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FR Announces Budapest New Base - Starting In 2 Wks  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6647 times:

Good to see FR take advantage of market opportunities following the cessation of MA.

BUD base in two weeks 31 new routes and 2m pax/annum.

FR's 31 new routes to/from Budapest from 17 Feb (not all start that month). Please note that I copied-and-pasted FR's list, but it didn't do it properly hence the out-of-order nature.

Alicante APR 49.99
Manchester FEB 9.99
Baden Baden FEB 9.99
Munich West FEB 9.99
Barcelona FEB 9.99
Milan (BGY) FEB 9.99
Birmingham MAR 29.99
Warsaw (Modlin) JUL 29.99 MAR 9.99
Oslo FEB 9.99
Bristol MAR 29.99
Palma APR 49.99
Brussels (CRL) FEB 9.99
Paphos APR 49.99
Chania APR 49.99
Paris FEB 9.99
Dublin FEB 9.99
Pisa APR 49.99
Eindhoven APR 29.99
Rhodes APR 49.99
Gottenburg FEB 9.99
Rome (CIA) FEB 9.99
Hamburg (LBC) FEB 9.99
Stockholm (NYO) FEB 9.99
Krakow FEB 9.99
Thessaloniki FEB 9.99
London (STN) FEB 9.99
Trapani APR 49.99
Madrid FEB 9.99
Venice( TSF) APR 29.99
Malaga APR 49.99

Source: http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/ryana...se-in-two-weeks-with-31-new-routes



[Edited 2012-02-03 05:22:53]


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User currently offlineSASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6609 times:
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Good for FR and good for BUD.
Although, the chances for a possible revival of MA will slink drastically I think......


User currently offlineirishbean From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6358 times:

Well done Ryanair, within hours as well, and they can have the routes flying in 2 weeks, Its great to see an Irish success story. With this it demonstrates they have so much muscle and ability to move quickly when opportunity knocks.

User currently offlineslz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

Well, they seem to have been beaten on their CRL route, as SN will operate a third daily frequency from BRU aleady as from next week, according to http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewto...7&t=46480&p=259987#p259979

User currently offlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5080 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

Only basing 4 aircraft initially - I reckon that will grow pretty significantly in the next 6 months though.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6064 times:

Quoting irishbean (Reply 2):

Well done Ryanair, within hours as well, and they can have the routes flying in 2 weeks, Its great to see an Irish success story. With this it demonstrates they have so much muscle and ability to move quickly when opportunity knocks.

They have a number of planes sitting idle over the winter, so it makes sense to get them back into revenue operation when such a good opportunity presents itself. Presumably there are crew members who are also relieved from duty or on less hours over the winter, but in this economic climate I should think it's not hard to gather enough staff to crew the flights.


Dan  



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User currently offlineteahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5809 times:

This is what I get from a quick scan of the booking engine for early May:

68 weekly frequencies with BUD based aircraft
12 with non BUD based aircraft (BRS, DUB, BLQ, BHX and 4 of 11 STN frequencies)
= 80

ALC not bookable
BCN 7x
BHX (2x) //3//6/ BHX based aircraft
BLQ (2x) //3///7 BLQ based aircraft
BRS (2x) /2///6/ BRS based aircraft
CRL 7x
CHQ not bookable
DUB (2x) /2///6/ DUB based aircraft
EIN not bookable
GSE 2x //3///7
LBC 2x /2///6/
FKB 2x 1///5//
KRK 3x /2/4/6/
STN 7x
STN (4x) 12/4/6/ STN based aircraft
MAD 4x 1/3/5/7
AGP not bookable
MAN 3x /2/4/6/
FMM 3x /2/4/6/
BGY 7x
RYG 3x /2/4/6/
PMI not bookable
PFO not bookable
BVA 7x
PSA not bookable
RHO not bookable
CIA 7x
NYO 2x 1///5//
SKG 2x //3///7
TPS not bookable
TSF not bookable
WMI not bookable (though WAW features in booking engine)



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4914 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5530 times:

Worth noting that this is not 100% finalised yet - "This largest ever investment in Hungarian aviation and tourism is subject to reaching final agreement with Budapest Airport today on costs, facilities and handling, and Ryanair’s Deputy CEO Michael Cawley has travelled to Budapest to finalise these negotiations with Budapest Airport and the Hungarian Government" (quote from the press release). Though they must be pretty certain the deal will be finalised to be accepting bookings

5 of the new 31 routes are a re-announcement. They were announced a couple of weeks ago (STB, DUB, BHX, BRS, BLQ). Out of the remaining 26, I've spotted at least one route, MAN, that isn't a Malev replacement

However it's still good for BUD that it has quickly replaced some of the lost capacity with FR, Wizz Air and others

Quoting irishbean (Reply 2):
With this it demonstrates they have so much muscle and ability to move quickly when opportunity knocks.

I wonder if they could have done the same if this happenned 6 months later in August



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User currently offlinegilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Lets see how this plays out with WIzzair...

Wizzair have been very lucky until now, only competing with FR on a handful of routes... Now they are going to be competing head to head on numerous routes and this is the first time FR and W6 have had a base at the same airport.

Today they also announced they will be basing two additional A320's at BUD, from the summer. Their route networks are almost identical competing on all the below routes, with slight variations on summer sun destinations:

Madrid, Barcelona, London (W6 LTN and FR STN), Brussels (CRL), Stockholm (NYO), Gothenberg, Milan (BGY), Rome (W6 FCO and FR CIA), Pisa and Eindhoven.

Wizz Air invests HUF 25 billion in its Budapest operation

Looks like Wizzair will have to get use to it, as I think FR are also intending to open a base at the new Warsaw Moblin airport later this year, and this is where they are moving all their Warsaw ops to as well!

The East European market is extremely price sensitive!

I wonder at what expense these four aircraft are being sourced from? As it's the winter, FR has a number of aircraft parked up. But I wonder if any aircraft are being pulled from other bases to open up BUD or will have an impact on future bases like PFO that are due to open soon?


User currently offlineteahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
Out of the remaining 26, I've spotted at least one route, MAN, that isn't a Malev replacement

Unfortunately most of the routes are not Malev replacements. They offered an excellent hub for connections to Central and Eastern Europe which will be very hard to replace. Places like Varna, Burgas, Sarajevo, Tirana, Pristina and Tivat have just become a lot harder and more expensive to reach. Austrian is the big winner.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4914 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5314 times:

Wizz will have a frequency advantage on key trunk routes such as London and Brussels against FR, giving them something to differentiate themselves with, and possibly helping them to attract business passengers

LON: Wizz 21 per week, FR 11
CRL: Wizz 14 per week, FR 7
EIN: Wizz 13 per week, FR unknown but unlikely to be as many as 13
BGY: Wizz 11 per week, FR 7
Rome: Wizz 10 per week, FR 7
Madrid: Wizz 7 per week, FR 4
NYO: Wizz 4 per week, FR 2
GSE: Wizz 3 per week, FR 2

(Wizz and FR will have equal frequency to BCN and Bologna [FR use BLQ, Wizz FRL], Comparison not yet possible for Pisa or Palma as FR frequency unknown)

Indeed what's noticeable generally from Wizz's response is only 1 new route. Everything else is frequency increases. Their strategy seems to be consolidating existing routes and building a frequency advantage over FR

Also Wizz won't be competing with FR on:
Bucharest
Malmo
Bourgas
Bari
Dortmund
Tirgu Mures
Frankfurt Hahn
Naples
Turku
Catania (though FR will serve Trapani)
Corfu
Antalya

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 8):
I think FR are also intending to open a base at the new Warsaw Moblin airport later this year

May or may not be a base. Quote from Micheal O Leary late last month
"We’re still talking. We haven’t got to where we’d like to get on costs. We’ll certainly be announcing something for when they open, which looks like it will be July, but whether it becomes a base I’m not sure. There is still work to do on the cost base."
http://www.anna.aero/2012/01/25/ryan...leary-the-award-winning-interview/

[Edited 2012-02-03 09:07:43]


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User currently offlineteahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3982 times:

Very interesting summary, Humberside!

Quoting gilesdavies (Reply 8):
I wonder at what expense these four aircraft are being sourced from? As it's the winter, FR has a number of aircraft parked up. But I wonder if any aircraft are being pulled from other bases to open up BUD or will have an impact on future bases like PFO that are due to open soon?

Ryanair was due to announce another new base shortly. Maybe that has been delayed.



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User currently offlineshamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4105 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Quoting teahan (Reply 6):
This is what I get from a quick scan of the booking engine for early May:

68 weekly frequencies with BUD based aircraft
12 with non BUD based aircraft (BRS, DUB, BLQ, BHX and 4 of 11 STN frequencies)
= 80

ALC not bookable
BCN 7x
BHX (2x) //3//6/ BHX based aircraft
BLQ (2x) //3///7 BLQ based aircraft
BRS (2x) /2///6/ BRS based aircraft
CRL 7x
CHQ not bookable
DUB (2x) /2///6/ DUB based aircraft
EIN not bookable
GSE 2x //3///7
LBC 2x /2///6/
FKB 2x 1///5//
KRK 3x /2/4/6/
STN 7x
STN (4x) 12/4/6/ STN based aircraft
MAD 4x 1/3/5/7
AGP not bookable
MAN 3x /2/4/6/
FMM 3x /2/4/6/
BGY 7x
RYG 3x /2/4/6/
PMI not bookable
PFO not bookable
BVA 7x
PSA not bookable
RHO not bookable
CIA 7x
NYO 2x 1///5//
SKG 2x //3///7
TPS not bookable
TSF not bookable
WMI not bookable (though WAW features in booking engine)

DUB seems to eventually switch to a 5 per week operation using a BUD based aircraft from March.



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User currently offlineteahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

And STN is now 7x weekly with (the STN based aircraft operated removed.


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User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Quoting teahan (Reply 9):
Unfortunately most of the routes are not Malev replacements. They offered an excellent hub for connections to Central and Eastern Europe which will be very hard to replace. Places like Varna, Burgas, Sarajevo, Tirana, Pristina and Tivat have just become a lot harder and more expensive to reach. Austrian is the big winner.

I would say fortunately. Not many Malev destinations could win me for leisure weekend or week breaks. Now I just have so many to choose from from Budapest, for a fare 10x less !

And for business I always fly Skyteam, so this is a win win win win situation for me.  



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineteahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Financial Times piece about Ryanair vs Budapest airport:
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/201...apest-playing-dirty/#axzz1lmLU2mSu

Wizz Air have announced another extra aircraft for BUD with 10 new routes:
http://wizzair.com/about_us/news/?language=EN#wizen101

Malaga 2x
Larnaca 2x
Cluj 3x
Sofia 3x
Warsaw 4x
Thessaloniki 2x
Zakynthos 1x
Rhodes 1x
Heraklion 1x
Bucharest 4x



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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2797 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Quoting teahan (Reply 15):
Financial Times piece about Ryanair vs Budapest airport:
http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/201...apest-playing-dirty/#axzz1lmLU2mSu

And here the folks at SRQ complain about the way WN treats them. If only they knew what many of their peers across the pond have to go through!



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User currently offlineteahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

BUD base going up to five aircraft with one new route: TMP

http://www.portfolio.hu/en/economy/r...on_wizz_air_in_budapest.23761.html

Frequency increases:

CRL 13x (+4)
EIN 2x (+2)
GSE 3x (+1x)
MAD 6x (+2)
BGY 11x (+1)
CIA 10 (+3)
NYO 4 (+2)
SKG 3 (+1)



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineteahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

The new base launches today.


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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2167 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Shame the MAD route will be done by BUD crews, would be a nice addition to us at the MAD base

User currently offlinekl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting BA777 (Reply 19):
Shame the MAD route will be done by BUD crews, would be a nice addition to us at the MAD base

If you have ever met Hungarian women you wouldnt say that..   Anyway, I am using FR now in April to my favourite off season destination Lanzarote. BUD-MAD-ACE . I am very happy with Ryanair at BUD. BUD-MAD vv is actually a W6-FR combo.

110 Euro return incl tax to the canary islands, unbelievable!



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
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