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Ryanair closing bases

Old 24th Aug 2019, 09:19
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Ryanair closing bases

very surprised to hear the news that Ryanair closing Spanish bases including Girona! This comes on the back of news that fao closing amongst others.

what is going on, i know they blame the max delays and brexit but surely there is something else afoot. What sort of job security can we now expect at “Europe's favorite airline”. They only held a massive recruitment drive last and earlier this year.

personally I think they are substituting Ryanair expansion for lauda, ryanair sun and air malta with the associated lower cost base. Perhaps all O’Learys bluster about fare wars in Europe has significantly affected Ryanair with tough battles on all fronts.

just wondering the thoughts of the community
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 11:59
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Simple. Too much capacity in Europe.

Mostly courtesy of Ryanair...
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 12:08
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Recession imminent

Originally Posted by Thepirate View Post
very surprised to hear the news that Ryanair closing Spanish bases including Girona! This comes on the back of news that fao closing amongst others.

what is going on, i know they blame the max delays and brexit but surely there is something else afoot. What sort of job security can we now expect at “Europe's favorite airline”. They only held a massive recruitment drive last and earlier this year.

personally I think they are substituting Ryanair expansion for lauda, ryanair sun and air malta with the associated lower cost base. Perhaps all O’Learys bluster about fare wars in Europe has significantly affected Ryanair with tough battles on all fronts.

just wondering the thoughts of the community
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Looming recession has spooked the analysts and the core model will be to fly at rather than fly from the bases in question, and yes replaced by lower cost crew.



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Old 1st Sep 2019, 09:33
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It's bloody obvious!

Split up the work force in 4 or 5 airlines rather than 1 large, and make it even harder for the workers to unite for fair conditions. It'll be legal labyrinths for the unions and effectively killing any chance for effective industrial action. Its back to the old days of playing bases against each other, just this time it'll be airlines.

"we're seeing tougher competition in Barcelona, so you need to take a pay cut. If you don't, we'll reduce the size of the base and move in planes from Lauda or Buzz" copy paste with different base and airline names, and its back to management dictating conditions unilaterally.

It's despicable and brilliant. All in order to get Oleary his massive bonus by driving up the share price to 20€. Fares aren't going up by his hand, but costs can go down.

Exactly. They are just moving the goal posts to serve the same ends.
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 10:39
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In the meantime Laudamotion is hiring in Palma with a package about 37% less than in Ryanair...
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Old 1st Sep 2019, 11:11
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How long before we see lauda bases opening in some of the aforementioned ryanair closing bases.

Seems to be checkmate by O’Leary

people will accept these positions at lauda, can’t blame them gotta put food on the table somehow, perhaps some redundant ryanair staff will join aswell! (Ofcoarse only non union trouble makers need apply)

only thing that can save the profession from being degraded completely is collective union bargaining representing European pilots as a whole. Americans did it. European airlines have some of the lowest pay in the “developed” world.

Now what are the chances of that happening? 😂

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Old 15th Sep 2019, 14:48
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Originally Posted by 763 jock View Post
Simple. Too much capacity in Europe.

Mostly courtesy of Ryanair...
Nothing to do with that.
While they are closing Ryanair bases, Lauda, Ryanair Sun and Air Malta ( are moving in to replace) "Business as usual"
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Old 15th Sep 2019, 20:03
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I keep on saying that, O Leary and his scum management is causing the cancer in Europe in aviation. Don,t accept his conditions any longer and he will not have the crew anymore to fly his airplanes. You pilot guys and girls are with 4000 man force, if you count the cabin crew also you are with many thousands more. WORK TOGETHER and organise a massive pan European strike, lasting as long as needed.

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