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EasyJet To Malta?  
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

Rumours here that easyJet just signed a deal with Malta airport authorities with operations starting in April 06 to Geneva and Basel (and possibly other destinations).

This after Ryanair was considering flying there as well.

Can someone confirm?

Regards,
RJ100


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User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 6844 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

If it's true, it'll be a minor PR setback for Ryanair...
The public will ask "If the fees are outrageous, why can another LCC (EasyJet) fly there and Ryanair can't?"

answer: Someone's too stingy or someone's too generous...

Up to them to answer  Smile

mandala499



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 1):
If it's true, it'll be a minor PR setback for Ryanair...
The public will ask "If the fees are outrageous, why can another LCC (EasyJet) fly there and Ryanair can't?"

answer: Someone's too stingy or someone's too generous...

Of course they won't. Why? Because your average person (read: 99.9% of the population) either don't know about it or, if they do, don't give a damn. And rightly so.

Besides, it's got nothing to do with being stingy: by reducing your costs (which include airport fees) and by becoming more efficient, you can offer lower airfares (which is becoming increasingly demanded in today's price-conscious times) or have higher profit margins. Either way, they can hopefully better achieve what they're in business to do - to earn as good a profit as possible.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2481 times:

I bet we will see both easyJet and Ryanair there.

The airport authorities look for routes to GVA, BSL, Gerona, Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid and will give special terms to LCCs who accept certain circumstances.

So if GVA and BSL go to easyJet then Ryanair will step in and grabs the rest.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Why don't we just wait-and-see rather than acting as though we have a crystal ball?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Yeah that's true.
If something happens then they will announce it soon (if they want to start in spring).

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

I would think Malta - UK routes seem to be more profitable than Malta - Continental Europe (except Italy) routes...


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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

U2 have never been low cost where airports are concerned, apart form in the UK. They operate into almost all major cities (AMS, CDG and ORY, HAM, MAD) in Europe, so flying into MLA shouldn't affect their cost base like it might affect FR who drive down airport charges so the airport operators actually have an airline flying there.

MLA is an established airport, with fixed fees and a history, unlike many of FR's airports where they are the sole airline, and thus have the upper hand where negotiations are concerned.



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User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

I doubt that there is enough traffic between GVA and Malta. To London yes but GVA? And Air Malta already fly to GVA.

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