LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4046 times:
Shame if true it is an excellent link for people in the South East to get to the West of Ireland. Easyjet have better timed flights (IMHO) than FR on the SNN services and very good fares on the three Irish routes.
I have used both the ORK and SNN services and the ORK flight was pretty much full both ways; the SNN flights about 60% full outbound and less than 30 pax on the inbound.
With the increase in flights this winter from FR SNN would have seen 2x738 and 2x319 each day thats way to much supply and I guess there would always be one looser, just suprised EZY are going to cut the routes after only 6 months or so of operation.
Why would they cut LGW-ORK though? AFAIK EZY have a monopoly on LGW-ORK and I understand it is doing OK.
Any word on how the spare aircraft and slots at LGW would be utilised of these rumors become fact?
SNN27 From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3944 times:
I really do hope these are just rumours. Used the SNN-LGW and enjoyed the service very much. The loads were horrendous though. I have heard that ORK loads are good, so it would surprise me if they pulled the ORK route, but you must surely be having doubts about SNN?
Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3783 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3699 times:
LGW-CGN doesn't appear to be returning for winter, also LGW-MAD appears to be going to 3 times daily during the week in the winter, the Irish routes were flown daily with utilising one aircraft per day, so appears that this aircraft may have been reallocated.
Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 1023 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3504 times:
The June loadfactors for the three LGW routes involving EZY are listed below. EZY is the only airline on LGW-ORK while the LGW-NOC and LGW-SNN figures are for both FR and EZY combined - but they give an indication of the overcapacity at SNN. NOC meanwhile goes from strength to strength.
Sam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3477 times:
Just beats me why EZY would want to quit Knock and Cork then with load factors like the above? Is Cork and Knock really going to be sacraficed because of a poorly performing snn Gatwick service. If so, easyJet is doing a great dis-service to her customers at Cork and Knock as well as her own shareholders.
As it is even if easyJet do stay on Knock and Cork they have all ready lost out big time with autumn weekend bookings and especially the Irish October Bank Holiday weekend and the Cork Jazz Festival also in October. What a way to do business!
EasyJet do have questions to answer about their business and reputation if this is also a part of they allowing themselves to be bullied by Ryanair into quitting the Knock and Cork markets to London?
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3437 times:
Quoting Sam the Lab (Reply 13): Quoting Sam the Lab (Reply 13):
Just beats me why EZY would want to quit Knock and Cork then with load factors like the above?
Because loads don't necessarily mean profit. If those seats are being sold at a few quid a pice, then the money isn't coming in....
Quoting Sam the Lab (Reply 13): EasyJet do have questions to answer about their business and reputation if this is also a part of they allowing themselves to be bullied by Ryanair into quitting the Knock and Cork markets to London?
7LBAC is completely right. Besides, pulling out has nothing to do with being bullied - if the monet isn't coming in then they will pull out, as they did with ZRH when the charges got too high to make it profitable. Ryanair is no different in this respect. Its pulled or moved plenty of routes when it is clear that they aren't performing profitably.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
Sam the Lab From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
Well, yes, sure there is profit but what does easyJet want exactly from a route as it is certainly unclear at the moment.
What do they want to be? A sort of high fares airlines like BA or dare I suggest it is there a perception at easyland that somehow Irish routes are less cool and than your Berlins and your Romes etc on continental Europe?
That would be a handy get out for them but don't forget Ireland has one of the strongest economies in Europe where many thousands of people from Eastern Europe from Poland, Czeck Republic, Hungary, the Baltic States etc have chosen to work and many of whom would be likely passengers on easy flights ex ORK and NOC via LGW making their way home on holidays to their countries of birth.
At worst ezy LGW-ORK performs well with a good yield for a one hour flight with a quick turnaround at Cork. Why have ezy not yet confirmed their intentions on Knock and Cork to LGW? The answer is they have no answerable case for quitting. There is some bull theory at work here and no one from easy HQ has the guts to say so and stop this crazy likely intention of dumping of some good routes.
A340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3261 times:
I flew the ORK route at the end of June. 40 pax outbound, completely full inbound. I would choose them over FR anyday on the SNN/NOC routes, and the prces are awesome! I got ORK for £20rtn incl. taxes!
Quoting Richardw (Reply 9): LGW-CGN doesn't appear to be returning for winter
Hmm, I suppose Germanwings are very strong on that route. They also, in theory, offer a better product, with leather seats etc,
Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!