LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3401 times:
I guess their future plans are to continue their aim of achieving pale blue world domination
On a serious note, having just viewed and listened to the presentation, there is not much that is new, they are getting a few extra aircraft and aim to operate high frequency flights to PMI/AGP etc? So whats new? Lots of airlines do this already, including BY!
They seem to muddy the water between BY and TOM, when it suits them they include BY ops when they talk about Thomsonfly and then when it suits them in another way they just talk of Thomsonfly being TOM.
Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3313 times:
So ThomsonFly are doing a 'Monarch' and further moving away from providing high quality IT flights for their tour operating arms and going for 'no frills' high frequency services.
I think their introduction of further aircraft into the UK 'sun' routes marketplace isnt needed and will lead to an excess of capacity. In recent years, the number of flights to Malaga and Alicante have increased tenfold with not only Monarch piling increase upon increase but also WW, EZY, and Jet2 all putting on daily and some cases double/triple daily flights from both major and regional airports. This is in addition to all the regular charter flights.
Now I know that these destinations are highly popular with sunseekers, independant and package tyourists and villa owners but surley demand is already more than filled with all the flights without Thomson piling on more?
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3074 times:
The flights from LTN are not very convenient with some flights arriving between 12midnight and 4am.
This is fine if you are flying on a charter as you will usually have a coach and tour rep waiting to pick you up to take you to your hotel.
Weekly Freq from LTN
ALC - x5
AGP - x5
PMI - x5 (increasing to 9x during the peak summer season.)
IBZ - x2 (increasing to 4x during the peak summer season.)
I am unsure if LTN will be able to sustain this number of flights as Monarch and easyJet fly head-to-head on on the AGP and ALC routes. Both offer twice daily services and easyJet increase this to five times daily at weekends during the summer period.
IBZ is a brand new route for the airport and always been surprised LCC havn't offered this route in the past.