Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 41 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
Has anyone heard when FreshAer is due to start flying yet. Their website says Summer 2003, but as we are at that time already and they still aren't taking bookings I wondered if they are still bogged down arranging investors.
Not sure if this subject has been discussed in the past, but what do people think about another airline trying to get in on the Ireland-UK market? Is the 757 the right aircraft for the routes they wish to serve?
My opinion is that there is no more room for another major player on routes from Dublin to the UK especially as the destinations they wish to offer are already well served by other carriers. The routes from Cork and Kerry would provide a useful link for these regions and give tourism a boost but the 757 is far, far, too large. Does anyone else think they are being over optimistic thinking they can fill this size of aircraft on KIR-BHX or CRK-MAN?
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
The business plan on their website (now removed) was also pretty laughable - it spoke about BDs "new" diamond class service which was launched about 10 years ago and is so old it no longer exists under that name.
Anyone thinking of taking on the might of FR on UK-Ireland and then starting up competing low cost services from STN, all with 757s, would frankly be better off spending their money seeking some kind of psychiatric help.
You don't need to be an expert aviation analyst to work that one out.
(p.s. Ben, how was Cyprus, and did you come back on -YC?)
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7640 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1778 times:
I fear that the ORK-MAN route will have it's fill come the start of the winter timetable given that BA still appear to be offering 3 daily services and bmibaby 2. Though MAN-DUB may seem to be a slightly better bet given the FR retrenchment back to 3 daily (but one mustn't forget that EI will be going from 146s to 737s in the short-term).