Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
Routes start in November.
At the same time, many other routes will be suspended from November: CIA, LCJ and BOH will be suspended and not come back in the near term. BIQ, NTE, CCF, BGY, TSF and MJV will continue as summer-only service (APR-OCT). So it seems that the number of aircraft based will stay the same.
It's no real surprise. Lately many rumours arrived about the SNN base being unprofitable for Ryanair. Apparantly, by shaking up the destinations offered, they switch focus a bit from Irish holiday routes (giving up all Italian routes and all French routes except BVA) to UK-Ireland traffic and migration traffic from the Baltics.
I'm interested where they will use the CIA slots for, that they get when giving up SNN-CIA.
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2): The introduction of SNN-RIX means that FR will now operate 12 routes to/from RIX. In the last week FR has announced three new routes to/from RIX: EMA, BRS and SNN.
In the last week they have announched BRS and SNN.
In the last two weeks they have announced BRS, SNN, EMA and BGY (EMA and BGY were announced May 17)
I expect a 3 or 4-weekly NRN-RIX to be launched as well, once RIX becomes as base, or when NRN gets expanded. There are many people with a Latvian background living in Germany and it's a fairly popular tourist destination from Germany. It's also interesting for the Dutch market, as since May 1st, all EU member state inhabitants can work here.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 49 Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2092 times:
Is it coincidence that FR have been lured to at long last open a new route out of LBA at the same time the airport has just been sold from council ownership? SNN will be a welcome addition after 12 or so years of just having the DUB service.
I wonder what RE will make of this..........all the new UK services from FR at SNN will be going up against them at GWY.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4901 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
Seems like a big attack on Aer Arann at Galway. The FR press release goes on about improved road links between Galway and SNN, while RE serve LBA, BHX and LTN from Galway - new rioutes announced today by FR from SNN. Also MAN and EDI are getting extra frequencies from SNN - these are also served by RE from Galway
DUB-SNN, twice daily is a good route though since EI's future on it is unclear
Quoting Joost (Reply 1): BIQ, NTE, CCF, BGY, TSF and MJV will continue as summer-only service (APR-OCT). So it seems that the number of aircraft based will stay the same.
But what happens in the summer - will more flights be chopped to accomdate these routes? Or will there be an extra based aircraft? If so, I could see PMI and ALC being added
Quoting Joost (Reply 1): I'm interested where they will use the CIA slots for, that they get when giving up SNN-CIA.
Twice weekly tue thu, with a CIA based aircraft. They'll find goot use of it.
I'm also interested how they'll operate the summer routes. Ryanair does not really have a ski-base (like U2 has GVA) where they base more aircraft in summer than in winter. (U2 used a DTM 319 in GVA during the ski-season last year, for example). Time will tell. Also, it's interesting that they already announce it for the summer of 2008.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 18826 posts, RR: 54 Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1841 times:
Am quite interested in the twice-daily (once-daily on Saturday) service SNN-DUB-SNN. The flights have a 40--/45-minute block. As the crow flies, it's a 105 NM journey (adding manoeuvering, probably 130-150 NM). From central DUB to central SNN, it's about 135 miles and would take around 3 1/4 hours to drive. DUB-SNN has been operated by other airlines in the past, and EI currently fly via there as a stop from DUB to the USA and vice-versa using 330s. But will there really be sufficient demand for SNN-DUB-SNN? Hmm.
[Edited 2007-05-31 21:23:57]
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Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1370 times:
Quoting SNNUS (Reply 12): Whats the story with SNN-MAD, it is not bookable for the winter...
I'm not sure if that's an indication for anything. Tried a couple of MAD routes for November (EMA, EIN, BOH, CIA) and none of them are bookable for the winter. Same thing for all routes from NRN, they are just not open for bookings yet.