Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4040 times:
This is great news! I personally have only been asking for this for the last 16 months!
Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 2): it seems to me that the spanish market is getting saturated by capacity these days.
That is true, but mostly on the Mediterranean coast...Madrid remains the domain of IB, with a sprinkling of a few LCCs such as easyJet shaking things up at Barajas.
Ryanair rings the Metropolis...but as of yet, too timid compete with the big boys at the big airports....
Metro Madrid with around 6 million inhabitants is RIPE with opportunity!
Does Neeleman still have his interest? (founder jetBlue; alumnus Westjet & Morris Air)
Aisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 763 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3902 times:
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 6): Its nice that they are flying to CDG, a little compition with Air France and with Air Europa and Easy Jet to ORY
Plus Iberia 2x daily to CDG and 8x to ORY
AF flies 10x CDG and 2x ORY and Air Europa 2x ORY
Aliitle crowded for a second LCC to enter... I bet the lecacys are being forced to reduce frequencies
Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 5): which airports do ryanair serve around mad? how far are they from the city?
Nothing really "arround" as stated above... The new Don Quixote Airport in Ciudad Real is planned to be functional in late 2006 and FR has announced they will start operations there in 2007 as "Madrid Sur" because the airport will have a link to the AVE railway (high-speed train) and one can make it to centre of Madrid in 45 mins (same as Stansted express for London)