Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3128 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
Quoting BestWestern (Reply 3): To be fair to MXP - they need to stop, and think about what they want to do - and try and find the best airline for the airport. For me, it could be AF/KL, rather than U2 or FR.
The MXP situation isn't that easy. For high-yielding short-haul traffic, LIN is by far the favourite airport. MXP actually is only favourite for long-haul traffic - simply because those cannot be operated from LIN.
Other hubs like FRA, MAD, AMS, MUC, CDG have a healthy mix of high-yielding short-haul traffic and connecting short-haul traffic to feed the hub. For long-haul operations, MXP should rely solely on it's local demand, or the carrier should set up a short-haul network that's basically only feeding. I think it's quite hard to build a comptitive hub.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 18832 posts, RR: 54 Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1113 times:
From UK Airport News:
Malpensa Airport say talks with Ryanair 'continuing'
Quote: Talks between Ryanair and Milan's Malpensa Airport on its proposal to fly out of the airport are continuing, Giuseppe Bonomi, chairman of airport manager Sea, said yesterday. The statement came after Ryanair Chief Executive, Michael O'Leary, said the talks 'are going nowhere and very slowly' late last week.
Ryanair said last month that it could base about 10 aircraft at Malpensa and offer 50 European flights and 10 to Italian destinations. The offer came after Alitalia announced plans to halve flights from Malpensa - one of two hubs for the Italian carrier.
However, Mr O'Leary said at an analysts briefing last week that the talks had started well, but had stagnated and were 'going nowhere very slowly'. But Mr. Bonomi said: 'The talks are proceeding regardless of what Mr. O'Leary says. We talk every day.'
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."