AF777300ER From France, joined Aug 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4489 times:
Ryanair will offer a daily flight from Dublin to Nice from November 7th.
Aer Lingus is already on this destination : what reaction expected ?
What reaction expected from Easyjet which is an important operator at Nice airport ?
Can we expect more destinations from Nice to other Ryanair bases soon ?
Last trip : BOD - CDG - SCL - IPC - PPT - MOZ - BOR - PPT - LAX - CDG - BOD
Ryanair has been starting more and more in competition with Aer Lingus recently. FR have also started flying to more "real" airports and not airports that are actually 50 miles from the intended destination. I suspect Aer Lingus will continue to offer competitive fares on the route. Aer Lingus has some good offers, no check-in charges, assigned seats, cheaper baggage fees, no online check-in charge and a better on board product (in my opinion) so I think EI will be able to handle the competition on the Nice route.
The increase in competition will be good for the passenger, not that Aer Lingus has been ripping them off all these years
I dont think U2 will be worried about Ryanair's Nice route at the moment but they know what FR are capable of, they can expand operations at airports extremely fast and Easyjet will be aware of this.
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3216 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4310 times:
Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1): I dont think U2 will be worried about Ryanair's Nice route at the moment but they know what FR are capable of, they can expand operations at airports extremely fast and Easyjet will be aware of this.
Indeed, U2 won't really mind the DUB-NCE routes; routes from or to Dublin are not their turf anyway. However, I expect them to already take into account the possibility for FR to start the route from one of their mutual bases (LTN, STN, BRS, LPL). U2 doesn't currently serve the route from either EMA or MAD: FR could consider these ones first, as they will not need to enter a fierce price competition.
Other interesting new "real" airports for Ryanair are PRG and BUD: also served by Ryanair for years now. I expect them to expand services to these airports quite soon, amongst others by serving these airports from NRN.
I hope not - NCE has more than enough LCC's already (although admittedly, the "c" has been becoming a lot less "l" over the past year - maybe FR will frighten the incumbents into lowering fares again. ) - neither terminal at NCE really has space for any kind of major new operation (God knows how T1 will cope with EK's A380's if and when they come), again it depends on the time of day I suppose - it gets pretty quiet in the middle of the day.
Quoting Joost (Reply 2): U2 doesn't currently serve the route from either EMA or MAD: FR could consider these ones first,
FR might make a mint on NCE-MAD - currently only IB(YW) operate the route and it's a HUGE ripoff. But I heard Vueling might start MAD-NCE soon (don't know how true that is).
This is an already busy route out of DUB, and I would say can comfortably handle the 2 airlines on the route, sometimes EI send their A330 aircraft down to NCE on certain busy days, so an EI A320 and an FR B738 on the route should be fine.
KL911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5476 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3999 times:
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3): I hope not - NCE has more than enough LCC's already
What? How can you say that? The more LCC's the better I would say. More routes for lower fares is what we all want, isn't it? As a plane junky I wouldn't mind flying more per year while spending the same.