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Ryanair Announces Stansted-Plovdiv  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

This is its first Bulgarian destination.

Plovdiv, a city that I have lived and worked in, is the country's second-largest city and a convenient access point for skiing. Various charters operate to/from PDV for skiing reasons.

No details yet regarding start date, frequency, days of the week, etc., but it's loaded in its pull-down menu and on its route map.

Source: www.ryanair.com



[Edited 2010-08-04 03:48:58]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3411 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Glad to see BG get some FR service...do they serve any other place in BG?


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 1):
do they serve any other place in BG?
Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
This is its first Bulgarian destination.



"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, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Yeah this sounds good, hopefully it's not just a Ski flight. Would be a great way to get to Bulgaria for a few days   


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):

Yeah this sounds good, hopefully it's not just a Ski flight. Would be a great way to get to Bulgaria for a few days

Yep! I'm quite keen to return to PDV and have a look around again!

Still not available for booking, but it'll apparently start on the 2nd November and operate 2x weekly with one-way, all-in fares from £32.99.

Source: http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1143583.php

[Edited 2010-08-04 05:42:13]


"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, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

That's not actually so great. Pretty much the same as WizzAir into Bulgaria only less frequencies. Although they do have the bonus of not being WizzAir, who are without doubt useless.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
they do have the bonus of not being WizzAir, who are without doubt useless.

? Not in my experience!

Also, £32.99, if that is indeed the base fare, is not the special fare. So, who knows - might be able to get it for £4 at some point.

[Edited 2010-08-04 05:53:27]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 7):
? Not in my experience!

or mine. Having flown them at New Year, i found them to be quite good, and would choose Wizzair over Ryanair every time!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineLGWGate49 From Sudan, joined Nov 2009, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Cheers Pe@rson, that's really great news if they are flying from 2 Nov. Means they'll have at least two tickets sold at the end of that month!


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User currently offlinedangould2000 From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Quoting Reply 9):
Official word yet on FR in GLA?

i'd like to know this as well, i'm FR PIK crew we've been hearing this rumour for a while now, a source told me that upto 6 aircraft are going to be based at GLA, and this has been backed up by a mate that works for BE at GLA saying they've been hearing the same story!

would love to know, i'd quite happily leave PIK for GLA   



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User currently offlineoneworld77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Warning - Rumour alert!! However, it seems both would run alongside each other. Such are the whispers, but nothing confirmed yet.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

My experiences of WizzAir have been two cancelled/changed flights which I've never received refunds for despite following all the correct processes, a crew which kept serving a drunk man alcohol right up until landing and then failed to do anything when he started racially abusing and physically threataining passengers, and two stewadesses having an amusing but rather demeaning argument in the back galley.

Enough to make me avoid them if possible   



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineba757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Nice to hear about FR to BG . Could it be Istanbul West or Sofia East ! Interesting about the rumour of FR to GLA , WELL PIK seems to be leaking a lot routes over to EDI . If EDI can get FR then hopefully GLA will , we need more flights !

User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Going off topic I guess but to me at least I cannot see both PIK and GLA operating together long term. Flyglobespan going must have left a big hole at GLA.
Nice to at least see a new route out of STN, instead of more cuts.



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User currently offlinenema From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
Although they do have the bonus of not being WizzAir, who are without doubt useless.



Just read your later post, the first one you made that i quoted above really surprised me as i have friends with property in Bulgaria that they visit frequently via Luton. They have nothing but praise for WizzAir ...always looking for their available flights first. Your experience seems to have been unfortunate rather than the norm, as sometimes happens.

Would be good to see more LCC's interested in UK to Varna..it can be a costly trip there and from my experience there is a considerable summertime market.

[Edited 2010-08-04 10:29:14]


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User currently offlinemickster From Austria, joined Feb 2009, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
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To be honest, I don't see this route being very successful - other than with people who would be visiting the near ski resorts in the winter. (Mind you, as well, that Bansko is at least as popular a ski resort and it is much easier to fly into SOF to reach it.) And that is why I was surprised when I heard FR chose PDV for their first destination in Bulgaria.

The distance between Sofia and Plovdiv is 130km plus there is no suitable regular transport between the two cities, PDV is also further out of the city when compared to SOF - that is why I personally don't see PDV evolving as a low-cost alternative to SOF. And the city itself cannot support the route on its own for sure. Low airport taxes are good to have (that is how PDV attracted FR) but they are not enough to sustain a route.

I thought VAR was a much wiser choice for a first destination, if they wanted to fly inside the country. Obviously, the best choice for me was SOF T1.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting nema (Reply 14):
Just read your later post, the first one you made that i quoted above really surprised me as i have friends with property in Bulgaria that they visit frequently via Luton. They have nothing but praise for WizzAir ...always looking for their available flights first. Your experience seems to have been unfortunate rather than the norm, as sometimes happens.

I would like to think that, but there seems to be a lot of negativity towards them from other passengers having similar experiences - there was even an anti-Wizzair website, it may still be around somewhere. Undoubtedly bad reviews make more impact than those passengers reporting good experiences, I have had two great flights with WizzAir myself, but it certainly showed that I'm far from being alone in being put off.


Dan  



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

FR's press release: http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/ryana...stansted-route-to-plovdiv-bulgaria


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinejoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Quoting mickster (Reply 15):
To be honest, I don't see this route being very successful - other than with people who would be visiting the near ski resorts in the winter. (Mind you, as well, that Bansko is at least as popular a ski resort and it is much easier to fly into SOF to reach it.) And that is why I was surprised when I heard FR chose PDV for their first destination in Bulgaria.

Well, these kinds of routes basically let FR grow to the size they are now. When they started flying to HHN, CRL, NYO or BVA, nobody expected them carry much passengers.

From London to Plovdiv, 2x weekly, must not be too hard to fill.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting joost (Reply 18):
When they started flying to HHN, CRL, NYO or BVA, nobody expected them carry much passengers.

I still chuckle when people STILL say - and I last read it only yesterday or the day before - "I can't believe Ryanair flies to place I've never heard of... like Bydgoszcz and and Kaunas." Of course, just because YOU haven't heard of it...

Bydgoszcz - 106,558 in 2009 to/from STN
Kaunas (now a base) - 171,132 in 2009 to/from STN



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinejoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3167 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 19):
I still chuckle when people STILL say - and I last read it only yesterday or the day before - "I can't believe Ryanair flies to place I've never heard of... like Bydgoszcz and and Kaunas." Of course, just because YOU haven't heard of it...

I must admit I'd never heard of Bydgoszcz or Kaunaus before they appeared on the Ryanair map. I never heard about Weeze either, before FR started flying from NRN - now I fly from there a few times per year.

I'd rather say that FR flies from Lithuania or northern Poland - the airport happen to be located near Kaunas or Bydgoszcz. The same for Weeze, they fly from an airstrip on the Dutch-German border, and the nearest city happens to be called Weeze.


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