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Why No Low-cost To Lisbon?  
User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 3121 times:

A thread on another forum once again reminded me of Go's old route to Lisbon from STN, which as some of you will remember, eventually went the way of the KEF flight i.e. they scrapped the route.

Why is this, and why have no other LCCs in the UK (and there are a lot of them now) neglected what I believe to be a very 'obvious' candidate for a LCC?

rgds

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

I think Go dropped the Lisbon route because of the high airport costs in Lisbon meant that the fares werent exactly low-cost or something like that.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3088 times:

I believe their fares started at around £90 return, which wasn't a great deal cheaper than BA or TAP, who soon lowered their fares to around £110-118.

Would have been better to undercut BA and TAP a bit more and make the decision for the customer a bit more difficult.  Big grin


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3068 times:


Hi!

I think there's no need for low-cost airlines to LIS, at this moment you can have fares from LIS, FAO or OPO to London about 100 Euros, so that's really good and that's why I think noone really wants to explore the portuguese market. I also don't think that STD was a good idea too! TP now flies LGW and LHR and BA the same, so that's quite good.
Regards


User currently offlineLuisinho From Portugal, joined Nov 2000, 229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Hiii

I think that FARO is the leader on Low Coast airlines...

The majority all fly to Faro with fares in Summer near €120, and on winter near €50.... Imagine... FAO - STD for €50 on Easyjet.

The airlines that fly to faro on Low coast system are Ryanair, Easyjet, Go (but i belive that go is integrated on Easyjet), and perhaps others that don't came to my mind this time. Big grin

The Faro airport is an airport directed to charter operations, and because of that the Airport fares to the airlines are low, so it is a very competitive airport, we are now having more movments then Lisbon or Porto, in terms of number of aircrafts, not passengers... for that Lisbon is Number 1, but aircrafts, we are the BEST... eheheh LONG LIVE FARO AIRPORT.... Big thumbs up


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2385 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

FARO
-Amsterdam 1x daily (Basiq Air)
-Birmingham 1x daily (MyTravel Lite)
-Bristol 8x weekly (easyJet)
-Brussels 1x daily (Virgin Express)
-Dublin 2x weekly (Ryanair)
-East Midlands 1x weekly (bmibaby)
-East Midlands 1x daily (easyJet)
-Leeds/Bradford 2x weekly (Jet2)
-London Gatwick 1x daily (Monarch Scheduled)
-London Luton 12x weekly (easyJet)
-London Luton 3x weekly (Monarch Scheduled)
-London Stansted 15x weekly (easyJet)
-Manchester 1x daily (Monarch Scheduled)
-Oslo Gardermoen 1x weekly (Norwegian)

LISBON
-Berlin Tegel 5x weekly (Germania)
-Brussels 2x daily (Virgin Express)
-Cologne/Bonn 1x daily (germanwings)
-Copenhagen 3x weekly (Snowflake)
-Munich 5x weekly (Germania)
-Stuttgart 3x weekly (germanwings)



Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineBestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7122 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2975 times:

Three low cost carriers have tried Lisbon and stopped flying (AB Airlines, Debonair and Go) and all three stopped flying there due to the high cost of ground handling and landing fees. Apparantly there is still a quasi monopoly on handling shared between the airport and TAP, who really don't have the impetus to lower costs.

Similar situation in WAW and KEF.



The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineLuisinho From Portugal, joined Nov 2000, 229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

Hiii Thomas_Jaeger, don't forget the flights from Air Berlin for many destinations on Germany and a 2x weekly flight to Palma de maiorca Nonstop.

eehehe Thanks for your excellent flight table.... i loved it  Big thumbs up

FARO AIPORT ALL THE WAY  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Hi Thomas

Thanks for that impressive list. To be honest, the question focused on UK LCCs, but it was very interesting to see all those other airlines flying in to! I suppose I could connect with 4U, although it seems very difficult to find those 19 euro fares sometimes!  Crying

Bestwestern,

That is interesting, thanks for the info. I guess it's the same story at many other airports though.


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Rumour has it EZY are to re-launch LIS services from LTN, STN and LGW. Look out for forthcoming new route announcements this year.

[Edited 2003-09-02 16:20:48]


I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

EZY just confirmed it will start operating from LTN, STN and LGW into Lisbon.

Happy spotting  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineDirkou From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 571 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

When is EZY start flying to Lisbon? Any dates?

User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Lisbon flights will start March 29 2004, but maybe earlier.
Expect the announcement at the easyjet-website very soon !!


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Obviously easyjet personnel were alerted to this thread and acted accordingly.

Anymore requests?


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