TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4697 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5220 times:
Excuse me, but I will not get excited until I see them successfully fly to DUS, one of their newly-announced destinations.
Until then, I am convinced that "Now" is going to be another paper airline, which will not see the light of the day. Much of it sounds like a product out of the "low cost carrier construction kit" anyway.
Starting up at "Easyland" (LTN) doesn't sound very bright IMO, it would be a better idea to start up at another airport in the LON catchment area with less "big bullies" around, who can just wipe away a new airline without much effort. Why didn't they consider London Manston oder Bournemouth?
Most of their destinations are already very well served by other low-cost airlines or traditional charter airlines with individual seat sale.
Nice idea to have spare aircraft sitting around in case something goes wrong, but again I have my doubts that they can keep their cost structure low by offering the same standards like full frills carriers.
And lastly, I don't think the concept of a "flat fare" will work in their favor. Customers tend to get more attracted by the prospect of really good deals, even if they are no longer available at the time of booking - why don't you think FR is offering flying for "free" or an Euro/ Pound. Certainly not out of the goodness of their hearts.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5029 times:
Why didn't they consider London Manston oder Bournemouth?
Great point.I expect LCC services at these airports to kick off soon especially BOH given the relative wealth in the SOU area.I expect FR to base 2 planes there in the not too distant future.
Manston-Tirana in the near future too?
GREAT to see another airline at LTN.I'm up there once a month for photos and it's the nearest cheap airport to me so I hope they do start flights to DUS as its on my list of places to go this summer!