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Ryanair To Open New UK Base?  
User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 455 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 7224 times:

Apologies if this has already been posted but couldn't see it anywhere else.

Ryanair to open British base, Dublin capacity cut

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19239 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 day ago) and read 7161 times:

Yeah, this was mentioned a couple days ago in the Irish thread.

Let's first look at their existing UK bases:

BHD
PIK
EDI
LPL
EMA
BHX
STN
LTN
BOH
BRS

FR has in recent times significantly increased its presence at MAN and LGW. Perhaps these
are potential bases. Or LBA or NCL.

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User currently offlineDamian From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 7127 times:

Maybe they've finally managed to negotiate a deal with BAA at ABZ.

User currently offlineLH121GLA From Germany, joined May 2004, 455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 7078 times:



Quoting Damian (Reply 2):
Maybe they've finally managed to negotiate a deal with BAA at ABZ

Highly unlikely IMO. Anything they've had from ABZ before they've cut so I think your idea would be a non-starter.

Apparently they have the same deal on the table for GLA as BAA gave them for EDI - would we see them up sticks from PIK and move to GLA?

I'd like to think that BAA GLA would be chomping at the bit to get any new business - I mean, realistically - what have they delivered since EK back in 2004? Not a lot!


User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 21 hours ago) and read 6949 times:

If RYR moved from PIK to GLA, would that almost finish
PIK off apart from cargo. Also what affect would that
have on GSM I wonder?

I thought BFS was the favourite, not knowing they already
where in the City airport so perhaps MAN or LGW then?

Unless its somewhere almost untried like Manston/Norwich
or Inverness......? .....



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 6833 times:

How about Ryanair in NQY?


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User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 20 hours ago) and read 6740 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
FR has in recent times significantly increased its presence at MAN and LGW. Perhaps these
are potential bases. Or LBA or NCL.

Are there enough free parking spaces at LBA?

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 5):
How about Ryanair in NQY?

Unlikely - they failed with GRO and have downgraded STN and ALC.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19239 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 19 hours ago) and read 6726 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 6):
Are there enough free parking spaces at LBA?

No idea about LBA.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePaulcaz From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 6574 times:

Manston would make a good start they could get a deal like they had at Stansted remember Stansted before Ryanair!!


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User currently offlineFlywrite From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 6560 times:
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Is MME an option? They're currently looking for someone to replace FlyGlobespan's loss. Plenty of local passengers desperate for routes to the sun and cheap city breaks, as well as a link to London following the loss of bmi.

FR already operate to GRO and ALC from here (and recently cut the DUB route)


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19239 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 6548 times:

The articles states: "Mr O’Leary said that Ryanair currently flies to two of the three airports being considered." So, presumably, and realistically, two of those three must be LGW, MAN, LBA, NCL or ABZ. I wonder which the third one that it doesn't yet serve is.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11673 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 17 hours ago) and read 6505 times:



Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 5):
How about Ryanair in NQY?

It's possible, they could advertise it as the far South West in general and specifically Plymouth, but the road and rail links are so crap between the two that they'd be better off serving EXT - which again could be a possibility. Many people travel up to BRS for FR flights as it is, but this would then reduce passenger numbers at BRS itself. Mind you, it would certainly stick the wind up FlyBe!

Perhaps a return to CWL could be on the cards too, maybe they are smelling blood regarding Baby?



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5168 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 16 hours ago) and read 6338 times:



Quoting Damian (Reply 2):
Maybe they've finally managed to negotiate a deal with BAA at ABZ.

its possible - I believe ryanair have hinted in the past they would start more routes from ABZ if the price was right. The investigation into BAA's monopoly asked for greater monitoring of BAAs performance at ABZ as their prices were far too high....

Quoting LH121GLA (Reply 3):
Apparently they have the same deal on the table for GLA as BAA gave them for EDI - would we see them up sticks from PIK and move to GLA?

doubt it will be GLA - they just announced new routes from PIK last week, so no upping sticks anytime soon.



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User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

I hope with all hope that it isn't MAN.

Ryanair's predatory consumer practices would KILL the likes of WW, U2, LS and would cause serious harm to the likes of LH, LX, EI, BE and BD. They come in all gang busters and price all the other LoCo's out of the market leaving them with monopolies on routes and when the airport wants to charge them normal fees once the initial concessionary fees run out, MoL picks up his toys and f**ks off elsewhere leaving us decimated.

Thanks but no thanks!



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User currently offlineSpud757 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 months 11 hours ago) and read 6007 times:



Quoting Cainanuk (Reply 13):
I hope with all hope that it isn't MAN

same here... MAN doesn't need FR base besides, has enough loco activity to keep proces competitive and with LPL base just down the M62 so why would FR consider MAN

FR would be better devloping a new base at MME perhaps?
What about DSA? Too close to EMA base? Can't see them going for LBA, surely there isn't the room with all the LS metal


User currently offlineAAMDanny From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5076 times:

I would have thought MME... NCL... or LBA.

I just don't think MAN or LGW fit's their profile however LS and U2 operate out of MAN/LGW and have done so successfully.

Maybe with an increase in fares opening a base at LGW could be profitable especially with the faster access into London, rather than what is offered bby STN and LTN. U2 have made a profitable operatation at LGW... could FR be ready to challenge them?


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5237 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4973 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
Let's first look at their existing UK bases:

BHD
PIK
EDI
LPL
EMA
BHX
STN
LTN
BOH
BRS

Why another UK base? Is there still a city not connected to an FR base with less then 2 hours driving? Why not BRQ? It's central, cheap, and less then 2 hours from Prague, Vienna and Bratislava, 3 EU capitals.


User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4914 times:

I'll put out my vote for NWI , nobody would see that one coming  Big grin


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24951 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

I'd say it definitely won't be Newcastle


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User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

Im gonna hazard a guess and say MAN could be a strong contender, they have 5 additional daily slots approved which could be a couple of aircraft, at the same time however, it could just be destination points from other bases. (or nothing more than approved slots)

FR have significant leverage in the current climate of dwindling passenger numbers and capacity reduction. I would love to see what sort of deal they will negotiate from the airports they choose...



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4598 times:



Quoting AAMDanny (Reply 15):
I just don't think MAN or LGW fit's their profile

Airports and LCCs have all broadened their profile in recent years. A couple of years ago, LCCs (most notably FR) showed little interest in primary airports. Also, these airports showed little interest in securing deals with FR, U2 or W6. In the last 3 years, FR have opened bases at airports including MAD, ALC, EDI and BLQ; indicating that the airports as well as the airlines see business opportunities together.

easyJet has been focusing on primary airports (with higher costs, but also higher revenues) for a long time already and considers LGW to be a strong money-maker, despite costs that are higher than say EMA or LPL.

Quoting AAMDanny (Reply 15):
could FR be ready to challenge them?

FR could challenge U2 a bit at LGW, but they won't become a major competitor, simply because there aren't so many slots available. If FR would indeed start a base at LGW, I expect them to open some typical FR routes not served yet by U2, like AHO, REU, TSF, BGY, PIK, EGC, CCF, NYO. Some of these routes might also be start from other bases.


User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4473 times:

I'd be very surprised if they were looking at LGW. Even with people having moved out there isn't much room for movement in South Terminal which is where I'm guessing FR would continue to be based. Then again LGW has turned out to be a big success for U2 and EI is increasing its presence there. I wouldn't rule anything out with FR, particularly with BA moving a number of routes up to LHR .  Embarrassment

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