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Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO  
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Seems like that by September UL will drop these 3 European destinations.

All filghts have been zeroed out.

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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Another victim of EK dominance ?

User currently offlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

They had just relaunched ZRH in Jan 2012.

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 1):
Another victim of EK dominance ?

If the Sri Lankan Government is stupid enough to grant so many flights to EK out of CMB, then it's really not EK's fault, now is it !

Thenoflyzone



us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
User currently offlineAirMale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

Well the swiss market has changed since 2004/5 when SriLankan left Zurich.
Back then there was 1 daily EK flight to Dubai, 4 weekly QR to Doha from Zurich.

Now you have 2 daily EK to Dubai, daily QR to Doha, 4 weekly WY to Muscat from Zurich, all with convenient onward connections to Colombo.

Since UL restarted Zurich, both EK & QR have marketed Colombo with aggressively low fares.
WY is also trying to grab a piece of this makret, with some quite interesting fares....



.....up there with the best!
User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 2):
If the Sri Lankan Government is stupid enough to grant so many flights to EK out of CMB, then it's really not EK's fault, now is it !

Hehehe I think this statement is best applied to Australia


User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

UL resumed these routes all in the pretty recent past

FCO from DEC08
MXP from DEC09
ZRH from DEC11


User currently offlinelukeyboy95 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 1096 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

No doubt as a result of the ME-carriers. I'm in two minds to feel a little disheartened by this, or just shrug it off as good old fashioned competition. As another user said, the ball lies firmly in the court of the Sri Lankan government.

Quoting AirMale (Reply 3):
both EK & QR have marketed Colombo with aggressively low fares.

Yes, extremely low fares on this route.



Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 4):
Hehehe I think this statement is best applied to Australia

  
True enough  



chase the sun
User currently offlineaa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 2):
If the Sri Lankan Government is stupid enough to grant so many flights to EK out of CMB, then it's really not EK's fault, now is it !

Is it really so important? My guess would be that most of the traffic is related to tourism. Seems to me that it would be best to get more bodies in so they can spend at tourist attractions.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33053 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Zurich ends 27 August; Milan and Rome on 3 September.


a.
User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4802 posts, RR: 44
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Smart move by UL. Hopefully now they will upgrade some of their A320 operated flights to SIN/BKK/KUL to A332s with the freed up aircraft as a result of the EU suspensions!

User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2992 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

where to next? MEL?

They had stated their intentions to serve MEL and YYZ but have gone quiet, so it will be interesting to see if this freeing up of resources will see their focus shift.


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