Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 18823 posts, RR: 54 Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8493 times:
Excellent about the new routes, particularly a third route to BUD and two more routes to Morocco. (Don't forget that MRS-RAK and MRS-FEZ were announced many months ago but then had to be cut.)
It's also good that BRQ - Czech's second-largest city (city pop. 398,000, metro area 730,000) - FINALLY gets another route.
I'm somewhat surprised that three routes to/from MMX will be cancelled: MMX is a large city itself (258,000, so Sweden's third-largest), MMX has a large metro area (605,000), and is only 1 hour away from CPH. Moreover, at one point FR flew thrice-daily STN-MMX. Nevertheless, modifications occur.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8311 times:
I was wondering about that actually. Perhaps they will move a plane somewhere else. It is a shame. But I don't think any route can sustain a 189seater from INV currently. Even with a 19seater T3 had to cut NCL. But maybe things wil improve when flyBe expand there
Why do you say that when there has a been a rash of new routes to be offered by BE and an AMS route on the cards. Short routes from INV to LPLetc were never going to work, they didnt carry that many passengers, so its no great loss.
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7917 times:
Of note for me is that FR cant seem to make HHN-Poland routes work, only Gdansk is left. Also MRS-oujda has not 'returned'
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 12): I think that FR will either announce brand-new routes from LPL or increase frequencies on some existing routes. As Tehran said: new routes are often announced shortly after route cancellations.
Wouldnt they have announced them today with the other new routes?
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 14): Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 11):
Ryanair cancells all flights ¨to and from MMX
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7852 times:
Quoting Humberside (Reply 15): Of note for me is that FR cant seem to make HHN-Poland routes work, only Gdansk is left. Also MRS-oujda has not 'returned'
It's too close to drive for VFR and migration traffic, and HHN is too far from FRA to work for business people. Someone who was in the management of NRN (but was informed a lot on HHN) told that they actually had many Polish people that drove from western Poland to HHN to fly on FR to Spain from there...
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3584 posts, RR: 5 Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7687 times:
Quote: These 11 new routes bring the Ryanair network to 499 routes across 26 countries
You have got to love them for spin like that. Come next November, 18 routes - 11 permanently - will be gone to be replaced by just 11 routes. So the network has shrunk - while the statement gives the impression as if it has actually increased.
I presume with Hamburg they mean LBC, right? Or are they in fact starting up flights to HAM now?
Anyway, good to see FR expanding at HAM or LBC. LCC service from from U2 and FR to the greater Hamburg area have been very few (e.g. U2's BRS-HAM). There's a market that can be further tapped, since it's mostly BA that serves HAM out of LHR and there could be other airports from where LoCos could serve HAM or LBC.