RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4138 posts, RR: 26 Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
EasyJet Switzerland's marketing chief Philippe Vignon today confirmed that Basel-Mulhouse is a possible new hub for his airline. Out of originally 80 airports that were in talks with EasyJet, 20 were invited to EasyJet's headquarters in London. Now 5 possible new hub cities are remaining and BSL is one of them. However he did not mention the other 4 remaining cities.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4511 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
No - why should it be off ? The problem was the cost structure of DBA, not so much the German market. The question is whether there are interesting markets left in Germany and if the airport can handle a five-six aircraft operation space-wise. After all, a lot of German airports have a LCC base carrier already while others have no slots available (DUS, FRA). We shall see.
Flying_Tuur From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Amsterdam Schiphol is already a hub for easy, they don't have a permanent base overthere, but they are the 3rd operator out of Schiphol at this time. EZ also flies to Orly currently (is even a temporary crew base, possible to become permanent)
The talks with the airports is, as far as I know, to attract NEW destinations in the easyJet network. Don't know about Charleroi, it is EZ policy not to fly to regional airports as Ryanair does, but to operate on the 'real' airports, so it would be Brussels Zaventem if they were interested in Brussels - which I doubt, Ryanair in Charleroi and Virgin Express in Brussels.
I reckon EZ will try to get some destinations without interfering to much with Ryanair, yet. What about eastern Europe? I don't think there's a lot of competition on those routes for a low cost operator... Maybe a good idea to get easyJet known to that growing market, before they will know Ryanair...
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2471 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
Well, Patrick Vignon and his counterpart in the West of Switzerland, Tom Wepfer, have been announcing a major expansion at Zurich for years, applied for slots and nothing happened. Once they even announced they would like to start a six times daily Zurich-Geneva shuttle and flights from Zurich to Liverpool, Amsterdam and London Heathrow at once. Yet, nothing happened yet. It's the same with Geneva, new routes to Madrid, Malaga, Rome etc. have been announced by those guys every year but nothing happened ...
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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
I am not sure if NCE already is a hub or not - there's U2 flights from NCE to ORY/CDG/STN/LTN/BRS/LPL/GVA/AMS already, but there are no aircraft or crew based down here. One aircraft does overnight here, to operate the 0720 LTN flight.
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1894 times:
As RJ100 mentionned, next year, they will start to receive their 320s.And they have to put them somewhere.
I think BSL is the best option.
Why? Crossair proved how succesful it can be. But today Crossair is not here anymore and Swiss has transfered most of the flts to ZRH.
As a result, you have a brand new airport, efficiently designed. And it is almost empty.
And you have a large customer base, on 3 countries, giving you opportunity for business and leisure travel 365 days per year.
I really hope it will be BSL. (If not BSL, then my second choice is MLH )
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Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1891 times:
F.pier, your choice VBS doesn't have anything to do with the place, where you are living right now, does it?
As Thomas said, I think, that ZRH's options have vanished. GVA could be increased and BSL of course, but looking at the market potential, In my opinion, ORY would be the winner. Easyjet were granted tons of slots there....
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