Haveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
You may find it cheaper to fly to VIE and take the (very short ~ 45 min) train ride to Bratislava. OF course, you'd have to get from the airport in VIE to the train station (i've tempoarily forgotten which one).
Planeguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1048 times:
What a joke! What's OS thinking? The only reason they're in Bratislava is so they can kill SkyEurope. Personally, I don't think they'll succeed (not with their cost structure). I think it's going to be very interesting to see how OS' as well as Austria's economic prospects are going to unfold now that they're flanked by four new low-wage, low-cost EU countries. Maybe it's too early to tell, but I don't think this country's competitive position will hold up in the face of all this new competition. It's definitely something Georg Haider will be ranting about in the years to come.
Rickster From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 653 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
BTS operations for OS seem to be more part of their strategy game to cut costs at their homebase.
The current commuting situation between VIE and BTS for sure does not force pax to fly out from BTS instead of VIE. That may change when the traffic infrastructure becomes better between the two cities (unfortunately 15 years too late).
If it would make sence now, all the LCC's such as German Wings, Germania, Niki, Air Berlin, V-Bird, Helvetica, etc. would immidately move their operations into BTS.
btw. as far as i remember it is Jörg and not Georg, but who cares what he is ranting about anyway?