RAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3801 times:
after the massive announcement by Spanair to open new routes from Barcelona (as Zagreb, Belgrad, Birmingham,...), seems that Vueling has seen the potential to serve Edinburgh and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen.
And that's it!!! Vueling has announced today that will start flights from BCN to EDI and SAW from 24 June.
What's your opinion?
And anticipating the decission of Spanair has announced, too, new flight from Valencia to Munich, also starting on June 24.
Nice to see hard competition in Barcelona!!
El dia que los gilipollas vuelen, no podremos ver la luz del sol!
Talaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
These routes will bleed to death until only one carrier is left (or even none of them), especially given the diehard LCC nature of EDI and BHX (announced sometime earlier by Spanair). We'll see but beating Easyjet will not be an easy task.
As to IST, I though TK had double daily flights...is demand in BCN really that huge towards Turkey? I'd imagine cruises would charter their own planes anyways.
MIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2998 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2852 times:
Quoting US330 (Reply 6): Having flown both, it should be the other way around.
Why doesn't JK or VY start a BCN-LHR or LGW route, yes I know there is a lot of competition with U2 and BA (don't know if IB still flies LHR-BCN) but hey... London seems to be a popular destination from Spaniards and Barcelona is a favourite destination for brits. and JK being on Star Alliance they could feed passengers to UA, AC, CO, NH, and all the Star carriers at LHR.
JK wants to convert BCN into an intercontinental hub... they could have the means and if they make the right choices they can crack it.
But first they have to get rid of the cheapo charter airline image they currently have and try to stablish themselves as a full fledged scheduled airline. (cough-drop the BOB-Cough!)