JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
I'm continually amazed that U2 don't open a French base in NCE to operate flights province-province like NCE-SXB, NCE-TLS, NCE-NTE, NCE-LIL as well as flights to Spain, Italy and Eastern Europe. Easyjet are probably the second biggest carrier out of Nice after AF, and AF mainline only operates to Paris. Got to be some scope there somewhere. Also with the open skies between the EU and Morocco, flights NCE-CMN, NCE-RAK would make a mint. You can't get space for love or money on Atlas Blue flights.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2492 times:
Bremen is already served from London-Luton (?) since last year, and at least the number of applied slots did not indicate any larger activities from them in Bremen.
Have my doubts that Bremen will become a base due to the current night curfew ruling and the limited space available. And there is little chance to get any incentives from the airport. Only thing I see at the moment is a second LTN flight.
Silverwing From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 90 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
Delta777Jet, do you have a source for the BRE rumor?
Rumors about BRE being chosen as a new EZY base are around for quite a long time. So far the only result is the once daily LTN flight. So, as much as I would like to see an EZY base here at BRE I believe it when I see it.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
Quoting MD90fan (Reply 13): Isn't BRE where OLT is based? I wonder if they will protect their turf (even though they only have SF-340's, S-2000;s, BN-2's)
Yup, OLT is based there. However, defending territory??? Good one... they have downgraded BRE-LCY to once daily with S20 shortly after Easyjet started ex Luton.
In the past they haven´t exactly been known for building up traffic, rather as those ones to close shop after everybody else had left. However, they are doing very well on the EADS contracts (BRE-TLS, BRE-XFW-BRS), and on soccer charters. Plus some contract flying, now just in the process of starting up Debrecen-Budapest for Malev.
All in all they are currently flying:
BRE-TLS S20 for EADS
BRE-XFW-BRS for EADS
BRE-NUE/BRU/CPH/ZRH with SWM, SF3
BUD-DEB with SF3
BRE-NAP, HAM-NAP S20