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EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?  
User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

http://www.businessworld.ie/livenews.htm?a=1443537;s=rollingnews.htm

http://easyjet-news.newslib.com/story/6392-3234994/

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User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

Interesting. Though hardly surprising. FR are fiercely protective of their Irish market.

7L



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User currently offlineProvance From Ireland, joined May 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

what a shame !!!

does anyone know what the load factors are like from ORK



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User currently offlineProvance From Ireland, joined May 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

prediction ( for what its worth)

I think SNN and some of the Knock routes will be dropped. However, I think they may keep ORK routes



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

None of these routes are available in October, new route LGW-GLA is though.
I think these routes finish at the end of September.


User currently offlineBilly From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

They need the slots at LGW for their expansion. I suppose the irish routes did not work out.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3762 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

I'm not surprised, LGW-ORK was always cheap, had the pleasure of a day trip in April.

I think this is the new strategy www.easyjet.com/EN/News/expansion_of_business_travel_at_gatwick.html

[Edited 2006-06-20 15:55:10]

[Edited 2006-06-20 15:56:34]

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

How long before FR drop NOC/SNN/ORK-LGW and close their ORK base?


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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
How long before FR drop NOC/SNN/ORK-LGW and close their ORK base?

Why would they? They've just bumped off their competitor on the routes, they have all the business now. I flew FR's LGW-ORK service 2 days after it started and it had 125 passengers, and to Shannon in March which had 108 passengers, so the loads are pretty good.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

They only started those routes becasue Easyjet did if I remember correctly. And in the case of Cork, its the smallest FR base with only one aircraft and I belive they have reduced the frequency of ORK-DUB since they started that route


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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

FR have been in NOC for 20 years and the frequency on the DUB-ORK route is the same since start-up, daily.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 10):
and the frequency on the DUB-ORK route is the same since start-up, daily.

I thought it had been dropped from three times a day to twice a day



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4126 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

easyJet will also drop it's daily flight between Luton and Bratislava effective winter schedule. This was said by SkyEurope's CEO in an interview.
This means that Bratislava falls out of the easyJet network.

Will be interesting to see what else easyJet is going to start out of LTN to replace the BTS flight.

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineABC9 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 11):
Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 10):
and the frequency on the DUB-ORK route is the same since start-up, daily.

I thought it had been dropped from three times a day to twice a day

Still 3 times daily as far as I can ascertain, 800, 1105 and 1755 from DUB with flights departing ORK at 645, 915 and 1640 most days


User currently offlineSpottingpete93 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

Quoting Billy (Reply 5):
They need the slots at LGW for their expansion. I suppose the irish routes did not work out.

Spot on!!!!

What with morning slots being very scarce at LGW any plans to increase frequencies would have meant dropping some other services.

Dropping Ireland services is no surprise really as FR currently operate to ORK, SNN and NOC from LGW and I wouldn't have thought that there was a market for 4 flights a day to each of these destinations.


User currently offlineAdriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 527 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Shame if Bratislava is dropped, but they had already withdrawn the Berlin-Bratislava service. London Bratislava has twice daily with Ryanair and at least daily (or is it more?) with Sky Europe. I always thought the route was over served, remember 4years ago when there were no flights to Slovakia at all!!

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3516 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Is removal of duplicate routes the first step for take over of Sky Europe by Easy? It's no secret that Sky is in deep financial trouble.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting Danny (Reply 16):
Is removal of duplicate routes the first step for take over of Sky Europe by Easy? It's no secret that Sky is in deep financial trouble.

Wouldnt it be easier for Easyjet just to force them out of business by increasing the routes they compete with them on?



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User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 17):
Wouldnt it be easier for Easyjet just to force them out of business by increasing the routes they compete with them on?

Not if the price is right. I flew LGW-SNN and reverse last year midweek and it was pretty full, and I was paying a pretty penny. My best bet is that these flights were not unprofitable, but they were not as lucrative as the slightly longer stage length UK-EU flights upcoming.


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