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EasyJet Start Releasing Winter 2008/09 Schedule  
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7545 times:

It would appear from the U2 website that they are starting to release their winter 08/09 schedules.

So far BRS, EMA and NCL have been released with little obvious changes to the usual winter schedule. Will NCL change to an A319 base this winter?

MAN has also been released - with just two aircraft (so rumours of a third don't seem to have materialised): the new route to ALC is 4x weekly, HER is axed (will it return next summer?), PFO is 5x weekly (it was rumoured to be axed, so one would assume LGW-PFO will continue too), AGP is daily, MLA is 3x weekly and TFS is 5x weekly. Will MAN get ex GT A320s or are these going to leave the fleet?

The most interesting base, LGW, has yet to be released. It will be interesting to see which GT routes are dropped (also, does anybody know whether they will still have a split terminal operation there?).

Any other U2 winter 08/09 news I've missed?


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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1793 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7529 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
It would appear from the U2 website that they are starting to release their winter 08/09 schedules.

So far BRS, EMA and NCL have been released with little obvious changes to the usual winter schedule. Will NCL change to an A319 base this winter?

MAN has also been released - with just two aircraft (so rumours of a third don't seem to have materialised): the new route to ALC is 4x weekly, HER is axed (will it return next summer?), PFO is 5x weekly (it was rumoured to be axed, so one would assume LGW-PFO will continue too), AGP is daily, MLA is 3x weekly and TFS is 5x weekly. Will MAN get ex GT A320s or are these going to leave the fleet?

The most interesting base, LGW, has yet to be released. It will be interesting to see which GT routes are dropped (also, does anybody know whether they will still have a split terminal operation there?).

Any other U2 winter 08/09 news I've missed?

The MAN schedule was released last Friday evening (see previous thread)

There was never any chance of MAN having a 3rd aircraft this Winter, this was announced to crew fairly early on. The mix of routes is still very GT orientated and it will be interesting to see if these routes will stay when expansion does occur and more traditional U2 routes begin to appear.



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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7421 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
There was never any chance of MAN having a 3rd aircraft this Winter

A press release (http://www.easyjet.com/EN/News/largest_airline_in_the_north_west.html) said "easyJet intends to maintain the GB Airways operation at Manchester and will add a further three aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft based at Manchester to five by 2010", so presumambly these three will be added in 2009 and 2010 rather than as soon as this winter?

Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 1):
it will be interesting to see if these routes will stay when expansion does occur and more traditional U2 routes begin to appear

Indeed, but then again, do U2 want to offer the same routes from both LPL and MAN?



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1793 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7321 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 2):
Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 1):
it will be interesting to see if these routes will stay when expansion does occur and more traditional U2 routes begin to appear

Indeed, but then again, do U2 want to offer the same routes from both LPL and MAN?

Not sure. AGP and ALC will both be operated from MAN and LPL this Winter. Also what a lot of people forget is that whilst MAN and LPL are geographically close, MAN's catchment area far exceeds that of LPL and extends to the East of the Pennines, South to the North and East Midlands etc. People in these areas have a greater propensity to travel to MAN than LPL. LPL meanwhile does very well in serving the North West, particularly Merseyside and North Wales.



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 7247 times:
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Quoting Sam1987 (Thread starter):
HER is axed (will it return next summer?),

Axed is the wrong word to use. It was never a winter route for GT. The only slight disappointment is the lack of a GVA service given that all their UK aiports with international destintions have that link.


User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1793 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 7202 times:

There is actually around 4 slots by my reckoning that could accommodate a new route potentially.


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User currently offlineQF108 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 334 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6976 times:

Have a fleet question, the aircraft based a Manchester, are they two dedicated aircraft that only fly the Manchester routes, for example, fictional rego's G-EZA, G-EZB or do EZ swap planes over during the day, when they are at other airports. Am only talking about scheduled service and not when they are due for MX Checks. Is it the same across the network Geneva, Luton, Liverpool, Gatwick etc.

I guess basically this is a fleet rotation question. Thanks



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User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6934 times:

Anyone know whats planned for Madrid?

thanks



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User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1793 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6876 times:



Quoting QF108 (Reply 6):
Have a fleet question, the aircraft based a Manchester, are they two dedicated aircraft that only fly the Manchester routes, for example, fictional rego's G-EZA, G-EZB or do EZ swap planes over during the day, when they are at other airports. Am only talking about scheduled service and not when they are due for MX Checks. Is it the same across the network Geneva, Luton, Liverpool, Gatwick etc.

I guess basically this is a fleet rotation question. Thanks

The two aircraft at MAN are rotated with all the other ex GT A320's at LGW. These are swapped down route, typically AGP or MLA. Aircraft at the moment seem to spending around 2 or 3 weeks at MAN before being rotated. Current examples are OI and OJ.



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User currently offlineACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6860 times:

NCL are expected to go Airbus in spring next year. 6 flightdeck crew are to be trained from December to cope with the arrivals. Already around half of the NCL based cabin crew are dual -rated on the A319. To keep in check they regularly fly out of STN, CDG and LYS. However as NCL is classed as a small base, we need to be aware of the small base review underway at this time and of course things may well change.

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6767 times:



Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 5):
There is actually around 4 slots by my reckoning that could accommodate a new route potentially.

Maybe GVA then? What happened to INN?

Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 7):
Anyone know whats planned for Madrid?

Is it classed as a "small base"? Anything could happen if so.

Expansion at MXP was announced recently (new routes to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Sofia, Brindisi and Lamezia Terme and frequency additions to Barcelona, Naples, Amsterdam and Paris), so it would be good to see some expansion at MAD too.

On a side note, does anybody know which airport in Stockholm U2 are planning to use? ARN?

Quoting ACEregular (Reply 9):
NCL are expected to go Airbus in spring next year.

Thanks for the info. Is that the same for LTN and BFS?



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6738 times:

Does anybody know about any changes at SXF?

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6367 times:

Update:

http://www.easyjet.com/EN/News/cheap...from_belfast_edinburgh_glasgo.html

BFS, EDI, GLA, LPL and STN are now on sale.

Two new routes from MAN: GVA (as rumoured) and SOF.

Flights from LTN and LGW will come on sale on 14 July apparently.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6121 times:

I know I was the last person to reply to this post (and here I am again!) but I've just noticed on the U2 website some very interesting route additions:

3 November 2008 London Gatwick to Helsinki
27 October 2008 Geneva to Stockholm
27 October 2008 Madrid to Sofia
27 October 2008 Lisbon to Funchal
27 October 2008 London Gatwick to Basel
3 October 2008 London Gatwick to Lyon

Are the new routes from LGW going to replace ex GT routes?



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineGT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1793 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6056 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 13):
Are the new routes from LGW going to replace ex GT routes?

I think it's inevitable that not all ex GT routes will survive but remember also that this Summer there is a lot of duplication ex LGW as both operated PMI, ALC etc.



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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6040 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 13):
27 October 2008 Geneva to Stockholm

Both GVA & MXP to ARN! First time ever Easyjet coming to Sweden and they start with two destinations Fantastic! Welcome to Stockholm Easyjet  Smile


User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5862 times:

Anyone know when MAD goes fully on sale?


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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5667 times:



Quoting GT4EZY (Reply 14):
I think it's inevitable that not all ex GT routes will survive but remember also that this Summer there is a lot of duplication ex LGW as both operated PMI, ALC etc.

Very true. Do you have any insider info on which routes are staying/going yet?

Quoting Sukhoi (Reply 15):
Both GVA & MXP to ARN!

Do we know for sure it is ARN? Hope so. Perhaps we might see some UK to ARN routes too?

Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 16):
Anyone know when MAD goes fully on sale?

Unfortunately the English U2 website only gives details of UK bases... I'd imagine it will be in the next couple of weeks though.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5545 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 13):
3 November 2008 London Gatwick to Helsinki

VERY good news, for the first time U2 coming to Finland, great!
One more reason less for us HEL flyers to envy TMP (170km from HEL) for Ryanair - Aer Lingus was the previous one  Wink
And it's been a long time since the last time HEL was connected to LGW.

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 17):
Do we know for sure it is ARN? Hope so

Yes, Arlanda published the news on their web site in June already, though then mentioned Malpensa only.


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5522 times:
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I have heard that U2's expansion out of Brussels is blocked for winter 08-09 as well as summer 09...
Reason was the fuel costs.

FB.



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User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5361 times:



Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 19):
I have heard that U2's expansion out of Brussels is blocked for winter 08-09 as well as summer 09...
Reason was the fuel costs.

I don't think they can already be growing too rapidly at BRU. Wouldn't the unavailability of the low-cost terminal be a better reason? There must be routes where U2 can make money out of BRU better than out of somewhere else so the sooner they fly them, the better. It also remains to be seen if BRU will become a base with many destinations, or not. Some cities don't have that much easyJet service besides as destination from existing easyJet hubs, which is the case for BRU currently with GVA, MXP, NCE & SXF actually being the cities where BRU service is being put on offer. No aircraft is currently based at BRU unless I'm mistaken. Maybe one overnights here at best. Wonder if they'll serve the London area now that Ryanair seems to have suspended their CRL-LTN service.



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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

When are they adding the bulk of their December routes ?

At this rate Christmas will have passed !



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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

Update: the complete winter U2 schedule is now on sale.

See the route map (http://www.easyjet.com/EN/routemap/) - interesting additions include HEL and ARN.

How have they managed to fit in the LGW to LYS and HEL routes? Which ex GT routes have been dropped?



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4733 times:

Also... does anybody have info about U2 bases in mainland Europe?


Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7690 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

Has there been any news about the retirement of the B737-700.

Also what routes does it fly.

David


25 GT4EZY : 737-700's are currently based at LTN, BFS and NCL. They also operate some flights with crew from these bases out of LPL to PMI for example. The 737's
26 Col : It is still very disappointing that MAN gets nothing!! FR only seem to be throwing in a couple of routes because they have spare capacity, nothing bas
27 GT4EZY : The key for MAN is to ensure a stable transition to EZY. Behind the scenes this is still happening. Also happening behind the scenes are various tria
28 Col : Appreciate what you are saying, but! I have flown EZY from LPL to AMS, AMS to GLA and a few others. On my trips to UK facility and European customers
29 GT4EZY : Sorry, I should have made it more clear. I meant the integration of GB Airways. If it helps create effieciencies in the long term and in light of the
30 David_itl : The other thing to remember is that U2 typically operate routes at 5 weekly or higher whereas we've seen FR only offer NRN at greater than 3 weekly at
31 Col : Sorry to sound so negative, just want the best for MAN/EZY and the company I work for. EZY and FR were quick to sound the attack trumpet, then we get
32 David_itl : FR timings are all over the place with most of their routes (I harldy think LH is quaking in their boots with fear for MAN-DUS when FR start MAN-NRN g
33 GT4EZY : U2 have a great opportunity to co-ordinate services out of the two Northwest Airports. For example, they could launch a double daily MAD ex MAN that
34 Humberside : If the price is right people from this (the east) side of the pennines will go to LPL. As Ive had it put to me before once you've gone to the other s
35 GT4EZY : I'm Barnsley born and bred (until i moved to Manc) and people are less likely to think of LPL. Obviously, some people will and your quite right in sa
36 Richardw : Will all winter LGW North Terminal flights be A320 operated, noticed ATH is north terminal for winter. Also Rome FCO has appeared as well as CIA, any
37 Gilesdavies : I was just trying to look at prices from Luton (LTN) to Istanbul (SAW) and seems they have nothing on sale for flights departing after the 2nd Nov...
38 Humberside : Easyjet are starting FCO flights from LGW and MXP. At a guess Easyjet wish to expand at Rome and I know there are restrictions that have been placed
39 GT4EZY : I believe ATH is 320 operated now although i'm not sure how many, if any, 319 flights operate ex North.
40 Joost : That's what I'd say as well. The capacity at CIA is capped pending the court case about the maximum amount of flights. That's also why neither FR nor
41 Humberside : Those will require two sets of crew won't they?
42 GT4EZY : Yes they will, LTN based.
43 Humberside : Must have decent yields to support the costs of all that night stopping
44 GT4EZY : During the various meetings during the GB Airways takeover, nightstops were mentioned (some crew dislike them) and Easyjet's response were that they
45 Sam1987 : Both terminals currently have a mix of A319/A320/A321 operations (although most of the ex GT fleet are still based at the North Terminal). ATH moved
46 Humberside : New route announced today: Gatwick-Salzburg
47 Joost : I wouldn't be surprised to see some Rome Airport shuffling. I expect U2 to also launch MXP-CIA, and move some other CIA-flights to FCO. I remember it
48 GT4EZY : MAD, BFS, AGP are definitely LGW crew nightstops, not sure exactly where others are.
49 R2rho : TLS-ORY gets a 5th daily frequency. I'm disappointed that TLS-MAD has stayed with the same 1-daily though...
50 Sam1987 : Does this replace an ex GT route? NCE certainly saw nightstops for the NCE to CDG route before CDG was a base... but I'm not sure whether that's stil
51 BT001 : SXF-RIX-SXF will not be operated at least during winter season.
52 Richardw : GT did operate ski charters for tour operators at the weekends during the ski season, these had GT flight numbers and were not BA flights.
53 GT4EZY : As far as I know, Innsbruck was a mixture of charters and scheduled services. Last winter saw scheduled GT services to MAN and i believe LGW was the
54 Sam1987 : Talking of INN, will the MAN to INN route return this winter?
55 Thorben : I hope it'll come back for the summer, I still plan to travel that route. (Not in the winter, though.)
56 Gilesdavies : Horay! Looks like they have finally loaded LTN-SAW onto the system, it seems the reason fro the delay is as easyJet has t apply for the license to fl
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