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EasyJet Announces Major New Base At Berlin Schönef  
User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4398 times:

http://www.easyjet.com/EN/news/20031105_01.html

Great news for Berlin, and for the easyJet network!

Note that they've chosen not to take Ryanair on from Stansted, but I bet it's enough to annoy O'Leary anyway...

tombezza

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

NCE is one of the routes - excellent - been wanting to go to Berlin. And Schoenefeld too, just for humour value.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24932 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

Interesting route for NCL, hope it works well  Big thumbs up
"The routes, all joining existing cities on the easyJet network, are London Luton, Liverpool, Bristol and Newcastle in the UK, Paris and Nice in France, Palma Majorca and Barcelona in Spain, Naples in Italy, Copenhagen in Denmark and Athens in Greece."
Another EZY route for CPH also, starting to see a bit of EZY activity there also.




When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

Bigger things in the pipeline for CPH if EZY can get the handling charges down to what it wants... it's just a tad pricey for us orange mob at the moment  Big grin

Rumours also of an AGP base next year, flights to the UK and Europe (like SXF / CPH), and also domestic Spanish like BIO, BCN...

Watch this space eh??



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 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

nice to hear EZY in expanding on the German market  Big thumbs up
the only destination a missed from Berlin is Amsterdam, I really think there is a market for that segment !!!


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24932 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

Bit surprised not to see SXF-LGW Announced as well.
Is there a beer festival in Berlin at all?  Laugh out loud



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

EZY obtained quite a few new slots at Schiphol (finally) so I expected at least 3 new routes out of Amsterdam, the only new destination is a once-daily rotation to Bristol .....

[Edited 2003-11-05 14:32:40]

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4223 times:


Sounds very good, especially for the local economy. Apparently this is also realised by the local politicians, as you can see from the fact that the prime ministers of bot Berlin and Brandenburg were present at the announcement. (SXF is actually located just outside the Land Berlin in the Land Brandenburg).

>>>been wanting to go to [...] Schoenefeld too, just for humour value.

Huh? What´s so funny about SXF?

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

"Berlin Schönefeld is only 20 kilometres from central Berlin and is accessible by train in 28 minutes. Of the other airports in Berlin, Tempelhof will close permanently in October 2004, and all growth has been capped at Tegel, which will close permanently when the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport at Schoenefeld opens (provisionally scheduled for 2009/2010)."


I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4693 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

"...when the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport at Schoenefeld opens (provisionally scheduled for 2009/2010)."

LOL! That's a good one!  Big thumbs up



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

I thought they didn't buy dBA because of German labour laws and labour costs and here they are setting up in SXF!

User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

From their timetable the planes based are only 3 and not 6 as written in the press released.
Paris is not available in the booking system.
turnaround time in SXF is 20 minutes, but for every daily plane rotation there is a longer turnaround of 45 minutes, likely when there is the change of the crew.

Plane 1:

SXF 0710-1110 ATH 1140-1345 SXF 1430-1645 NCE 1725-1935 SXF 1955-2105 CPH 2130-2240 SXF

Plane 2:

SXF 0600-0855 PMI 0935-1230 SXF 1315-1425 BRS 1450-1705 SXF 1735-1950 NAP 2030-2250 SXF

Plane 3:

SXF 0700-0810 CPH 0835-0950 SXF 1010-1255 BCN 1325-1605 SXF 16.50-1945 PMI 2025-2320 SXF

Flights to LTN (2 daily), LPL e NCL are operated with planes from those bases.


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Interesting to see what will happen with two daily flight to Palma.

Easyjet is not a so well known brand in Germany and the Mallora Shuttle from Air Berlin is really a good product to fight with.


User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Hurrah for Newcastle!

Love Parade here I come!


User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5294 posts, RR: 61
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Excellent to see more easyJet expansion in Mainland Europe. Just pity they didn't announce Geneva - Berlin.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

that is wonderful news!!! not only for the public, but especially for the airport. although it lacks sufficient ground transportation to the city centre, this is a good alternative to reach Berlin. and with growing supply at SXF and the end of THF (unfortunately) coming closer, hopefully, access to SXF will be facilitated.

it will be interesting to watch how Lufthansa/germanwings will react to this. it´s been rumored that germanwings (4U) will also go for a third base after CGN and STR. although ZRH has been in the running for some while along with Berlin and others, i would not be surprised if LH/4U would now try to counter easyJet at SXF.
there´s already so many low-fare carriers and routes at ZRH for a considerably small catchment area, and there´s certainly more to be lost in Berlin. so i´m pretty sure Lufthansa is considering growing 4U at SXF to level the playing field.

rgds
daniel




If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

Airsicknessbag - re: Schoenefeld too, just for humour value

"Humour value" is just an expression - SXF is a bit unusual and interesting because not that many airlines fly there any more, plus the fact that it used to be the airport for East Berlin (I'm a child of the Cold War). I would have loved to fly into Tempelhof too, I've read that architecturally its interesting (used to be the biggest building in Europe/The World at one point ?)


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

I see there is still no expansion at EMA. I dont know why they dont just pull out of EMA because it never gets anywhere in U2's plans

Regards

Stu


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

thought they didn't buy dBA because of German labour laws and labour costs and here they are setting up in SXF!

Might be to do with dBA being legally registered in Germany and thus liable to Germany's labour laws whereas EZY can employ people under British labour laws?Similar to what FR does in CRL I think.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

>>>though [SXF] lacks sufficient ground transportation to the city centre, this is a good alternative to reach Berlin.

Certainly not. SXF is one of the few German airports to have direct access to the German Rail network.

It´s easier to get to the Berlin city centre from SXF than from TXL:

to Main Station:
SXF 30 minutes with train (one connexion); TXL 26 minutes with bus (one connexion)

to Eastern Station (city centre of East Berlin):
SXF 17 minutes with train (direct link); TXL 43 minutes with bus and train (one connexion)

to Zoo Station (city centre of West Berlin):
SXF 27 minutes with train (direct link); TXL 21 minutes with bus (direct link)

to Potsdamer Platz:
SXF 35 minutes with train (one connexion); TXL 32 minutes with bus and tube (one connection)

(All of the above are best case scenarios.)


I´m really wondering why SXF is always perceived as the ugly duckling and doesn´t get the attention it deserves.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Interesting that employees get this news not from the company but from A.net first.  Nuts

Still, I'm excited. See y'all aboard one of their flights.  Big thumbs up


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