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EasyJet To Set Up Base At Doncaster Robin Hood  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3014 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

You will have to trust me on this...

But later today there is set to be a major announcement at DSA, confirming easyJet is to set up a base at airport from Spring 2010...

There will initially be 21 departures a week and bring a much needed estimated 100,000 additional passengers to new underserved airport.

With a long term view to grow the base depending on sales.

Seems like the new base will follow shortly after the closure of the base at neighbouring EMA!

Press Releases should follow later...

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User currently offlineFlyBeQ400 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

AMS
BCN
FAO
PMI
PRG

All starting around 19th/20th of April.

Supposedly operated as W routes with LPL based crew?


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4355 times:
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Which reason has argued U2 about the closure of EMA base?

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Gerard



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4355 times:

Apparantly, it's a "real" base with one aircraft. There is still a slot for one more flight in the current schedule (below).

I'm very surprised by this base announcement. Last year(s), easyJet focused on primary airports, opening bases at MXP, FCO, MAD and MAN, and expanding much at LGW. Regional airports are being closed, like EMA, or reduced, like LTN or STN. Now DSA with one aircraft... interesting!

Other new routes:
SPU to AMS, SXF, FCO and BSL. Here, all routes are flown from the respective bases, except (of course) AMS, which is flown 3x weekly on a W-pattern MXP-SPU-AMS-SPU-MXP.


1
DSA-AMS-DSA 1350-1655
DSA-BCN-DSA 1720-2300

2
DSA-PRG-DSA 0825-1305
DSA-AMS-DSA 1350-1655
DSA-PMI-DSA 1720-2320

3
DSA-FAO-DSA 0620-1255
DSA-AMS-DSA 1350-1655
DSA-BCN-DSA 1720-2300

4
DSA-FAO-DSA 0620-1255
DSA-AMS-DSA 1350-1655
DSA-PMI-DSA 1720-2320

5
DSA-PRG-DSA 0825-1305
DSA-AMS-DSA 1350-1655
DSA-BCN-DSA 1720-2300

6
DSA-FAO-DSA 0610-1240
DSA-AMS-DSA 1330-1625
DSA-PMI-DSA 1650-2250

7
DSA-PRG-DSA 0825-1305
DSA-AMS-DSA 1350-1655
DSA-BCN-DSA 1720-2300

[Edited 2009-12-10 00:44:25]

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19208 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4178 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
I'm very surprised by this base announcement. Last year(s), easyJet focused on primary airports, opening bases at MXP, FCO, MAD and MAN, and expanding much at LGW. Regional airports are being closed, like EMA, or reduced, like LTN or STN. Now DSA with one aircraft... interesting!

It is certainly surprising and interesting.

List of new routes:

http://theairdb.com/news/20091210163-easyjet.html



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

2 more new routes to BOD. Might have to do with the upcoming opening of Billi, the low cost terminal.

User currently offlineEHAM From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4117 times:

Good to see EZY expanding again at Amsterdam.

On the Dutch version of the easyJet website the Amsterdam to Nice route is advertised but currently they do not fly this route, quite strange.

Maybe this route will be re-instated as well? easyJet used to fly this route from 2005-2007.


User currently offlineAcelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4105 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
Regional airports are being closed, like EMA, or reduced, like LTN or STN.

First time I have ever heard STN called a regional airport!

Nevertheless this does seem an interesting move at DSA,
I presume the airport must have offered something of interest to Easyjet
but will it work.....

time will tell I guess...



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4086 times:



Quoting EHAM (Reply 6):
On the Dutch version of the easyJet website the Amsterdam to Nice route is advertised but currently they do not fly this route, quite strange.

Hmm, yes indeed.

Another strange thing: when selecting AMS, in the destinations menu, "East Midlands (All airports)" appears. When searching for flights, an error appears. But U2 never flew to EMA from AMS.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19208 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4083 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 8):
"East Midlands (All airports)"

I noticed this a few days ago for existing EZY flights to EMA. Odd!



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3921 times:



Quoting Acelanzarote (Reply 7):
First time I have ever heard STN called a regional airport!

I agree it's not a regional airport, a wrong choice of words. I was mostly referring to airports that are not the primary airport(s) of cities; i.e. for London, STN is typically ranked behind LHR and LGW, when it comes to demand / yields. (Of course, there are parts of London that can be reached easy from STN and I've used the airport a couple of times to get to the northern parts of London, but yields and demand from LGW are higher).

I saw a mistake in my schedule analyses: on Monday mornings, there's also a FAO flight, so the schedule is complete.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3625 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
Apparantly, it's a "real" base with one aircraft.

Personally I would call it an outbase, or an virtual base. The aircraft is based at DSA, but no crews will be - they will instead come from LPL



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User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3591 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 11):
Personally I would call it an outbase, or an virtual base. The aircraft is based at DSA, but no crews will be - they will instead come from LPL

Oh okay, thanks for clarifying!

How will this be arranged in practice? Will the crews stay in hotels during their shifts?

And might this be a temporary solution. If my memory serves me right, when they just launched FCO and MAD, they also used MXP resp. LGW crew for the first months of operations.


User currently offlineDarr34 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

Surprised not to see ALC and AGP included from DSA. Would have thought they were obvious choices?

Think DSA should have a fair amount of sucess, after all Sheffield is the 4th biggest English city by population (I believe!)

Quoting Joost (Reply 3):
Regional airports are being closed, like EMA, or reduced, like LTN or STN. Now DSA with one aircraft... interesting!

Thankfully STN doesn't seem to have been reduced any further this year, indeed Cagliari has been added, replacing the a PRG flight I believe, as last summer this operated 2xdaily, where as this summer it'll only be daily


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3550 times:



Quoting Darr34 (Reply 13):
Surprised not to see ALC and AGP included from DSA. Would have thought they were obvious choices?

AGP I agree on. ALC is operated by FR in summer

Quoting Joost (Reply 12):
How will this be arranged in practice? Will the crews stay in hotels during their shifts?

To be honest, I'm unsure



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User currently offlineDarr34 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2009, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3535 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 14):
AGP I agree on. ALC is operated by FR in summer

Oh yes, completely forgot FR already used DSA.

Assume it will be a A319 "base"


User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3300 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 12):
Will the crews stay in hotels during their shifts?

BE do a lot of mixing and matching on their regional routes with crews. MAN crew operate the LBA to LGW, for example - they stay in a hotel in Leeds for a week each time.



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