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EasyJet At FCO  
User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Does anyone know if easyJet has short-term expansion plans at FCO? Consdering the state of Alitalia, it sounds like a logical move. Looking at the flight schedules currently loaded, expansion seems likely. At least, aircraft are overnighting there.

easyJet will start flying into FCO this winter with 2 daily flights from LGW and 4 daily flights from MXP.

The flights from LGW are "normal" rotations from LGW. Example for Monday, 17 November:
LGW-FCO 0655-1020
FCO-LGW 1055-1230

LGW-FCO 1655-2020
FCO-LGW 2055-2230

The flights from MXP have strange timings, suggesting room for further expansion. This is the schedule of Mo 17/11

MXP-FCO:
0755-0910
1300-1415
1700-1815
2025-2200

FCO-MXP:
0745-0900
1000-1115
1600-1715
1855-2010

It seems that the 0745 departure from FCO starts with an overnighting aircraft. However, the schedule from Su 16/11 does not have any flights ending at FCO.

The other timings also don't all add up to a normal flight pattern.

Yes, the 0755-0910 MXP-FCO can rotate on the 1000-1115 FCO-MXP. Also, the 1700-1815 can rotate on the 1855-2010.

But the 1300-1415 will not fly back as the 1600-1715 flight.

Therefore, to me it seems that U2 are in the final preparation stages of the launch of extensive FCO operations. They have probably already wanted to load the MXP-FCO flights preliminary, waiting untill the deal is finalized.

Does anyone have local information? For example, slot request news, or news from local media?

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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7123 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

With Ciampino basically 'full' - EZY are right to focus on FCO, and hopefully they can make a go of shuttle services to and from Malpensa. If and When AZ goes under hopefully EZY can launch a LIN FCO service, which will compete nicely against FR and the Train.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 1):
hopefully EZY can launch a LIN FCO service

I was just about to ask about EZY development at LIN, although I don't wish to dilute this thread.

[Edited 2008-09-21 04:57:55]


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User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1823 times:



Quoting Joost (Thread starter):
easyJet will start flying into FCO this winter with 2 daily flights from LGW

A 3rd daily FCO-LGW flight will be introduced eff from Feb 9, 2009.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19215 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 3):
A 3rd daily FCO-LGW flight will be introduced eff from Feb 9, 2009.

Actually, 3x daily except Sat and Sun.

Times are:

LGW-FCO: 1225-1550
FCO-LGW: 1625-1800

Fares from £19.99 one-way including taxes - brilliant price.

[Edited 2008-09-21 05:34:32]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Ah, I see that easyJet will be dropping LGW-CIA effective Nov 3, the day they'll start LGW-FCO. What will they do with the CIA frequencies?

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