GCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2907 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...
JJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1621 posts, RR: 2 Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2797 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.
V1VrV2 From Spain, joined Jan 2006, 41 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2500 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.
V1VrV2 From Spain, joined Jan 2006, 41 posts, RR: 11 Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2444 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.