Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3073 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4332 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:
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!
2x Daily Service - Warsaw
1x Daily Service - Gdansk
Increase to 2x Daily Service - Katowice (Krakow)
Increase to 3x Daily Service - Budapest
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!
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3950 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.
JAT74L From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3845 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!
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3601 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.
DoorsToManual From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3467 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!
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.