EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2484 posts, RR: 51 Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6512 times:
In recent months we seen easyJet start routes over Eastern Europe (Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava) a new route coming in shortly will be Cagliari from LTN, where can you see them going next?? I would like to see Vilnius/Kaunas in Lithunia, maybe Bourgas in Bulgaria, or even Croatia
Delta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6188 times:
They should serve Helsinki as it is a good Market (from LTN/LGW/SXF)! But easyJet will only serve EU Airports + Swizerland ! So former Yougoslavia is exepted ... they won`t fly there! I doubt that they will fly into VIE as Bratislava is only some 50 km from Vienna City Center and you are quicker from BTS Airport than from VIE Airport to Vienna City Center!
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4134 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6123 times:
I dont think they are going to fly to Tenerife or Lanzarote. easyJet's bases are in central Europe and the Canary Islands are 4 hours away. But to operate low cost flights successfully you need to use your aircraft as much as possible. So they need at least 3-4 roundtrips a day per aircraft. And that is not possible with routes to/from the Canary Islands (and probably Finland as well). Plus, the Canary Islands already see a lot of charter flights from Central Europe. The big exception is Athens but I think they only fly all the way down to Athens because of Stelios.
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6015 times:
Would Easyjet consider flying to the Canary Islands, like Tenerife or Lanzarote? They already have a big presence in Spain.
Go (for less experienced a.netters - BA's LCC that was brought out by the management and then taken over by easyJet) did fly from Stansted to Tenerife, but the route was dropped after one season due to very poor loads. It was operated at night, which may have been a reason why the service was not popular.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
Adriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 539 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6008 times:
I think both Romania and Bulgaria will see Easyjet/Ryanair in 2007 when they join. I think Sofia would make a good easyjet destination and maybe Bucharest (baneasa).
Ryanair could look at Cluj or Timisoara (which is only a few hours from Belgrade and could attract people from there)
The problem with Romania and Bulgaria is that their are significantly poorer than the 10 new members of the EU. This could mean that a route like London - Varna was only profitable in the summer when there are UK tourists using it.
I'm sure we will see a rush of airlines fly to Croatia once they are allowed to. If the Croatian Government signs the open sky treaty before they join the EU it could happen soon. If not, expect Easyjet in around 2008/9.
I've always thought Thessaloniki would make a good Easyjet destination.