WROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 886 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 10838 times:
Ryanair is set to announce its new base tomorrow - first one in Central Europe. The list of possible airports is: BTS, KRK and WRO. WRO was their first Central European destination and until recently had the most routes. KRK just got a handful of new routes and finally BTS with the disappearance of SkyEurope and its proximity to VIE seems to be a recent favorite.
adriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 511 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7663 times:
Nice to see Ryanair back in Osijek well done to Kaunas. I will have to make a trip back to Lithuania soon, its been almost 10years since i was there. I'm Bratislava's day will come, its perhaps the best located airport in 'eastern' europe being at the heart of a heavily populated area (Vienna-Bratislava-Gyor) region.
44k From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 309 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6566 times:
Excellent news and a huge step forward for Lithuanian aviation. I hope the LGWKUN flight times will enable some North America-KUN connections, even if a airpot transfer LHR-LGW is required. I have done so before and I hope this will make my trips to Lithuania easier.
Tobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 669 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 4801 times:
Quoting Carmelo (Reply 17): Great news for Berlin!!! Now they will finally be a competitor to easyjet and when 2011 new BBI opens its gates I assume that Ryanair will have a base there aswell.
FR is already operating several routes to SXF: Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Hahn, London-Stansted, Malaga (from 25 June), Milan-Orio al Serio, Oslo-Rygge (from 30 March), Stockholm-Skavsta, Weeze, and now Kaunas (from 5 May).
They seem to expand, but do you really think it's likely them opeing a base there? Is there any continental European Airport which is base to both EZY and FR, thus leading into a dumping price fight (like the short lasting EZY flights into DUB)? On the other hand, EZY seems to have neglected SXF over the last years, there were more route cuts than new announcements. The new BER airport will be equipped with an LCC pier with walk boarding gates (which was only added to the original plans due to increased demand), though I'm not sure if this new airport will fit into FR's secondary-airport scope.
[Edited 2010-02-10 11:03:05]
PA, AF, UK, BA, AB, DL, LH, FR, BD, A3, EZY, DY //// A319/320/346, B733/735/73G/738/744/763, AT4, 146, CR2, DH4