BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
I know the Amritsar, India flight has been upgraded to twice weekley, but is there any news on baby pulling out (heres to hoping), easy expanding (yeah right. never happen) and new airlines starting up new routes.
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
Ryanair are strongly rumoured to be starting a base at EMA for the winter season, start up destinations are possibly Dublin, Girona and Rome. Easyjet also rumoured to be expanding at EMA atlast, no destinations confirmed but Copenhagen, Paris and Amsterdam have been mentioned.
As for bmibaby, well they have only introduced one new route, to Bordeaux this summer. With them now having 4 bases, and new LGW operations, their fleet is gettin spread rather thinly, with priority on expansion appearing to be at Manchester.
Hope some of this materialises, EMA needs to maintain its growth and attract a wider range of airlines.
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
Mark, had read on pprune about FR but then people went a bit sceptic when ever mentioning FR starting at EMA stating that it would never happen. I would personally like to see FR compete with baby and Easy then expand and overtake baby as the No.1 airline at EMA
Rick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
bmibaby seem to be losing the plot by the month so who knows what they will do...
As for EZY there are rumours of expansion, but the 7 based a/c by Summer this year seems now to be unlikely / impossible so who knows. We hear so many rumours of new bases and routes and so few of them actually materialise that I really can't predict with any certainty.
As with so many airlines, you will all know about it before us employees anyway
I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
Have you been checking out the tiny fares from baby recentley?????? Easy beat them on every single route that they compete on for much of the year. baby can go for me and easy can get some expanding done.
Rick, do you know if BY will bother operating Long Hauls from EMA in the near future apart from the cruise runs to Barbados, New Orleans and Acapulco??
Demoose From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 25 Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
I agree, Bmibaby have some of the highest fares I've seen for a so called low cost carrier. Whenever I've looked into flying with them I find its usually cheaper to fly bmi mainline from Heathrow on the same dates. If Ryanair do come I hope it'll give baby a kick up the backside and get them to lower their fares.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2964 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
This is only my opinion...
It wouldn't surprise me if easyJet pulled out of EMA, since they took over Go they have not annonced any future growth there while all of there other UK bases have seen some sort of growth.
Im not sure if EMA plays part of there future growth, I know LTN is 70miles down the M1 but I think this may step on some of EMA's catchment area from passengers for example in the south midlands and northern home counties.
What are the passenger load factors like from EMA for easyJet and how any aircraft do they have based there?
DC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
If Ryanair did decide to come to EMA, would they offer routes to Germany? I don't think there will be a flight from EMA to anywhere in Egypt - I don't think they could fill a flight. But saying that - I never thought there would be a flight to India. Then Monarch came along - now are there two flights daily?
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
During the summer of 2003 Lotus-Spirit of Egypt operated chater flights to Sharm El Sheikh and Luxor using A320s from EMA, Birmingham and Glasgow. I think they plan to do so this summer too, so there must be demand.
Are you sure the Luxor flights are during the summer, they usually operate during the winter peak season, or has it become year round like their Wednesday LGW and MAN flights.
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1901 times:
Just heard that AMM are looking at operating flights to Mexico next summer. has anyone else heard that??? Also that FR will start this Winter with 8 based aircraft. Now thats a lot of planes to base at a new airport.
easyJet, Europe's leading low-cost airline, celebrates it's second anniversary at Nottingham East Midlands Airport this weekend, with a birthday party on Saturday 13 March at the airport which will take the airline into it's 3rd year in true easyJet style.