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Two New FR Routes To LGW  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19245 posts, RR: 52
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5495 times:

ALC-LGW. Up to 2x daily.
GRO-LGW. 1x daily.

No official announcement at 1230 GMT, but it's all loaded and available for booking.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineTommy212 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5495 times:

must be trying to fill the gap left by the collapse of XL???

User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5477 times:

Interesting to see expansion by FR at LGW.

Out of interest couldn't FR better use the aircraft and slots they currently utilise on the double daily LGW-SNN? or is it an SNN based aircraft?

[Edited 2008-11-12 04:39:31]

User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3181 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5455 times:



Quoting HeeBeeGB (Reply 2):
same price for GRO too and given you're miles from Barcelona I think people will need one of FR's usual "offers" before booking!

Don't forget GRO is not only a secondary airport for Barcelona. There is plenty demand from the Costa Brava area, especially during the spring and summer months. Cities like Lloret, Blanes, Tossa de Mar, etc, can be reached more convenient from GRO than from BCN, especially when you rent a car. From a very-high local demand airport like LGW, this flight will be filled with people who just prefer GRO to get to their holiday resort or second home.


User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4211 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5436 times:



Quoting HeeBeeGB (Reply 2):
Out of interest couldn't FR better use the aircraft and slots they currently utilise on the double daily LGW-SNN? or is it an SNN based aircraft?

There's more than enough pax to fill the SNN-LGW's these days since EI pulled the SNN-LHR route. It is a nice earner for FR.



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User currently offlineNZaholic From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5338 times:

Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
Don't forget GRO is not only a secondary airport for Barcelona. There is plenty demand from the Costa Brava area, especially during the spring and summer months.

I holidayed in Argeles-Sur-Mer, a resort in SW France, between Perpignan and the Pyrenees/Spanish Border a couple of years ago, and an awful lot of the people I met had flown from the UK & Ireland into GRO, picked-up a car and headed north over the border to the holiday parks in Argeles. This despite the fact that PGF (a smaller Ryanair destination) was about 15 mins up the road and GRO about 1.5 hrs.

[Edited 2008-11-12 05:29:42]

User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3181 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5272 times:



Quoting NZaholic (Reply 5):
This despite the fact that PGF (a smaller Ryanair destination) was about 15 mins up the road and GRO about 1.5 hrs.

Maybe because the only airports that are linked with PGF are STN, CRL and BHX; and BHX is only a very recent addition. GRO seems to be linked to virtually any small airstrip in Europe.


User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Interesting. IIRC MOL once said that FR would avoid further expansion at LGW other than on routes to Ireland as the airport is congested at peak hours and therefore prone to delays, as well as BAA charging outrageous fees. With the demise of XL, Zoom, and others plus BA cutting back services and US airlines rushing over to LHR, maybe LGW is desparate for new routes and has finally given some concessions to FR.

It seems that ALC will only be operating until March 2009, as I cannot get any return flights after this date (unless they are already full).

Quoting HeeBeeGB (Reply 2):
is it an SNN based aircraft?

It is a SNN based aircraft. FR now enjoys a monopoly on London to Shannon since EI, and before them U2, pulled the plug. Furthermore friends and relatives living at GWY, about 2 hours from SNN by road, wanting to fly to London or the south east UK now have to use SNN since flyBe and others stopped direct services.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5183 times:



Quoting Tommy212 (Reply 1):
must be trying to fill the gap left by the collapse of XL???

To ALC maybe, but XL didnt really have a lot of capacity to mainland Spain, and none to Gerona I dont think

Quoting BCAL (Reply 7):
Furthermore friends and relatives living at GWY, about 2 hours from SNN by road, wanting to fly to London or the south east UK now have to use SNN since flyBe and others stopped direct services.

Aer Arann fly from Galway to Luton (as well as MAN, EDI, AMS one stop via Waterford and in the summer France)



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3181 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5169 times:



Quoting BCAL (Reply 7):
It seems that ALC will only be operating until March 2009, as I cannot get any return flights after this date (unless they are already full).

Many flights after March 30 have not been released yet, so that's probably just a matter of time.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 7):
maybe LGW is desparate for new routes and has finally given some concessions to FR.

Maybe they got the same conditions as U2?


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5124 times:

Excellent! Can't wait to try one of these new routes... only when they have a 1p sale, of course!

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4978 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 8):
Aer Arann fly from Galway to Luton

Luton might be a London Airport, but it is only suitable for those living north of the Thames and rather inconvenient for those living south of the Thames. Besides which, sometimes travelling on the M25 stretch alone can take longer than the flight LGW-SNN.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

I haven't looked at the timings yet but I'm pleased to see they are doing LGW-GRO. I will definately be using it. A lot of people don't realize what a nice city Gerona is.

It would be great if FR could build up a bigger presence at LGW before the airport becomes all orange.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

I think GT did LGW-GRO, but not for long.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

GT at GRO

http://www.airliners.net/photo/GB-Ai...SC_&prev_id=0328383&next_id=NEXTID

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Briti...C_&prev_id=0491061&next_id=0415165

[Edited 2008-11-13 02:53:25]

[Edited 2008-11-13 02:55:24]

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4234 times:

Where did they get the LGW slots from? Reduction in flights to DUB, SNN or ORK?

Are we likely to see any other FR expansion at LGW in the future?

Quoting BCAL (Reply 7):
It seems that ALC will only be operating until March 2009, as I cannot get any return flights after this date (unless they are already full).

As far as I know, very few FR routes for summer 2009 are on sale yet.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineCwldude From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 691 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 weeks ago) and read 4064 times:



Quoting BCAL (Reply 11):
Luton might be a London Airport, but it is only suitable for those living north of the Thames and rather inconvenient for those living south of the Thames.

Could always get the First Capital Connect to London Bridge? Takes about an hour from Luton Airport Parkway I think?

Good choice of routes for Ryanair, particularly GRO! Interesting  Smile



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User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4009 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 15):
Where did they get the LGW slots from?

Zoom, XL, Sterling......!


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

The evening ALC-LGW-ALC is quite late when I think slots are available.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19245 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3584 times:

NRN-LGW will be announced in the next day or two.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3505 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 19):
NRN-LGW will be announced in the next day or two.

What about BGY, PSA or NYO?



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3304 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 19):
NRN-LGW will be announced in the next day or two.

Available to book at www.ryanair.com appears to start 7 Jan 09.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3302 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 20):
What about BGY, PSA or NYO?

or MRS?


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Here's the news http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....r=08&month=nov&story=rte-en-261108

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

Interesting that we talked about this http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/1508431/

25 Vasu : Wahey! More good news, and another route to try! (takes me a while to trek up to STN!)
26 Antonovman : Luton has a very large Irish community, as does Kilburn in north London
27 Planesarecool : Good news for Gatwick, filling a few of the holes left by bankrupt airlines such a XL, Sterling and Zoom. Not sure if there was a thread about it, but
28 Joost : The NRN-LGW flight will replace one of the three NRN-STN flights. Good to see Ryanair opening new destinations from NRN though. The airport is becomi
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