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Ryanair - New Hub At LTN, 4x 738's & 9 New Route!  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4139 times:

Ryanair has today announced they are to launch nine new routes from Luton and to base four 737-800's at the airport in addition to the 737-200 based at there flying to Dublin and the 737-800 flying to Milan Bergamo.

The new destinations are:
BARCELONA (GIRONA) - 2x Daily
ESBJERG - 1x Daily
ROME - 2x Daily
BARCELONA (REUS) - 1x Daily
MURCIA - 1x Daily
STOCKHOLM (VASTERAS) - 2x Daily
DINARD - 1x Daily
NIMES - 1x Daily
VENICE - 2x Daily

I am wondering if Ryanair's announcement is in response to the latest row they are having with BAA about the charges at Stansted.

There have been rumours for years Ryanair would annouce a major base at Luton and that day has finally come!

This comes in addition to other services that have been announced at Luton in recent the recent days and weeks:

easyJet
2x Daily Service - Dortmund
2x Daily Service - Warsaw
1x Daily Service - Krakow
Increase to 2x Daily Service - Budapest
In addition three new aircraft to be based at airport taking the number to eighteen, and the routes for these aircraft to be announced in the coming weeks!

Wizz Air
2x Daily Service - Warsaw
1x Daily Service - Gdansk
Increase to 2x Daily Service - Katowice (Krakow)
Increase to 3x Daily Service - Budapest

Britannia (TUI)
1x Weekly Service - Sharm El Sheikh

Thomas Cook Airlines
Annouced a second aircraft will be based at LTN during July, August and September. With two 757's being based at the airport throughout the Summer Season 05.

The last few weeks must have seen the largest growth in the airports history!


[Edited 2004-07-22 12:37:27]

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User currently offlineKl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5204 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

Perfect, Nimes is not far for me and we already had Nimes - London Stansted. More choice is always better!

KL911


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7212 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4033 times:

Expect a similar reduction in STN routes due to landing charges doubling for FR there. DNR was always a marginal route for FR


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineMatt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Venice (Treviso) should be...

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2091 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4004 times:

Man, Luton needs a full parallel taxiway ASAP now. I wonder how much time is wasted with the backtracking at either end as it is now.



` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

I have just read on the BBC News website that any future expansion from the London region is also likely to be at Luton too. Not because of his latest argument with BAA but because he admits STN is beginning to get congested!

Separately, Ryanair announced it planned to invest £130m in its services at Luton airport. It said it would be introducing nine new European routes from the airport.

"Any growth in the London area for the next year or two will probably be ex-Luton. Stansted is essentially full at this stage," chief executive Michael O'Leary told Reuters.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3916463.stm


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

Man, Luton needs a full parallel taxiway ASAP now. I wonder how much time is wasted with the backtracking at either end as it is now.


Quite a bit even now and LTN is very quiet ,as you probably know,for large portions of the day.


User currently offlineJAT74L From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

I am hearing that BAA are sueing Ryanair for £1 Million for non payment of fees at Stansted and that BAA are cancelling Ryanairs discount currently offered which could see per pax costs increase by 100%...


I like trains just as much as planes but trains don't like the Atlantic!
User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

Is there any news on FR expanding at EMA?????? Great news for Luton, Also Bad news for EMA with Baby opening a base at BHX.

Regards

Stu


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

I'm still wondering when some of these LCC's will focus a bit more on LGW. We are a bit starved of routes and LCC competition this side of the river.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

I think BGY-LGW, CIA-LGW, HHN-LGW and GRO-LGW are bound to happen eventually, FR have plenty of planes on order and they have to fly somewhere, BAA might prefer other customers though.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

LGW slots are not that easy to come by, especially for multiple daily roundtrips which an LCC needs to offer. Don't think FR is going to open up at LGW any time soon, after the slagging MOL gave BAA over Stansted.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

They would not have a base at LGW, the aircraft would fly in from their bases at BGY, CIA, HHN, and GRO.

User currently offlineDoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

Babybus, easyJet are opening many new routes from LGW - so much so, that it's becoming one of easyJet's 'superhubs'. You've also got BA offering some very competitive fares ex-Gatwick so you don't have it so bad!  Big thumbs up

Great news re Ryanair at LTN but one wonders where the space is coming from given ezy are also expanding, and the popularity of LTN with the bizjet crowd.

regards


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