Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
Currently easyjet do not have a regular based aircraft in LIS. However, they do base aircraft at ORY and CDG. Once we see a based aircraft at LIS then that is the time to speculate on whether they will operate that service.
They could, but by the time the timings would be sub-optimal. Many Porto travellers will want an early morning flight to LIS. Operating the pattern you suggest and it would probably be a mid-morning flight. Using a Madrid based aircraft would be a bit better, but if Easyjet wanted the day trip market then they would probably need a Portugese based aircraft
However could a 1 aircraft operation be done using nightstopping crews, as happenned at FCO initially and will happen at DSA this summer?
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 9271 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
LIS-OPO is not a profitable route for TP, according to the interview published today in "Expresso". The route serves primarily as a connecting link to TP's LIS hub. In any LCC wants to get in on it I don't think TP would have any problem with it. Personally I doubt that even a LCC could make any money on it. The 2 cities are just 300Km apart and linked by 2 highways, express bus service and express trains.