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MAD Is EasyJet's New Base From Feb 07  
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4837 times:

Widely predicted

http://www.easyjet.com/EN/News/new_spanish_base.html

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4837 times:

Nice to see.

I have flown LPL-MAD-LPL a couple of times and enjoyed it.



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User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4741 times:

Nice  Smile

I've been wanting to go to Madrid for a while! Might try it out  Smile I can see this turning out to be a BIG EZY base! Good luck with it  Smile



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User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4714 times:

Oooh, I bet Iberia will no doubt welcome them!  sarcastic 

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3032 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 4693 times:

Any Guesses on New Routes?

I think domestic routes will dominate a lot of the new routes...

MAD-BCN
MAD-VLC
MAD-AGP
MAD-LPA
MAD-TFN/TFS
MAD-PMI
MAD-BIO
MAD-AMS
MAD-CIA
MAD-MUC
MAD-DTM
MAD-LIS

Think thats enough to get them started and to worry the likes of Air Europa, Spanair, Iberia and Vueling!

[Edited 2006-08-24 14:16:44]

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

Fantastic news for Madrid and easyJet and I wish them every success,

Cheers,

Sam Smile



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 3329 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 4):
Any Guesses on New Routes?

I think domestic routes will dominate a lot of the new routes...

MAD-BCN
MAN-VLC
MAD-AGP
MAD-LPA
MAD-TFN/TFS
MAD-PMI
MAD-BIO
MAD-AMS
MAD-FCO
MAD-MUC
MAD-DTM
MAD-LIS

Think thats enough to get them started and to worry the likes of Air Europa, Spanair, Iberia and Vueling!

MAD - ATH perhaps?
this seems to be the domain of the full service carriers, and would do exceptionally well over summer, when thousands of Australians head over and combine greece and spain.

i wonder what the number of actual pax easyjet carries that are from australia during summer.


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

fingers crossed for an EDI flight, Edinburgh is always full of Spanish during the summer. Iberia dont seem to be too interested, so hopefully Easyjet will beat them to it and launch a direct flight.

Theres gotta be a pretty huge demand for such a flight...



That'll teach you
User currently onlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

I'm looking forward to a lot of these new domestic routes. I flew Easy Jet to ORY from MAD and it was a very pleasant flight.


No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

MAD-SVQ that would be a loser, similar to ORY-MRS.

User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

i think EDI-MAD should work what about GLA as well but on a lesser frequency. MAD-RAK could that work?

User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4376 times:

I understand we will be basing 4 A319s there to start with, think we could see a MAD-BCN shuttle service also flights to the Canary Isles, routes are to be announced in September!

Glenn



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User currently offlineGCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 6):
MAD - ATH perhaps?
this seems to be the domain of the full service carriers, and would do exceptionally well over summer, when thousands of Australians head over and combine greece and spain

I was thinking this too. Considering the new services to ATH including MXP-ATH and more frequencies on LGW-ATH I think MAD-ATH could work and would certainly give IB a run for their money on routes like this.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 7):
fingers crossed for an EDI flight, Edinburgh is always full of Spanish during the summer. Iberia dont seem to be too interested, so hopefully Easyjet will beat them to it and launch a direct flight.

Theres gotta be a pretty huge demand for such a flight...

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Nick



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User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4235 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 11):
I understand we will be basing 4 A319s there to start with, think we could see a MAD-BCN shuttle service also flights to the Canary Isles, routes are to be announced in September!

MAD-BCN is already a catfight, and the high speed train is coming soon so I don't think being there is a priority if everything EZY wants is making money.

The canaries are another different think, but would be among the longest routes EZY would fly, and usually call for bigger a/c and are also heavy with charter traffic.

MAD-AGP, MAD to Santander, Vigo, Bilbao, Murcia, the Balearics, Lisbon, etc. even Granada would probably be better.


User currently offlineV1VrV2 From Spain, joined Jan 2006, 41 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3938 times:

Just fantastic news!! For many people but especially for me who I fly them frequently and live in Madrid!!! A couple of months ago I got the confirmation that Easyjet got new slots for certain Spanish destinations. I don't have the list here (hope I still have it at home) but I remember it included SVQ, BIO and a destination in the Canary Islands (not sure but I think it was Tenerife)

I also think EDI and ATH would be successful as well as Prague and Istambul (at least during the summer) and Marrakesh for the whole year. It's becoming a fashionable destination for Spaniards and we must have into consideration that one of the biggest immigration communities in this country is Morrocan.

BTW really bad news to the Domestic carriers. They'll have to adjust to the new reality.

Can't wait for September to find out the plans they have for Madrid.

David.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3906 times:

MAD-SVQ better by Ave train?

User currently offlineV1VrV2 From Spain, joined Jan 2006, 41 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3882 times:

MAD-SVG by AVE (high speed train) is very good. The service is excellent, there is one train almost every hour, it only takes two and a half hours to get there and you needn't be at the station two or three hours in advance as when you go by plane. But the price for the return ticket is over 112 Euros. I guess prices with Easyjet will start at 45 or 50 Euros return which will prompt many people (including me, hehe) to choose them. For the price of the bus, you go by plane.

I believe it can be successful. Hope so...

David.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3874 times:

BTW U2 tried to compete with the TGV on ORY-MRS and lost.

User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3804 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 17):
BTW U2 tried to compete with the TGV on ORY-MRS and lost.

I predict this will be very much the same, just like Vueling will lose money on the VLC-BCN route.

On a MAD-SVQ flight U2 will just sell tickets while they're cheaper than the AVE, and you don't make money selling seats at 100 euro return.

Also, they won't be able to compete with the AVE in frequency unless they're in the business of flying empty seats, which doesn't seem the case.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

MAD-XRY, is there much demand on this route? Mine's a dry sherry.

User currently onlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 19):
MAD-XRY, is there much demand on this route? Mine's a dry sherry.

Well Air Nostrum and Spanair both fly from MAD to XRY so I am assuming there is some demand.

I was looking some more at the list and I'm very excited for MAD-AMS, hopefully the hours are good for a spotting trip.

[Edited 2006-08-25 18:10:07]


No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 3):
Oooh, I bet Iberia will no doubt welcome them!

Wonder if IB will introduce complimentary soft drinks in economy from MAD.


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