Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4125 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3466 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.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4938 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3402 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
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4130 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3118 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.
Spottingpete93 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2973 times:
Quoting Billy (Reply 5): They need the slots at LGW for their expansion. I suppose the irish routes did not work out.
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.
Adriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 538 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2952 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Shame if Bratislava is dropped, but they had already withdrawn the Berlin-Bratislava service.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!!
SJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2774 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.