Unlike many other carriers, easyJet is (on their website) typically very quiet about new routes: at least their English website hardly mentions routes in other countries, so often they are launched unnoticed. Okay, to start:
On March 12, easyJet announced 2 new domestic Italian routes to start in June:
It's obvious that the routes are operated on a 2 W-patterns:
This routes mark the further commitment of easyJet to the Rome market and from June, they'll have 2 aircraft based at FCO. All destinations are served with relatively high frequencies: MXP 3 daily, PMO 3 daily, LGW 3 daily and BRI 2 daily.
GT4EZY From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 1752 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4203 times:
Quoting ManchesterMAN (Reply 9): Why not? I don't think there is a huge difference in capacity between the ex GB Airways A320 and the A319 in U2 config? Maybe they don't need the extra capacity of the A320 on these routes?
It's a performance issue. As for A320's being based at LTN, BRS etc, every base is to get A320's if rumour is to be believed.
ManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1204 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3544 times:
I always thought the A319 had a greater range than the A320. It certainly has USA transcon range which is longer than any of the routes we are talking about here. Are U2s A319s different in any way to those of AC or UA or is is just down to the increased number of seats on the U2 aircraft?
True. Fully fuel an a319 and an a320 and the a319 will go further (not including any extra centre tanks). As I already stated it is due to the MZFW and MTOW. Basically when both planes are at MZFW you cant get the required fuel and keep the plane under MTOW in the a319 for the longer sectors but you can on the a320!