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Easyjet To Reduce Considerably Dortmund Op's  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

As announced in some European forums and in a local newspaper,Easyjet is to reduce considerably it's Dortmund operation ,initiating a potential withdrawal of the German base..

http://www.ruhrnachrichten.de/lokales/dolo/big/art2028,283231


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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

It is part of a small base review that has been taking place over the last couple of months. DTM was long rumoured to be facing the chop.


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Can we expect some 'w' patterns into DTM to service any remaining routes?

EMA has also been rumoured as another small base to close



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User currently offlineKonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

If Dortmund is going to be reduced, where do all the birds go?

To MAN ?
Or a new base somewhere east or south ?


User currently offlineIb16uk From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

They would probably send the A319s from Dortmund to an existing base or to LTN where they are going to be introduced as part of the 737-700s fleet disposal !!

Talking of base closures - East Midlands ( EMA ) has been rumoured to be axed aswell

What about Paris Orly ( ORY ) Surely easyJet will make CDG the main Paris base ?


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3000 times:



Quoting Ib16uk (Reply 4):
Talking of base closures - East Midlands ( EMA ) has been rumoured to be axed aswell

That is the feeling within the company and the small base review continues.



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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2209 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2995 times:



Quoting Ib16uk (Reply 4):
What about Paris Orly ( ORY ) Surely easyJet will make CDG the main Paris base ?

Orly is too valuable slot wise. It will continue to operate most probably.


User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

Rumours abound regarding GLA, EDI, NCL and EMA. Just the other day I was working out of base for the day and when my cabin crew asked from which base I had come they said "oh isn't that closing" NICE! Too much scaremongering and unsubstantiated tittle-tattle is doing nothing for morale at a time when its already low due to cost-cutting and uncertainty industry wide. I really do feel for the crew in DTM. If the first they knew of it was the e-mail which was sent to the whole crew network, then it was a particularly nasty way to find out.

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Although it's hard for DTM it maybe helps to consolidate the situation in this area of Germany where there are five international airports: CGN, DUS, Weeze, Osnarbrück and DTM. Some would even count Paderborn.

User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2757 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 8):
consolidate the situation in this area of Germany where there are five international airports: CGN, DUS, Weeze, Osnarbrück and DTM. Some would even count Paderborn.

Why not count HHN too? The area is too large to consolidate at one airport. Honestly, from Cologne or Bonn to DTM is really a long way, and my area (Rhein Sieg) is simply difficult to cover from DTM, NRN or FMO. I can get better deals from FRA to many European destinations, even including the 40EUR return ticket from Cologne to FRA on ICE.

Consolidation might be possible at DUS, but even then competition from HHN and FRA would be fierce.

The Rhein-Ruhr area has over 20M residents, so several hubs should easily be feasible.



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2633 times:



Quoting ACEregular (Reply 7):
Rumours abound regarding GLA, EDI, NCL and EMA. Just the other day I was working out of base for the day and when my cabin crew asked from which base I had come they said "oh isn't that closing" NICE! Too much scaremongering and unsubstantiated tittle-tattle is doing nothing for morale at a time when its already low due to cost-cutting and uncertainty industry wide. I really do feel for the crew in DTM. If the first they knew of it was the e-mail which was sent to the whole crew network, then it was a particularly nasty way to find out

All crew regardless of base were informed weeks ago that a review of small bases was taking place and DTM was rumoured along with EMA and one of the Scottish bases. There will now be a consultation period RE: DTM



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User currently offlineVinnieWinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 794 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

There are rumours of expansion at BRU as Easyjet seems to be doing quite well there. Could BRU become a base instead of Dortmund and some smaller airports?

User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2995 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Ryanair, ever quick to get the knife in, have this response on their website:

12.06.08
Auf Wiedersehen EasyJet!
RYANAIR WELCOMES EASYJETS DECISION TO DESERT DORTMUND




Ryanair, Europe’s low fare airline, says “Auf Wiedersehen!” EasyJet, after their announcement today (12th June) that EasyJet has started consultations with its staff on the closure of its Dortmund base where EasyJet has 3 aircraft and 11 routes. EasyJet started its base in Dortmund in 2005. Ryanair started a competing base in Düsseldorf-Weeze in 2007 and just 1 year later EasyJet announced that they plan to desert Dortmund, because they cannot compete with Ryanair’s lower fares to/from Düsseldorf-Weeze.

Speaking today, Ryanair’s Daniel de Carvalho said:

“EasyJet’s high fares cannot compete with Ryanair’s lowest fares from nearby Düsseldorf-Weeze. It was just a matter of time before EasyJet deserted Dortmund. So it’s “Auf Wiedersehen” EasyJet’s high fares and “Willkommen” more Ryanair’s lowest fares at Düsseldorf-Weeze.

To celebrate EasyJet deserting Dortmund, Ryanair released 100 000 seats at €10 including taxes and fees on its 22 routes from Düsseldorf-Weeze. EasyJet passengers, tired of high fares, should go and snap the guaranteed lowest fares at www.ryanair.com.

EasyJet’s decision to desert Dortmund leaves it with just one German base in Berlin, compared to Ryanair’s 3 German bases in Frankfurt-Hahn, Düsseldorf-Weeze and Bremen.

Auf Wiedersehen EasyJet at Dortmund!”
http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....r=08&month=jun&story=gen-en-120608



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

I'm not too surprised. DTM has always had the problem with its opening hours: the airport closes at 22:00, so flights need to be scheduled to arrive before 22:00. This dramatically reduces scheduling flexibility. NRN, for example, closes at midnight and it allows more frequencies or futher away-destinations to be flown.

Since easyJet started its DTM base, the airport operator has been very active trying to have the closure time set at 23:00. Unfortunately, without success so far.

Besides that, it seemed to me that yields ex DTM were not the best in the network. Remarkably often, I have been able to find very cheap flights ex DTM.


User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2022 times:



Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 10):
All crew regardless of base were informed weeks ago that a review of small bases was taking place and DTM was rumoured along with EMA and one of the Scottish bases. There will now be a consultation period RE: DTM

Yeah I realise that the DTM crew will have realised that a small base review was underway via the e-mail sent out previously, as I received it and read it myself. What I am referring to is the fact that the e-mail sent was not specific to any base and I hope that DTM had received further notification of the small base review objectives, specific to their base prior to the general notice released to all crew.


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1920 times:



Quoting ACEregular (Reply 14):
Yeah I realise that the DTM crew will have realised that a small base review was underway via the e-mail sent out previously, as I received it and read it myself. What I am referring to is the fact that the e-mail sent was not specific to any base and I hope that DTM had received further notification of the small base review objectives, specific to their base prior to the general notice released to all crew.

I don't see any difference. We are a team and decisons should be communicated to the entire team. Other bases, I am sure, have been on the edge of existence and would like to know what is going on too. I feel for the guys at DTM but neither I or you are based there and therefore not qualified to comment.



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

To clarify, flights will still operate, only not with local crew.

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