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What Have Easyjet Got Planned For This Winter?  
User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 833 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5079 times:

Hi all
See easyjet have still to release their winter schedules, does anyone know
when this will happen and what changes easyjet may have planned?

Plus finally any news on the ex GB airways routes, which will stay or
be cut....?


thanks


from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5049 times:

The winter schedule is still being finalised but should be launched by the end of the month. Nothing concrete re: the ex GT routes as yet. The general feeling is that PFO, HRG and SSH will go but this may not be the case in the end. Even more uncertain are the Canary Island flights. Some of the Islands are already served from MAD and aren't much further than the existing established U2 destinations of RAK and FNC already served from the UK.

Ex LGW, much of Continental Europe is served and the natural progression maybe to look further and ex GT routes may well be of interest. Already, U2 launched SKG which is around a 3 hour flight.

Ex MAN is a different story. U2 need to build up a network and with a few short haul "holes" from MAN to be filled it may well be that all ex GT routes are dropped to focus on traditional U2 routes. I personally hope TFS remains however. But again, we won't know until the schedule is released.

Negotiations are still continuing also re: converting some 319 orders to 320's.



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2326 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

Any changes planned for Scottish routes ?

User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5017 times:

Thanks GT4EZY for the info, sounds like everything is up in the air at the
minute. Will be interesting to what easyjet announce.



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User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5009 times:



Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 1):
The general feeling is that PFO, HRG and SSH will go but this may not be the case in the end

I thought PFO would stay given its popularity (as someone mentioned on another thread). If BA are adding flights from LGW to PFO I would imagine that there is a market for them. Isn't there?



CY@Uk
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4979 times:



Quoting BY738 (Reply 2):
Any changes planned for Scottish routes ?

The future of EDI-DTM is uncertain, as with all DTM routes. Also the Scottish bases were in the small base review, though there are no rumours of either EDI or GLA bases closing

EZY have today announced two extra MXP Based Aircraft (not winter, but almost)



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4967 times:

Quoting CYatUK (Reply 4):
Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 1):
The general feeling is that PFO, HRG and SSH will go but this may not be the case in the end

I thought PFO would stay given its popularity (as someone mentioned on another thread). If BA are adding flights from LGW to PFO I would imagine that there is a market for them. Isn't there?

They manage to fill them with little problem on the face of it. 7 flights a week departing MAN with 2 each on a Sunday and Wednesday afternoon within 30 mins of each other. But could it be better for U2 to make three round trips during the 12 hours that a PFO bound aircraft is away from base and thus make more money. The price in fuel may well be the deciding factor on this aswell as the fact that the further U2 go, the higher the fares (generally speaking) and thus becomes more difficult to compete on price if charters and full service are charging similar. Maybe I am off the mark and maybe PFO will survive I wouldn't like to speculate too much.


As for the small base review, many bases were included in that.............even MAN.

[Edited 2008-06-19 09:32:09]


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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

I could see PFO being a potential ZB maket in the future after theri success with LCA


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

When do the A321's start leaving the fleet seeing that every single one of them have been sold including the ones that aren't even delivered yet?


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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4920 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 8):
When do the A321's start leaving the fleet seeing that every single one of them have been sold including the ones that aren't even delivered yet?

7 will be leaving at the end of the Summer along with some 737's.



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User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4908 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
I could see PFO being a potential ZB maket in the future after theri success with LCA

If EZY leave the market I can definitely see both CY and ECA as well as ZB rubbing their hands...  Silly



CY@Uk
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4788 times:

I would not expect a great deal from the winter timetable...

With fuel prices at the current rate, easyJet is likely to sit back and take a very conservative approach for the time being. The "Credit Crunch" is also hitting them while people are not travelling so much on breaks away and holidays as people do not have much spare cash about...

Expansion of the route network is likely to be minimal as the 737-700's are due to be gone by the end of the year, so future A319 deliveries are likely to be used to replace these.

There has been suggestion in a few forums on the internet about easyJet leasing out A319's to a Canadian carrier during the winter period which is there quiet time, and Canada's peak travel time to the sunshine hot spots... UK charter airlines regularly do this...


User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

What about the MXP-EDI? Can we expect EZY to operate it also during winter?
Any plan for BSL?

Regards,
HBDAN



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4675 times:



Quoting HBDAN (Reply 12):
What about the MXP-EDI?

Its been year round since it started, so while all routes are obviously under constant review, no reason why it shouldnt operate this winter



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4637 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 11):
I would not expect a great deal from the winter timetable...

With fuel prices at the current rate, easyJet is likely to sit back and take a very conservative approach for the time being. The "Credit Crunch" is also hitting them while people are not travelling so much on breaks away and holidays as people do not have much spare cash about...

Expansion of the route network is likely to be minimal as the 737-700's are due to be gone by the end of the year, so future A319 deliveries are likely to be used to replace these.

There has been suggestion in a few forums on the internet about easyJet leasing out A319's to a Canadian carrier during the winter period which is there quiet time, and Canada's peak travel time to the sunshine hot spots... UK charter airlines regularly do this...

For MAN this Winter the concencous has always been a 2 aircraft operation, until early next year atleast. The key is the mix of routes out of here.



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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4377 times:

Will MPL and NTE to stay for winter, not sure if viable though.

User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 904 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

It is soooooo late for this decision to be made. A lot of passengers have already booked elsewhere and if they are not careful they will lose the important ""Early Bookers" altogether. i have already had to book several pax on BA much to my disgust!

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4180 times:



Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 16):
if they are not careful they will lose the important ""Early Bookers" altogether

Not sure about this, there are some that will want to wait for U2 to check the price and suitability of their flights and then make a choice from BA, U2 and ZB for some destinations.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

BTW I've noticed that GT sister company www.cadoganholidays.com is offering some BD flights to the canaries from LGW and MAN

"We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new Cadogan Class seats with British Midland to the Canaries for this Winter from Gatwick or Manchester*.

These exclusive premium class seats are available to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote for either Christmas
or New Year.

Flying with British Midland the Cadogan Class seats provide a fantastic upgraded service to get your holiday off to
the best possible start. The benefits include:

• Dedicated check-in
• Executive airport lounge on departure
• 32 inch seat pitch
• 30kg baggage allowance
• Seats at front of aircraft
• Upgraded meal with wine
• Complimentary bar service

*Manchester flight is Tenerife only departing 24th December."

[Edited 2008-07-01 09:40:21]

[Edited 2008-07-01 09:41:20]

User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3888 times:

Looks like BMI is going to cash in on some of the business class passingers
that used to fly GT over the winter to TFS/LPA/ACE etc

Will these flights be bookable direct with BMI as well?



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User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 810 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3722 times:



Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 6):
Maybe I am off the mark and maybe PFO will survive I wouldn't like to speculate too much.

Eventually PFO survived this winter. It is quite interesting that the CY spokesman speaking last Friday during the 35th birthday of CY at MAN, said that if CY had more planes there would be a daily flight!

Makes me wonder how popular this routes are with CY, ECA, EZY and Monarch flying scheduled and lots of others chartered flights.



CY@Uk
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3668 times:



Quoting Richardw (Reply 18):
BTW I've noticed that GT sister company www.cadoganholidays.com is offering some BD flights to the canaries from LGW and MAN

Ex sister company. Easyjet acuired 100% of GT shares from the Bland Group.  Wink

BD seem to make a lot of cash from chartering out their aircraft, fair play to them. In fact the first time I even flew BD was 7 years ago on an 'Airtours' flight to Lesvos.



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1789 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

It's a perfect opportunity for BD and any other Scheduled operator with a reduced Weekend timetable. Remember this was common place for BD etc before the integrated charter carriers made their mark.

With respect to the BD upgraded service. Will BD really be cashing in when it's a charter service other than the fact Cadogan will be paying more for them to offer this service? In addition, business class passenger figures could often be counted on one hand on GT's Canary services ex MAN so would they really be filling a big gap?

It certainly sounds a good offering however but it is also worth noting that on GT flights atleast, business class passengers were usually independent travellers as opposed to Cadogen customers and customers of other operators that used to use GT services.



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User currently offlineGTTIC From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3551 times:

And of course, GT at MAN eventually moved to a one-class product anyway.


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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3451 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 21):
Ex sister company. Easyjet acuired 100% of GT shares from the Bland Group.

Gosh, many thanks for the correction.

I wonder what has happened to Mytravel.

U2 LGW winter schedule should be with us soon.


25 Richardw : Tis loaded. Some observations LGW-LYS is new. LGW-HEL is new. LGW-MPL stays for winter, previously summer 07 only. LGW-AGP goes to 4 times a day. LGW-
26 Richardw : LGW-LYS starts 3rd October, the start of the U2 financial year.
27 Myt332 : I sold the company init.
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