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New European Low Cost Best Base  
User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

Like a today very popular topic "new airlines best base", if you will to start a low cost in Europe, where do you plane to base your hub??

My choose:

Stockholm Skavska (close to Stockholm high fares traffic)

Hanh (close to Frankfurt)

Milan MXP (it's a big airport but with a lot of slots available)

Berlin (the new Brandebourg when it will open)

and finally Lyon (france) cause it's in the middle of Europe.



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User currently offlineFlying lsd From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 992 times:

Why not like ryanair : at Brussels south airpor which is in fact the airport of the city "Charleroi" located 35 miles south of Brussels.

Ryanair had etablish his new continental hub here from end of april with flight to:
Stansted
Shannon
Trevisie (Venise)
Carcassonne (south of France)
Stockholm
and another one ,i forget sorry

Actually Charleroi - carcassonne one way 10 us$

Crazy but how long is it possible without a financial crash?


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24812 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 990 times:

Newcastle ! hehe


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 986 times:

I think that Stockholm Skavsta Aiport can be an option in the future. I think RyanAir had it in mind, but choosed Brussels instead.

GOT



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User currently offlineBob/chi-kyu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Brussels South (Charleroi) cenrtainly has the capacity !

Bob


User currently offlineGive it a GO From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Well actually the correct answer is London Stansted! Thats why 4 low cost carriers have/had their base there. Go, Ryanair, Buzz and the now defunct Virgin Express. Also, easyJet operate some flights from Stansted, although they are based at Luton.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Virgin Express continue to operate from LHR & BRU, so are not defunct.
easyJet no longer use STN.
What about MUC as a base?


User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 859 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 963 times:

A good choice for a low-budget airline would be Moenchengladbach in Germany. Lots of slots avaiable - a runway of 2400m (in future!) - and very near to Duesseldorf / Cologne und Ruhrgebiet.



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