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U2 Slot Allocation AMS Summer '11  
User currently offlineDrEsteban From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2009, 46 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Hello All,

According to Stichting Airport Coordination Netherlands (www.slotcoordination.nl) easyJet has been
granted 15768 slots for summer 2011. This is an increase of over 50% compared to summer 2010
where easyJet only had 9999 slots.

Does anyone have an indication on potential new destinations or even the possibility of easyJet
basing aircraft at Amsterdam/Schiphol?

Discuss!

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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Quoting DrEsteban (Thread starter):

Does anyone have an indication on potential new destinations or even the possibility of easyJet
basing aircraft at Amsterdam/Schiphol?

If you look on the same website you'll see how they build up these 15,768 slots. Moreover the easyJet website already lists the Summer 2011 schedule.


User currently offlineDrEsteban From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2009, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

@LJ

The only other thing I can find on the website is the breakdown of these slots (day/night and
requested/allocated slots), I can't find any info on routes/destinations being served.

As far as the easyJet website concerned I can't find any new destinations compared to last
year's summer schedule. I find it hard to believe that the increase in slots (50%+) is purely
an increase in frequency for existing routes.

And although the schedule is already published on the easyJet website it doesn't necessary
mean it's final, new destinations can still be added at any time, hence my question.


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Having a slot allocated, doesn't mean the slot will be used for an actual flight. So the amount of slots doesn't say anything about the amount of flights they'll operate.

Quoting DrEsteban (Reply 2):
And although the schedule is already published on the easyJet website it doesn't necessary
mean it's final, new destinations can still be added at any time, hence my question.

True, but that will be announced well in advance. Summer schedules start in late March, so they would've been online by now usually, since the airline has to generate bookings, the sales activities for the new routing has to be set up etc., it needs some time also.

There are still rumours that easyJet will open a base in AMS. But that's not going to happen before winter 2011-2012 at earliest. The new slot amount might have to do with those plans/rumours.



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User currently offlineDrEsteban From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2009, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

Hi airbuseric,

I appreciate what you are saying. However an airline like easyJet (normally) doesn't apply for slots
they don't intend to use, since when the airline doesn't use an allocated slot they will lose it.

Also, new routes/destination are added year-round not necessarily at the beginning of the summer/
winter timetable. Some new destinations might be added halfway a season, let's say for instance,
in July or December.

I was just wondering whether anyone had some inside info or rumours on new routes or perhaps an
AMS base, although I fully realise easyJet will be focussing on setting up the new LIS base first.

The Doc.


User currently onlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

They launched SXF-AMS and MAN-AMS and they increased some frequencies on existing routes as well since last November, so that explains why they will have more in summer '11 compared to summer '10.

Quoting DrEsteban (Reply 4):
However an airline like easyJet (normally) doesn't apply for slots
they don't intend to use,

Lots of airlines do that.

Quoting DrEsteban (Reply 4):
since when the airline doesn't use an allocated slot they will lose it.

That's only the case when the slot has been definitively allocated. Before that you can request and return slots free of penalties.



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