1-3 daily)
Hannover (6 weekly)
Stuttgart (1-2 daily)
Vienna (6 weekly)
Munich (6 weekly)
Salzburg (4 weekly)


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