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Official: EasyJet Opens Basel Base  
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

easyJet will base 3 A-319 in Basel-Mulhouse effective June05. Everything confirmed by easyJet, local radio and news.

Flights will be operated by easyJet Switzerland and the new destinations will be presented later this year.

easyJet is creating 180 new flying jobs and 350 ground staff jobs.

The flights to LPL, SXF, LTN and STN will be unaffected by this and will still be served by easyJet UK.

Thank you easyJet!!!!!!

RJ100  Smile


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Perhaps NCL and BRS will be among the new destinations.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

You can email them and wish the destinations!!!!!!

wohinvonbasel@easyJet.com (translated it means wheretofrombasel@...

RJ100







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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3823 times:

official press release now available at:

http://www.easyjet.com/EN/News/20050120_01.html

RJ100  Smile



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User currently offlineReythreeforty From France, joined Nov 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3821 times:

Great news for BSL !

reynald


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2482 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3734 times:

Well, finally U2 decided to put their money in BSL. I am glad to hear that an airline will develop the aiport, since it started to look kind of lonely, specially after LX's decision to close LHR-BSL. I was on the last LX flight to LHR before BA took the route and it was sad to see that no more LX A320's will fly to BSL...

Too bad I won't be able to benefit from U2's BSL expansion, since I decided not to work for Novartis, but you never know!!


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Hi Rojo hope youre doing fine.

LX A320 will still fly to BSL but only on behalf of tour operators.
Anyway, we dont miss them much. BA is better for BSL...

But back to the topic, what do you guys think. What routes will easyJet start out of BSL.

I think it will be Dortmund, Barcelona and Rome for sure. Then maybe Budapest or Bratislava and maybe Nice.

Regards,
RJ100




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User currently offlineSQ7345 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 78 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

RJ100
A great day for BSL. Well Mr Franz, any comment?


User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

Too bad it wasn't earlier in the year, as I recently booked a flight from Geneva to Gatwick on U2 to end my vacation in Switzerland early next month... I wanted to find a swiss carrier to fly out with, but couldn't afford anything other than EasyJet UK.

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

Ugh! In the past year, I've flown London-Basel and London-Venice on Swiss and BA, and paid out the wazoo for those tickets. Only a few months after my trips, EZY launched the service for about a third of the price. Guess they've been following people like me!


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

1)
BSL-ORY-BSL-CIA-BSL-AGP-BSL-ORY-BSL

2)
BSL-CGN-BSL-CPH-BSL-BUD-BSL-BCN-BSL

3)
BSL-MAD-BSL-PRG-BSL-AMS-BSL-CGN-BSL


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

SQ7345, indeed a very good day for EAP. I think I will cut my LX Travel Club card into a hundred pieces and will send it to Mr. Franz...

Airblue: Thanks for sharing your ideas.

I heard that they might fly BSL to VIE. This would be the first route for easyJet to Vienna!

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3441 times:

I think they're planning on cutting all their flights out of CPH, so perhaps rule that one out.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Interesting to hear about CPH. I heard that the SXF/CPH route is doing very well. If they leave it will be most likely because of the fees.

As for BSL, easyJet now already speaks of basing aircraft number 4-6 here in 2006...  Smile

RJ100



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Something that I just realized. With basing aircraft at BSL, easyJet Switzerland goes back to the roots. easyJet Switzerland is the successor of BSL based charter airline TEA Switzerland.  Smile

RJ100

P.S.: I voted for Dortmund, Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Rome and Dublin (wont happen though).

 Big grin



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User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3336 times:

I voted for the following programme:
A/C1
ORY
MAD
ALC
ORY

A/C2
DTM
BCN
PRG
DTM

A/C3
CIA
NCE
NAP
RIX



Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

This could work Thomas.
It will be interesting to see how AF would react if easy is going to start a Paris route...

RIX is an interesting one. Would be damn nice to see this one although I think it will not happen.  Sad

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

They could try to add MPL with one daily flight - since the crash of Air Littoral MPL is in dare need for new airlinks to alsace...


Please respect animals - don't eat them...
User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

RIX is more hopeful thinking since I have just been there with easyJet from Berlin in December and it is beautiful.


Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

easyJet said that they want to fly BSL-ORY 6x daily (AF already has 8 daily flights), but they dont get so many slots.

Never thought about MPL. Agree that this airport is underserved so it is maybe a candidate for a future easyJet destination.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

I think it's really great news for BSL.
That will hopefully open up the new terminal on the swiss side of the airport earlier than 2007.

My guesses are for the new routes:

BSL-ORY
BSL-MAD
BSL-AMS

But I sure as hell hope that they will keep their fingers from the CPH route.
I wanna be able to still fly QI down here once I move back to Denmark  Big grin


User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2222 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

I wouldn't be so certain about BSL-AMS starting. Certainly the demand exists but the airport is expensive. The only non-UK AMS route is GVA. GVA-ORY is going down to 3x daily, so I guess one of the frequencies will go to BSL.

I'm pretty certain we will see BUD, CIA, ORY, CGN, ALC, PMI And NCE from BSL. Those routes seem to have a good potential from BSL/ MLH.


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Agree with Runway23. I dont think they will go to AMS. Especially now that KLM and Air France are going to launch this route as well.
For the same reason, high taxes, they will not start a route to CPH.

Call me crazy, but I think they could start a BSL to GVA route, maybe twice daily. They could do these flights early in the morning and late in the evening for a higher fleet utilisation. You only need to be cheaper than the SBB train which is really not difficult.

Regards,
RJ100

And please Runway23, keep that snow in GVA Big grin



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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5310 posts, RR: 61
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

GVA-BSL is about the same distance as the present BFS-GLA but that only works because of the body of water separating the two.

Approaching it from a fare angle, the present easyJet average fare is about Sfr100 excl. taxes and I believe that is what any route has to sustain that to work. Given the train is Sfr32/64 per way (depending if you have the 1/2 or not), I have my doubts. Even take the lowest fare of say Sfr15, add Sfr20 of taxes and you are already above what most pay on the train.

Not to mention the journey time and loss of flexibility.

I’d like to see it, but I have my doubts.

Jeremiah

Runway23, please send some snow to Ireland. Big grin



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2983 times:

Yes thats true.
Maybe they should just try it.
For business people its almost impossible to do a trip to GVA, do some business, and go back on the same day. They might pay high fares if they can save hotel costs.

I have my doubts too. But it would work with a smaller plane.

And Runway23, dont you listen to Teahan, he said you should send that snow to Ireland, not to BSL  Sad Big grin

RJ100



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25 Runway23 : A BSL-GVA wouldn't be that expensive for easyjet to set up. GVA offers landing fees for any airline that starts a new destination up and I believe BSL
26 Buckieboy : All, Interesting stuff indeed. Please let me add my 5 rappen: I'd add my reservations on BSL to GVA, which is only three hours on the train and also a
27 RJ100 : As you are speaking about the Alps. When I was at EAP on Saturday there was a tourist bus from Graubuenden, bringing English tourists for the Stansted
28 RJ100 : They will sign contract with Novartis in the next few days, the second largest Swiss company. Whenever a same day return is possible, Novartis will bo
29 Eham : Latest Amsterdam Airport slot-list gives Berlin (SXF) and Nottingham East Midlands (EMA) as new EZY destinations out of AMS, no BSL yet.
30 Flighttime : Call me crazy, but I think they could start a BSL to GVA route, maybe twice daily. They could do these flights early in the morning and late in the ev
31 Buckieboy : RJ100, Interesting what Novartis are saying. In a recent Basler Zeitung article, posted on my company's intranet site, if my German translation holds,
32 Post contains images RJ100 : Buckieboy: I was reading that article too . Novartis has agreements with BA on the London route and easyJet can not offer a same day return to London
33 Lamedianaranja : But this is probably BAD news for Air Alps (A6)?
34 RJ100 : Why should it be bad news for Air Alps? Regards, RJ100
35 Flying Belgian : I guess this news is a relief for the Swiss crews who were concerned by the recent lay-off news at the BSL hub ?? FB.
36 RJ100 : I dont know Flying_Belgian. Unfortunately the Saab2000 crews need to stay in the company until at least winter schedule 05. And easyJet Switzerland st
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