XQ737 From Germany, joined Mar 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2722 times:
I think Germany is in few month over-served. We have now 4U, HLX, FR, U2 and DI. Both germanwings and HLX have problems to fill their planes on the most routes like Paris, London and Berlin.
The Czech republic or Poland have no LCC and together with the announcement from germanwings that they will open a 2nd hub in eastern-Europe
(or in Germany) its more than secure that the 2nd. Hub will be an airport in eastern-Europe.
And now a small info to your Berlin-question.
A few weeks ago Berlin had a LCC called Berlinjet. But Berlinjet had many many problems and now Berlinjet has drooped operation with their MD8.. The MD8.. was the sole plane in Berlinjet's fleet. But the management says that Berlinjet will come back.
B737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2658 times:
There were al lot of rumours that it might actually be Stuttgart. This would certainly make sense to me.
It's a rather rich and big region down here with no other low cost carrier (Ok, except DBA to TXL/NCE).
Also interesting that LH just recently cut it's route STR-CGN. Maybe 4U would take this one over.
Don't think it'll be MUC. First of all that's a main hub of LH and second of all MUC is expensive.
PRG would be kinda cool but I guess it's STR this time.
Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
Warsaw for Germanwings?
Not a chance. Until the Polish Government allows low-fare carriers to undercut LOT by a substantial amount, you won't see a budget airline in Warsaw. Even British Midland wasn't allowed to compete to any great degree against LOT, and BD pulled out of Poland as a result. Germanwings wouldn't be given the time of day.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4366 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2522 times:
Germanwings has already narrowed down the possible candidates to Berlin, Stuttgart and a Swiss airport. The announcement was made on the ITB which currently takes place in Berlin. I guess Berlin would be a logical choice since Germanwings had already applied for slots at TXL for a number of routes - but with the current expansion of Air Berlin and Germania and TXL and the arrival of Ryanair at SXF, I would not be surprised if Germanwings will give Berlin a second thought and set up a base at Stuttgart or in Switzerland instead. Switzerland is an option now because of the bilateral agreements between the EU and Switzerland; Germanwings could, however, only serve EU destinations from a Swiss airport.
Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2414 times:
Poland will be in the EU this time next year and they will not be able to interfere too much especially as the spotlight will be on the new members of the EU.I have my doubts as to whether Poland fully embraces some of the EU's membership prerequisites but that's for another forum
Good to see that competition is better at Prague where tourist numbers are also increasing quickly.