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Ryanair - Easyjet Takeover? Who Thought Up This!  
User currently offlineEi2ksea From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 578 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Read this today on www.rte.ie the Irish National Broadcasters website.

"Ryanair denies EasyJet takeover plans"

October 22, 2004 13:01
Ryanair Holdings said today that it had no plans to make a takeover bid for no-frills rival EasyJet.

'Hell will freeze over first. I don't know where this is coming from,' a Ryanair spokeswoman said in response to media reports citing market speculation it was considering a bid.

EasyJet shares continued to rise today, gaining over 3% in a firmer London market. The stock has gained around 12% in the past week, rising off record lows reached on concern about high fuel costs and low ticket prices.


Ryanair and EasyJet, two of Europe's most successful low-cost carriers, are fierce rivals.

Ryanair has been slashing fares to fill seats and has repeatedly warned of a 'bloodbath' in the European low-cost market this winter as intensifying competition puts the crunch on ticket prices.

Ryanair declined to comment on whether it was seeking any major acquisitions. It reports first-half results on November 2.

Ryanair shares were up seven cent to €3.81 in Dublin this lunchtime.



Who thought up that load of tripe i wonder???



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User currently offline3w From Ireland, joined Sep 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Easyjet are in a bid to buy out FI icelandair,, the EU monopolies and mergers group would never allow EZY anfd FR to merge or FR to takeover EZY

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Ryanair taking over easyJet would be the ultimate nightmare...we've already enough crappy Ryanair everywhere... Embarrassment


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineBlooBirdie From Lesotho, joined Sep 2003, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

3w, it seems to be the other way round:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3944849.stm


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24924 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2988 times:

"Ryanair taking over easyJet would be the ultimate nightmare...we've already enough crappy Ryanair everywhere... "

Could be worse. It could still only be the likes of BA,LH,AF etc offering flights only from their main hubs and at extremly expensive prices. The likes of easyJet and Ryanair have brought regular flying to the regular people



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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

GKirk, I fully agree. BRS-GLA prices have fallen by fully 66% since Go (thence easyJet) started.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Re: "regular flying to the regular people"

Hehe - Kirkie, I picture you in glasses and a cardigan a la League of Gentlemen, saying that.

As said above, the EU competition commissioner would have words to say if any merger between U2 and FR was attempted - talk about a gigantic monopoly of the UK LCC market. I for one hope not, U2 and FR serve slightly different market segments, it seems to me, and I would prefer for U2 to keep running it's own ship.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

..and Tubbs as a full service airline check in person to the no frills airline passenger "There's nothing for you here"

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

I'm not complaining about LCCs in general. However, Ryanair is worst in customer service among all LCCs I have tried so far. Cheap tickets alone is not enough...if Ryanair was just a little bit like Southwest, I would love to see them expanding all over...


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

I just read in a swedish travel magazine that Ryanair wouldn't mind buying FR. The stocks has really raised in the two companies after this announcment.

What will this do to the LCC industry if it happens? Will the prices raise or will they keep the low prices they always did?


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

OYRJA

Why would Ryanair want to buy themselves....

LOL  Smile

[Edited 2004-10-27 12:12:07]


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User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

I wonder if Icelandair is buying a stake in EasyJet in order to initiate a low-cost competition with Iceland Express on routes such as KEF-STN and KEF-CPH. Icelandair have themselves been prohibited from offering lower fares than Iceland Express on those routes because of their status as a market leader. Icelandic authorities could however not prevent EasyJet from offering lower fares than Iceland Express.





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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

The funny thing is that a couple of days ago - in a thread about a possible merger of VS and BD - I posted the possibility of a merger of the two (message was deleted, coz off-topic  Pissed ).. Interesting that this possibility is considered  Big grin


Otherwise, I second Udo.. the lesser FR, the better  Big thumbs up (Pe@rson, where are thou?? )

[Edited 2004-10-27 13:30:36]

User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

OYRJA

Why would Ryanair want to buy themselves....

LOL


Doh! My bad! I did off course mean Easyjet. hehe My head was a little slow this morning  Big grin


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