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FR Wants To Take MLA-BLQ Over From IG  
User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2132 times:

According to this article http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/midweek/2007/08/29/n2.html FR is said to be interested in operating MLA-BLQ should IG drop the route. I think that the no.1 priority from Malta for FR should be Madrid.

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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3164 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Quoting BBADXB (Thread starter):
I think that the no.1 priority from Malta for FR should be Madrid.

Of course, MAD seems a more wanted destination. But when a carrier leaves a route, it's a rolling start: they don't need to build up a customer base, but can immediately fill their planes with frequent flyers on the route.

I'd think, however, that Ryanair would fly FRL-MLA iso BLQ-MLA. Maybe on some W-pattern?


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

You're right... they'd fly Bologna-FORLI'. Not quite Bologna-BLQ!

BBADXB


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

According to an interview with the minster for tourism, featured on today's edition of The Times of Malta, Air Malta is also interested in taking over the Malta-Bologna route.

http://www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=273774

I think that if Air Malta is interested in the MLA-BLQ route, it will be the one getting it, leaving FR high and dry with its wishes to operate on the MLA-FRL route (in the sense that there will be no incentives offered to FR to operate this service).

I think that FR should concentrate on other more important - and probably more profitable - routes such as Malta-Madrid, where there is a clear lack of service throughout the shoulder months.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if in H2 of 2008 Ryanair announces a new base at MLA (especially if there's no change in government following the general elections). I'm sure that it would be a successful operation.

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User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Air Malta got BLQ and FR was offered Venice (Treviso).

Air Malta will start flying the BLQ around mid-December.
At about the same time, FR will start flying the Treviso-MLA route.

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