Cabincrewifly From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 243 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3872 times:
Way back, EZY announced that they were starting new routes from LGW to ORK, SNN and NOC from April 2005. Competing with Ryanair directly on its own home turf. It must not have worked out to well for EZY and in jury 2006 they announced that they were ending all of the above routes within two weeks. Why haven't EZY made a come back to the rep. of Ireland since then? Will they in the future?
gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3074 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3740 times:
Quoting Cabincrewifly (Thread starter): It must not have worked out to well for EZY and in jury 2006 they announced that they were ending all of the above routes within two weeks.
Because Ryanair declared war on easyJet, and operated virtually exactly the same schedule and routes from LGW to the Irish airports they served and guaranteed to beat them on price.
easyJet maybe a low cost carrier and offer competitive fares on the whole, but they have never tried to compete against Ryanair on cost. Their overheads are higher and try to differentiate themselves from their Irish nemesis by trying to be a more passenger friendly airline (in my opinion)...
Aer Lingus, BMI and Ryanair more or less have the London to Dublin market sown up, and easyJet going back into it, are not really going to offer anything new to attract passengers.
If easyJet were to start flying to Europe from Ireland, I think they would be even more foolish. Ireland only has a population of about 3-4 million people, which is half of London's population and the market is some what limited. With Ryanair and Aer Lingus both being LCC, fares are already competitive and most required destinations are already flown by them.
easyJet seems to want to enter markets where they will see a good return and not have to offer rock bottom prices and this is what they would have to do, flying out of DUB or CRK to get passengers onboard.
Cabincrewifly From Ireland, joined Jul 2011, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3286 times:
Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 1): With Ryanair and Aer Lingus both being LCC, fares are already competitive and most required destinations are already flown by them.
There is some room for competition between EI and EZY on route to main airports that FR don't fly to. And, I think that EZY are foolish not to fly from here, in my opinion. And by the way, EI are moving away from being a LCC.