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EasyJet: 7 New Routes (Inc Madeira)  
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

Some more unexpected U2 route news (following the recently announced addition of BHX to the network):

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

STN-FNC
BRS-FNC
BRS-LIS
LGW-LIS
EDI-KRK
BOH-KRK
LYS-BCN

Presumambly the new routes from STN, BRS, LGW and EDI will all be operated by A319s at those bases?

What about the others? W legs perhaps?


Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (6 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

Excellent news.

I'm delighted about FNC, and the two new routes from BRS.



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 6408 times:

STN-FNC is another longer sector for U2, will GT reduce its LGW-FNC services?

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 6191 times:

Quoting Richardw (Reply 2):
will GT reduce its LGW-FNC services?

I'd be surprised... U2 would probably take many of GT's passengers if U2 started LGW to FNC though.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2856 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

I wish they'd start flying LIS-FNC; now that the PSO regime has been lifted by the Portuguese government, any LCC could make a killing here. Return tickets are now rarely below €200 for a 1h20m flight, with lots of flights operating every day.


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User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6126 times:

Shame there's nothing new from LTN... but I'm sure they would expand if they could... LTN however just doesnt have the capacity at the moment! Would have been nice to see a scheduled LTN-FNC service!


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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1795 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 6110 times:

Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
BOH-KRK

This is fantastic news for Bournemouth! Two new Easyjet routes in the space of just one week!  Smile  Smile


The Bournemouth route will be operated by a Dortmund based A319 on a W pattern, Tue, Thu & and Sat.

Bmi


User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 5993 times:

Hoping for some news on some EZY routes to/from GLA in the future ... surely someone somewhere can see that GLA is CRYING out for some decent point to point Euro routes ...

User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
Some more unexpected U2 route news (following the recently announced addition of BHX to the network):

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

STN-FNC
BRS-FNC
BRS-LIS
LGW-LIS
EDI-KRK
BOH-KRK
LYS-BCN

This is wonderful news. Its only a shame that Porto has not been increased.  Sad

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 4):
I wish they'd start flying LIS-FNC; now that the PSO regime has been lifted by the Portuguese government, any LCC could make a killing here. Return tickets are now rarely below €200 for a 1h20m flight, with lots of flights operating every day.

Exactly. This is one route that desperately needs more competition. I would also add Porto- Lisbon route to that list.

Regards,
Wings



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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2172 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5918 times:

FNC for £50 return is extremely attractive.

User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5913 times:

Do you think there is any chance that U2 will start to serve any Swedish airport? FR has had big success so I don't see why U2 should fail.


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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5898 times:

Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
BOH-KRK



Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 6):
This is fantastic news for Bournemouth

Hopefully FR or EZY will soon turn BOH into a base as flybe flights from SOU are expensive and BOH would make a good alternative.



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8467 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (6 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5852 times:
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Good on U2, hopefully BA & TP might ease the LIS fare's a little, always seemed to cost more than it should.

M



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 6):
Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
BOH-KRK

This is fantastic news for Bournemouth! Two new Easyjet routes in the space of just one week!

And signifcantly BOH's first year round EZY route

Quoting LH121GLA (Reply 7):
Hoping for some news on some EZY routes to/from GLA in the future ... surely someone somewhere can see that GLA is CRYING out for some decent point to point Euro routes ...

CDG, BRU, Italy, Poland, plenty of potential but FR at PIK, and way the Scottish Executive RDF worked is part of the reason for these big gaps in the network at GLA

Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
LGW-LIS

Wonder if ZB will remain on this route?



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User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (6 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 5711 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 13):
Wonder if ZB will remain on this route?

And why not? ZB already successfully competes with U2 (and BA/GT in many cases) on LGW-ALC, LGW-IBZ, LGW-MSV, LGW-AGP, and LGW-FAO so another route will not necessarily mean they would have to pull out if U2 starts services. Besides which ZB has built up a loyal following, having operated under the same name and ownership since the 1960s, and many British ex-pats living abroad or owning second homes in Spain, her islands and Portugal (and their friends and relatives) seem to regard ZB, not BA or U2, as "their" airline. ZB also offer more by way of "frills" than U2 - eg allocated seating, free newspapers, hot food etc.

I also believe that now they operate fewer charter flights, tour operators might take an allocation of seats on ZB's scheduled services.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

Quoting LH121GLA (Reply 7):
Hoping for some news on some EZY routes to/from GLA in the future ... surely someone somewhere can see that GLA is CRYING out for some decent point to point Euro routes ...

True.
NCL hasn't seen any expansion from EZY for a while either...perhaps Jet2 have scared them?



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3158 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5469 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):

NCL hasn't seen any expansion from EZY for a while either...perhaps Jet2 have scared them?

IIRC NCL-KRK is quite recent, and was launched shortly after the Jet2 announcement of the same route. Besides that, no expansion indeed.


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

U2 to Madeiara - now that is a bold move on their part! Madeiar is an upmarket and relatively low-key destination which has grown in stature of late as people move away from other, more frequented destinations. The new service from BRS appears to be the most interesting and is a direct stab at the charter airlines at both BRS and CWL - in particular since charters only very recently started from CWL there. Insofar as LGW is concerned ZB appears to be safe as the huge, concentrated market in London and the South East would easily support any expanded services rather than necessarily see a competitor fall out.

U2 and FR have generally not tended to go head-to-head on routes and markets so do not expect any U2 flights to Sweden, which is a strong FR destination.

TrinToCan.



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3158 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 5421 times:

Quoting Trintocan (Reply 17):
U2 and FR have generally not tended to go head-to-head on routes and markets so do not expect any U2 flights to Sweden, which is a strong FR destination.

They often go head-to-head on markets, not so much on direct routes.

BRS-BGY vs BRS-MXP
STN-CIA vs LGW-CIA
MAD-BVA vs MAD-ORY

and many more.

Sweden is that big, that there are plenty of spots for U2 to fly. However, this would be mostly competing with Sterling iso Ryanair. I wouldn't be surprised for a LGW-ARN, for example.


User currently offlineSDLSimme From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

Quoting Joost (Reply 18):
Sweden is that big, that there are plenty of spots for U2 to fly. However, this would be mostly competing with Sterling iso Ryanair. I wouldn't be surprised for a LGW-ARN, for example.

ARN-LGW would make me VERY happy  Smile



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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4335 times:

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 4):
I wish they'd start flying LIS-FNC; now that the PSO regime has been lifted by the Portuguese government, any LCC could make a killing here. Return tickets are now rarely below €200 for a 1h20m flight, with lots of flights operating every day.

I wish this means LCC's (FR/U2/etc) service to the Canary Islands (TFS/TFN/LPA/ACE/FUE) in the near future........



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 20):
wish this means LCC's (FR/U2/etc) service to the Canary Islands (TFS/TFN/LPA/ACE/FUE) in the near future........

FR already flies to both TFN and FUE; indeed, TFN presently has 3 FR routes and FUE 4. But, yes: there's plenty more opportunities to/from the Canaries, so time will certainly be interesting.



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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3932 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):
FR already flies to both TFN and FUE; indeed, TFN presently has 3 FR routes and FUE 4

My bad, I meant flights from continental Spain to the islands



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 22):
My bad, I meant flights from continental Spain to the islands

Well, there are already two routes by FR to the islands: GRO-TFN and GRO-FUE. That's a start.



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User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

I think U2 flying to FNC is great, but I am not sure about the daily service bit. As most people who have visited Madeira will know unlike most resorts where you arrive at your hotel on a Saturday although it is not uncommon to arrive on a different day, Madeira most hotels and timeshares are usually Monday-Monday - therefore most tourists prefer to fly on a Monday. I think that U2 could be profitable but should leave the daily services to TP.

BAguy


25 Acelanzarote : I know Easyjet have been shown around Lanzarote Airport, there was stories in some of the Spanish papers last year how easyjet where looking at flyin
26 BCNGRO : Oh poor AF. I think they already fly a small RJ on this short route. I don’t think they will be able to fill it with U2 on the field.[Edited 2007-07
27 ManchesterMAN : FNC is excellent news. If anybody hasn't flown into there before I would highly recommend it. Its not as much fun as it used to be when they had a sho
28 Revo : STN-FNC is daily BRS-FNC is 3 weekly
29 Sam1987 : If you look at Paphos (PFO), the "British days" used to only be Sundays and Wednesdays - it was virtually impossible to get a flight from the UK to P
30 Sam1987 : So all the English and Polish passengers travelling between BOH and KRK will get German crew! What about the LYS to BCN route? A W pattern from where
31 Wexcan : MAD seems the most likely candidate.
32 Lehovec : No, I don't think so. MAD already operates MAD-LYS-CIA. I think this one will be operated by SXF crew. SXF-LYS-BCN
33 Runway23 : LYS is actually operated on a W pattern from STN.
34 Sam1987 : What other U2 routes are operated on W patterns? I heard some of the LGW-AMS rotations are operated by GVA based A319s.
35 Joost : IIRC STN-PMI is operated by a BFS aircraft.
36 Post contains images BuyantUkhaa : LIS-FNC could easily be daily, in summer there's about 12 daily flights split between TP, S4 and NI (I mean TP as well ) So the demand is there, and
37 Runway23 : GVA based 319s turn around immediately in LGW.
38 Richardw : Is it BRS-STN-PMI-STN-BRS or BRS-PMI-STN-PMI-BRS?
39 BmiBaby737 : Richardw, The flight would operate as: Operating an empty aircraft to Stansted all the time would be costly! bmi
40 Joost : The flight operates BFS-STN-PMI-STN-BFS. Belfast, not Bristol.
41 Post contains links Sam1987 : Talking of which, how often do U2 aircraft transfer between bases? Do they transfer on scheduled flights or empty? This page: http://www.lhr-lgw.co.u
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