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EasyJet Massive Basel Expansion Ahead  
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5836 times:

Just in:

easyJet to place a fourth aircraft in Basel. Starting new services to Prague, Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon and adds third daily flight to Berlin and second daily flight to Hamburg!!!!!!!

More information to follow...

Regards,
RJ100


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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

Great news RJ100 ! I'm really happy with the involvement of easyJet in Basel.
We are really happy with them here in GVA, they are growing and to see also that in Basel... well, that's very good ! That's only the beginning...

Alphafloor



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

This is great news indeed. Unbelievable how they grow in the Swiss market. They have just recently announced a massive increase of services from GVA as well!  Smile

I was flying them from Naples to Basel on Monday and had a discussion with a mate about possible new destinations out of Basel. We came to the conclusion that Lisbon and Paris will be next...  Wink

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4268 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

Finally some expansion of easyJet's services out of AMS again it seems...

Rgds
Eric



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7122 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

Frequencies are as follows:

2 Daily to Charles de Gaulle from 31 Oct
1 Daily to Amsterdam from 10th Mar
1 Daily to Lisbon from 10th Mar
5 weekly to Prague from 10th Mar

EasyJet has 17 destinations from BSL



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User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5668 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 2):
They have just recently announced a massive increase of services from GVA as well!

Here there are :Lisbonne, Malaga, Bournemouth, Londres-Stansted, Edimbourg, Doncaster, Glasgow !

Well done, EasyJet Switzerland  bigthumbsup 

Keep going !



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

Any chance for a Basle - Brussels?

I don't see LX continuing this route with an ARJ once the S20's and ER4's have been withdrawn from use within about 8 months...

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5631 times:

Quoting Sabena 690 (Reply 6):
Any chance for a Basle - Brussels?

Hmmm some good I think...

If you look at GVA, Easy took many destinations which SR/LX had gave up...



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

You are right, SWISS will give up the Brussels route once they throw out their Embraers (next spring).

I am sure that the airport management is currently preparing for this. There are many candidates: SNBA, VEX or easyJet. Since SNBA is one of my favourite airlines I hope for them of course.

Quoting Lsgg (Reply 5):
Here there are :Lisbonne, Malaga, Bournemouth, Londres-Stansted, Edimbourg, Doncaster, Glasgow !

Excellent choice as well!  Smile

As for Amsterdam, I think easyJet just could not resist since SWISS is offering a really emberassing product as of winter schedule (1x daily service on midday...).

BTW, does easyJet have aircraft based in CDG? Will the flights be operated with CDG based aircraft then?

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 8):
does easyJet have aircraft based in CDG?

It seems at least...
Because they have some destinations from CDG like Nice or Dortmund... Just my guest  Smile



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

Quoting Lsgg (Reply 9):
It seems at least...
Because they have some destinations from CDG like Nice or Dortmund... Just my guest

Thanks for the information. Will book flights to CDG in two days!


Now the only thing that is missing is this damn BSL-GVA shuttle hehehe Big grin

Just for the sake of connecting two great cities  Wink

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

Lsgg: DTM has 3 A319s based, and AFAIK the DTM-CDG flights are operated with DTM a/c. For the NCE flights, I don't know.

User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

Interesting to see that BSL will have some exclusive destinations which Easy don't deserve from GVA like :

Prague (OK there is already Flybaboo but it's not the same market)
Hamburg (not available from GVA at all !)  scratchchin 



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5516 times:

Quoting Joost (Reply 11):
Lsgg: DTM has 3 A319s based, and AFAIK the DTM-CDG flights are operated with DTM a/c.

Ok thanks for the info Joost !


---I'm a bit less stupid now Big grin ---



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5503 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 10):
Now the only thing that is missing is this damn BSL-GVA shuttle hehehe

Has this route ever even existed ? Maybe during Crossair time ?

Anyway that would be the dream  Big grin



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

Interesting side note: In my father's office just today they introduced a new flight booking system. Every employee is able to book his own flights and easyJet will always be first choice automatically. If you need to have another flight or carrier you need to call the internal travel agency.

So a lot of high yield biz pax for easy!

RJ100



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

Quoting Lsgg (Reply 14):
Has this route ever even existed ? Maybe during Crossair time ?

Yes, I think Crossair has flown it up to 4x daily to feed the BSL hub. And just recently Helvetic Wings has flown the route with a Beech1900.

I see a chance for the route with a 30-50 seater and the "flyBaboo" concept (mix between LCC and high fares), although that the hourly train is a huge competitior.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineLsgg From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 577 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5455 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 16):
I see a chance for the route with a 30-50 seater and the "flyBaboo" concept

Yes, why not ?
After all, the origin of Flybaboo is GVA-Lugano, a forsaken LX route, and an interior shuttle...

Would be nice anyway, let me hope  Smile



Swissair forever !
User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5371 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 10):
Now the only thing that is missing is this damn BSL-GVA shuttle hehehe

Just for the sake of connecting two great cities

Yes, that's exactly my wish ! It would be really great !! ... that's why I've said this is only the beginning...



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

I would say flyBaboo should check out this route, with a twice daily service Monday-Friday (and using the aircraft to some weekend destinations on the weekend).

I know many people from overseas who need to visit both cities when they are in Europe. But it is also clear that the train is a big competitor.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 8):
As for Amsterdam, I think easyJet just could not resist since SWISS is offering a really emberassing product as of winter schedule (1x daily service on midday...).

Why did they reduce frequency that much? I would suppose AMS-BSL is a business route, demanding a day-return flight, like they have now in the summer schedule. When reducing this to a one-daily, flying LX loses an important selling point above carriers offering connections. Will the easyJet flight be able to make LX to abandon the whole route?


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5220 times:

LX is simply not interested in BSL. Every passenger who is boarding a plane in BSL is one missing in ZRH (where they still have an overcapacity).

Basel-Amsterdam has a huge potential, especially with business passengers. At one time Crossair and KLM Cityhopper were flying the same route- 8x daily! My father is flying the route at least once a month- and the flights are full every time with fares that are crazy (his company usually pays around 1300 CHF in economy!).

Now SWISS reduces the service to a midday flight and will drop it once they got rid of the Embraer-145s.

The daily easyJet flight is a good thing, especially for leisure passengers. But the business passengers still cannot do a same day return. Not really surprising to hear that KLM is currently negociating with BSL airport to begin services. I am sure they will offer this route with beginning summer 06 schedule with a morning and evening rotation.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7122 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5213 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 10):
Now the only thing that is missing is this damn BSL-GVA shuttle

You will know when Easy have expanded at BSL when they announce BSL -> EAP services x3 daily.  Smile

BSL is such a great airport for easy, and its excellent to see that that airport is actively working with them to build their destination base, especially since Swiss will downsize shortly.

In my dealings with BSL they are very airline loyal, and only went after a LCC when LX's eurohub concept died. Prior to that they activly told LCC's that they werent interested in having a LCC at BSL. I presume they will provide EZS with the same loyalty. In this way, both BSL and EZS can make €€€'s from the operation.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24928 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

I wonder if we could see BSL-NCL sometime?


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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

NCL? Why not. Although I think EDI would make more sense since there is no direct flight from Basel or Zurich to Scotland as far as I know. And EDI is a very popular place for business and especially for leisure pax.

Personally I would be very pleased to see a flight to NCL.

Regards,
RJ100



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25 Post contains images BDKLEZ : Expansion at BSL has always been on the cards after the dropping of ZRH. There were major plans for development at ZRH especially after the demise of
26 TriStar500 : The NCE flight from DTM is also operated by a DTM-based aircraft. Still no BSL-DTM-BSL (or vice versa) on the horizon? Seems like there is really jus
27 RootsAir : Too bad Easyjet announces Doncaster and Bournemouth from GVA. I think they have TOO many Britiish destinations. They could have added more non british
28 Post contains images Airtrainer : That would be nice indeed. Also, I know it has been discussed before but any chance to see BRU becoming a base ? Or more routes from MST ? Ok it's ju
29 Post contains images Lsgg : As said before, Prague is already deserve by Flybaboo twice a day in summer ! (except Saturday) 12 actually Personally I'm looking forward to Bournem
30 RJ100 : I am surprised by this as well. I expected a DTM-BSL service since both airports are located in big catchment areas. And the Düsseldorf-Cologne-Dort
31 SQ7345 : With all that new destinations especially Paris (which was on the list of Germanwings to serve out of BSL as well), I wonder, if Germanwings really ge
32 Lemonsoda : Just poppin' in to add a joyful whoop. Happy to see some solid business sense working out of Basel-Mulhouse headquarters. Am looking forward to my fir
33 Reifel : Well actually I think it's great that there is so much competition to Paris! Thats a great move, as AF was the only one on that route, and they actua
34 Post contains images Lsgg : Yes because GVA is deserved by SN/LX and TV four/five times a day
35 Post contains images OYRJA : That is great news for BSL. Especially now that they have opened the new terminal as well. And I'm really looking froward to see what measurments AF w
36 Post contains images RJ100 : This is interesting. I believe that there is still lot of room for Germanwings. I hope they have the same opinion! That's true. Do you know if they p
37 Stirling : What about BSL or GVA to OLBIA, or CAGLIARI? I know, I am probably the only one..... It would be nice to see more connectivity to the east out of Gene
38 Post contains images Lsgg : And Nice if you look close enough (that one is also eastbound of GVA)
39 Post contains links RJ100 : And finally an official easyJet press release: http://www.easyjet.com/EN/News/Basle_new.html Flights to CDG will be operated by BSL based aircraft (de
40 Joost : This is a strange flight. Looks like the a/c will make a W-rotation here. The CDG-NCE service maybe?
41 Richardw : Is BSL-LGW likely with a BSL based aircraft?
42 Runway23 : No just badly worded. Plane spends half an hour in CDG.
43 RJ100 : Here's the full timetable for BSL-CDG-BSL: flight 1033 BSL-CDG dep. 07:10, arr. 08:10 flight 1034 CDG-BSL dep. 08:40, arr. 09:45 flight 1037 BSL-CDG d
44 Post contains images Buckieboy : RJ100, You are correct in your post (reply #24) regarding flights between Switzerland and Scotland with the exception of a Swiss seasonal holiday serv
45 SWISSER : I don't know, BRU is not very keen on LCC, but who knows?
46 RJ100 : @Buckieboy: I heard about Duo. Sad that they went bancrupt. Unfortunately they were unknown in Switzerland. But I am sure easyJet would do well to EDI
47 Post contains images Buckieboy : RJ100, On my own, I'm using up BA airmiles, which at 12,000 per round trip is okay as I'd never consider this airline to go from CH to Asia..... With
48 Post contains images HAJFlyer : If the continue expanding at this pace in BSL and GVA they might as well petition the Swiss federal council to declare them flag carrier.
49 Post contains images Lsgg : If you look at the market at GVA in 2004 : - Swiss : 18,4 % - EasyJet : 25.7 % And LX keep decreasing... (2003 : 21.3 %) Just to compare, BA : 8.9 %
50 RJ100 : SWISS is continuing to lose market share on Swiss airports. Not only in GVA and BSL, where it happens in a dramatic way, but also in ZRH, where they f
51 SWISSER : LH/LX's revised business model is focused on the development of a strong hub structure rather then sole airports who only cost the company money just
52 Post contains images RJ100 : I am not sure about this. Star Alliance's members are currently a big competition to SWISS. Star Alliance will cut flights on routes where two of its
53 Post contains images RJ100 : BTW, just booked an easyJet flight BSL-SXF-BSL for less than 100 CHF in December!
54 Post contains images Lsgg : Nice to know you guy ! I'm impressed about your knowledge, it's really pleasant to talk and learn with you, for you know what you are talking about T
55 SWISSER : Off course it's only current! consider the two examples you made, the BKK SIN flight of LX. Very likely the SQ flight will take-over the pax of SWISS
56 Post contains images Lsgg : Yes very true ! The fact is that the train network is very dense in Switzerland and only a few routes are really busy (rentable in low fares)... We'v
57 RJ100 : As for the trains, there is currently a codeshare LX-SBB on the hourly direct train from Basel to Zurich airport and vice versa. It's a train which is
58 BestWestern : Wow - I never realised EZS were that big in GVA!
59 Post contains images Lsgg : Yeah ! It's what we call a Hub EZS deserve at all 23 destinations from GVA. And it's still expanding Would be nice ! When EZS will ad BSL to his dest
60 Post contains images RJ100 : Another interesting thing is that easyJet is allowed to sell duty free articles on flights to/from Switzerland. I witnessed on my recent flights (Base
61 Post contains images Lsgg : I'm so agree with you ! My last flight was LGW-GVA late it the evening, actually the last one of the day for this shuttle (around 22h30) I was really
62 RJ100 : There is now a new bus link between Zurich Sihlquai (downtown) and Basel airport, operated by transferbus.net. Currently the bus operates 4 times a da
63 Post contains images Lsgg : I'm very pleased to see in such a case ZRH feeds BSL and not the borring opposite Anyway I don't know any service like this in the case of GVA, appar
64 Post contains images RJ100 : Yes, the few people living in ZRH are simply no market for the airlines, that's why they need to drive all the way to BSL. Hehehe
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