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FR Announces 2nd Route To LCA - From GRO  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Complementing its already-announced first route to LCA, from CRL, FR has today announced its second route to LCA - from GRO.

Start date: 1st Dec.

Frequency: 2x weekly.


Source: www.ryanair.com


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineCyba From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2005, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

What a surprising and unexpected choice of first 2 routes! I'm sure they would have done their homework!

Good luck!


User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Quoting Cyba (Reply 1):
What a surprising and unexpected choice of first 2 routes! I'm sure they would have done their homework!

Good luck!

To be honest, I was more surprised by the choice of Charleroi Airport rather than GRO. Spain being at thetop of the list of the potential destinations was quite expected, given the very high passenger loads CY had on their LCA-BCN charter flights this Summer.

I think this route will be quite popular between Cypriots since there was never (at least during the last 25 years) direct connection between Cyprus and Spain.



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User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2775 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2235 times:
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Maybe Charleroi was chosen as it's in the north and offers a wide range of connecting possibilities.

User currently offlinejoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3186 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 3):
Maybe Charleroi was chosen as it's in the north and offers a wide range of connecting possibilities.

Local demand from Belgium, Northern France and the southern provinces of the Netherlands can easily fill 2x weekly flights.


User currently offlineSAM1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

As FR slowly move into the Greek Islands (Kos, Volos, Rhodes) and Cyprus (Larnaca), are we likely to see growth from the UK to these destinations?


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User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2775 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
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Quoting joost (Reply 4):
Local demand from Belgium, Northern France and the southern provinces of the Netherlands can easily fill 2x weekly flights

I remember that Transavia used to fly twice or once a week to Cyprus from Amsterdam, not sure if they still do. However the ticket was extremly expensive.

Quoting SAM1987 (Reply 5):
As FR slowly move into the Greek Islands (Kos, Volos, Rhodes) and Cyprus (Larnaca), are we likely to see growth from the UK to these destinations?

Maybe to Greek island but I doubt to Cyprus. Ryanair was smart enough not to launch Cyprus as there is enough competition from Cyprus Airways, British Airways, Monarch, Easyjet...


User currently offlinejoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3186 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 6):
I remember that Transavia used to fly twice or once a week to Cyprus from Amsterdam, not sure if they still do. However the ticket was extremly expensive.

They still fly every sunday AMS-LCA and 2-3x weekly AMS-PFO. ArkeFly also has 2-3x weekly flights from AMS to both LCA and PFO.

Transavia is often more expensive than the likes of FR. Many seats are sold to tour operators, the remaining is sold as scheduled services. They don't market themselves very much as a low-fare carrier, much more like a holiday carrier with reasonable fares. In the Netherlands, the brand is extremely strong.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Quoting joost (Reply 7):
Transavia is often more expensive than the likes of FR.

Whenver I have looked, it has been hard to find a return, e.g. to the usual hotspots, for under around €160 (about £132) including taxes - even during off-peak times. But, if people are prepared to pay it and in sufficient numbers, then great for them!

[Edited 2010-09-10 06:07:40]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

Quoting ju068 (Reply 6):
Quoting SAM1987 (Reply 5):
As FR slowly move into the Greek Islands (Kos, Volos, Rhodes) and Cyprus (Larnaca), are we likely to see growth from the UK to these destinations?

Maybe to Greek island but I doubt to Cyprus. Ryanair was smart enough not to launch Cyprus as there is enough competition from Cyprus Airways, British Airways, Monarch, Easyjet...

Not so much a case of FR being smart, more a case that they aren't being offered any incentives for Cyprus-UK flights
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articl...unds+ryanairs+cyprus+ambition.html



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User currently offlinejoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3186 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 8):
Whenver I have looked, it has been hard to find a return, e.g. to the usual hotspots, for under around €160 (about £132) including taxes

One could wonder if paying EUR 160 for traveling 2,500 km (AMS-BCN-AMS) is actually much or not. For EUR 160, I can't buy enough fuel to drive my car all the way to Barcelona and back.

From AMS, apart from the U2-served destinations, it's overall hard to find a r/t fare (incl. luggage) below EUR 160. AMS-London can be found below EUR 100 on easyJet (but that's only a short segment), AMS-Spain or -Italy, also on U2, is hard to find below EUR 100.


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