2008matt From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 98 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10188 times:
I was wondering what ever happened to the project of Ryanair Atlantic a few years back. I know that at the time they thought that their was not suitable aircraft but surely with the new 787, they would be enabled to do so. I would have liked to have seen whether their plans would have been successful in reality.
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19023 posts, RR: 53 Reply 1, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10142 times:
Quoting 2008matt (Thread starter): I was wondering what ever happened to the project of Ryanair Atlantic a few years back
It was only ever a proposal or 'we will be analysing the possibility' anyway. And they very clearly said that if it did materialise it wouldn't be called Ryanair such-and-such but instead be a separate company.
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brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 3829 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9905 times:
I believe that when people fly internationally they expect a certain amount of service. There have been airlines who offered no frills type of operation but they have fallen flat on their butts. Laker Airways, People Express, Nationair to name the ones that I can come up with at this time. Full service airlines seem to have the mix of low cost through to First Class all travelling on the same airplane. It may not seem to be as profitable, but it seems to work for the legacies.
irshava From Ukraine, joined Oct 2011, 214 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9720 times:
From what I recall - the airline was supposed to use 747s (years ago) and even if they did want to start long-haul ops with the 787 there is no way that Boeing would let those birds go at the price Ryanair would offer them.
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irshava From Ukraine, joined Oct 2011, 214 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7045 times:
Quoting 2008matt (Reply 8): Not at the present time no, but what about in 4/5 years time? And surely they could receive significant discounts for a large order - if so, how large do you think that could be? 50+?
Personally, I think that Ryanair is observing how the whole Norwegian Long-Haul operation will turn out... if it works out well for them MOL will no doubt want a piece of the action and well - they have 300+ 737s I would assume a decent number would also apply to their possible long-haul fleet.
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YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2251 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6782 times:
I dont think such an airline would be any worse than TS for example in terms of cabin comfort. I "generally" find that TS (Canadian Affair) are abour $6-800 cheaper than AC on YVR-LON but the on board service in Y is similar and baggage allowance is fine, which makes the narrow seat worthwhile to save that sort of coin for me to then spend in Europe.
If I was saving a further $2-300 per ticket, I would not have any issue paying for a suitcase and a couple of meals. But if the base fares were similar to TS or worked out more by the time you had been nickel and dimed, I wouldnt bother. So FR would have to consider carefully what service level they will offer and how they price it.
Then theres the practical side, hopefully many would pre-purchase meals online when booking, but there are still going to be dozens of credit card transactions per meal service, which will take forever to complete and check in will be a zoo...
The US market though is very different to Canada as they dont really have a TS type of competitor and I think they would do fantastically by offering a TS type of service, so not true FR.
I also think the A333 will be just an ideal a bird as the 787 for east coast & central routes.
Jambost From Ireland, joined Jun 2010, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4109 times:
Maybe MOL's new clone to run Ryan Atlantic has encountered some setbacks? Other than himself who would MOL want to take charge of this project?
Quoting irshava (Reply 16): Personally, I think that Ryanair is observing how the whole Norwegian Long-Haul operation will turn out
In my opinion I completely agree, combined with their failure [so far] to acquire EI, there is no immediate rush into uncertain markets.
DY has perfectly timed their venture acting as a guinea pig experiment for FR.
If DY succeed, FR would follow behind them with their new 2/3 class airline,
If DY fail, FR could acquire cheap sourced aircraft and enter the most demanding markets that DY revealed, or just scrap the entire idea.
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Someone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3076 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3960 times:
Quoting 2008matt (Reply 19): Does anyone know if Norwegian will put a 787 on a route to LHR?
Do you mean LGW? DY is building up a base at LGW and plan to open several routes from LGW to non-Nordic destinations in 2013. Can't remember where, but it was to Spain, France etc. They will also base a couple of 737s at LGW.
So far no 787 routes have been announced there, as only the routes for the first two aircrafts has been announced. OSL/ARN-BKK and OSL/ARN-JFK. But I would not be surprised if they show up with longhaul from LGW at one point, if they succeed
g2scandinavia From Norway, joined Jun 2010, 497 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3642 times:
Quoting kiwirob (Reply 22): This I'm sure will bite them in the butt, I would expect that a lot of passangers expecting to get Scandinavian speaking crew will be upset when they get Thai crew speaking broken English.
They will hand out tissues to their passengers so they can wipe their disappointed tears away.
For the rest of travelers, they will just continue reading the in-flight magazine with the title "We don't give a f....."
rutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2396 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
Quoting 2008matt (Reply 19): The 737-800 really is not big enough to charge the low fares that FR would be looking for. Does anyone know if Norwegian will put a 787 on a route to LHR?
Norwegian air shuttle may bring the 788 into the UK market however it will be at Gatwick and its far more likely to go East (Thailand) than west.
Fact is over the North Atlantic history is NOT on the side of direct sales and exclusively low fare type operations.
The only way to operate a subsidised fares structure is via packaging with car hire/rooms and other margin products, such as the way Canadian Vacations/Air Transat and Virgin Holidays/Beach fleet operations work.
Oh and selling cargo space.
Otherwise the numbers just don't add up now and never have
Even Laker knew that those many years ago. and a significant portion of the Skytrain capacity was allocated to Arrowsmith packages.
Shortly before folding Laker also introduces very flexible fares (They were significant more than $99.00 each way - Much closer to $399.00 in many cases!)
With something close to thirty flights a day each way London- New York alone multiple operations to other major US cities and countless services to secondary markets in both the US and UK regions there are plenty of very competitive "Y" seats already.
25 ushermittwoch: LOL. So you are claiming that DY's service is worse than SK's? That's really quite funny.
26 bbiter: As a frequent flyer in Norway and Europe, I can confirm that this is the case. Not only is DY's service poor, I find their F/A's rude as well. And fa
27 ushermittwoch: Interesting. I found their service levels to be quite similar. Typical LCC service within Europe. Maybe the intra-Scandinavian flights on SK are super
28 g2scandinavia: It was an ironic answer to the dooming predictions of DY's crew speaking English and not Norwegian. How that is being read as a comparison between SK
29 L410Turbolet: C-17? ...Air Asia X and the "stillborn" Bangkok Airways. To paraphrase O'Leary: I would rather crawl naked over broken glass that to fly Ryanair agai