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MAD Is EasyJet's New Base From Feb 07  
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4819 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, 19227 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4819 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 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4723 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 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4696 times:

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

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3019 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4675 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 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4633 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 Sep 2004, 3328 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4599 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, 5150 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4584 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 offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4463 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, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4442 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 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4386 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 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4358 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 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4327 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, 1833 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4217 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 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3920 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, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

MAD-SVQ better by Ave train?

User currently offlineV1VrV2 From Spain, joined Jan 2006, 41 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3864 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, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

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

User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1833 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3786 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, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

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

User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3607 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, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3592 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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