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Topic: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: OKIL18
Posted 2008-08-01 03:49:34 and read 2067 times.

Hello,

I have a friend who is thinking of applying to SkyEurope as cabin crew (BTS-based). I read a while ago that they were in difficulties, with some A.netters predicting their demise by X-mas. Does anyone know of any developments in the SkyEurope story?

Thanks in advance,

Raymond

Topic: RE: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: Delta777Jet
Posted 2008-08-01 05:41:12 and read 1922 times.

If he does not have a job at the moment go for it, if he has a proper job, than tell him to keep it! But I think that SkyEurope will just be taking over soon by another airline!  Smile

Topic: RE: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: SAAB900
Posted 2008-08-01 10:57:30 and read 1786 times.

Why is everybody trying to kill off Sky Europe? Yes they could be vunerable to being taken over or to going under, but lets face it which airlines aren't struggling at the moment? As long as they consolidate on their markets that they've got at the moment I think and hope that they will survive!
The 2nd largest Slovakian city of Kosice is now benefiting from direct flights to Manchester & London(Luton) amongst other places thanks to Sky Europe. I've used both these flights & loadings on both seemed high!
In my opinion they're one of the better LCC's, new aircraft, nice leather seats & good friendly staff! Although sometimes you have to be flexible to get the cheaper flights!
If they are to be taken over by another airline I would hope that it would be Wizz Air! They have flights from the surrounding countries of Poland, Ukraine & Hungary as well as Romania and I think that they would fit in well with Wizz Air's business plan! Although aircraft type would be a problem, B737NG(Sky Europe) v A320(Wizz Air)!

Dave(SAAB900)

Topic: RE: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: Ozzietukker
Posted 2008-08-01 11:41:51 and read 1744 times.

The loadfactor (amount of people) onboard of the NE (SkyEurope) might be high, I don't think the yields are high... And that is in my opinion the problem of NE.

That said, it would be very sad to see Sky Europe go, it is my preffered low cost airliner, and they managed to break down the prices between Amsterdam and Vienna, but with the high fuelprices they will have some though time.

Topic: RE: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: Egmcman
Posted 2008-08-01 12:42:42 and read 1674 times.



Quoting SAAB900 (Reply 2):
I've used both these flights & loadings on both seemed high!

Bums on seats being profitable are very different things. They have been accused of having some what unusual accounting practices.

Topic: RE: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: Humberside
Posted 2008-08-01 13:48:16 and read 1605 times.

The thing about SkyEurope is everyone has been writiing them off for ages, since before the current economic problems - I've certainly thought that in the past. But they are still here

Topic: RE: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: OA260
Posted 2008-08-01 13:51:44 and read 1601 times.



Quoting Humberside (Reply 5):
The thing about SkyEurope is everyone has been writiing them off for ages, since before the current economic problems - I've certainly thought that in the past. But they are still here

Very true. I have started to have negative thoughts about them but thats due to reading threads on here. Ive started to believe it , true or not LOL... I hope they can weather the current economic downturn.

Topic: RE: Future Of SkyEurope
Username: MillwallSean
Posted 2008-08-01 14:47:40 and read 1549 times.

Its very true that they are still here.
But the talk of their financial issues are not without merit.
They have suspended routes, closed bases, deferred aircraft deliveries and asked for more capital, all signs of an airline thats not in good financial shape.

My guess is that they will not be around this time next year. They will make it through Christmas but thats it. I have been known to be wrong before though.

I hope that Wizzair makes it. I love their colourscheme, but they will struggle too. And buying a competitor is probably last on their agenda at the moment.


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