Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 20 Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1694 times:
I was looking at the Easy and Ryanair timetables when *light bulb* I wondered whether they could increase aircraft utilisation during the night.This led me to think about night flights to the Canaires(SP).If you leave UK late night say 10 40 pm you'll get into the Canaires early morning.You could then return back to the UK before 7 am in time for your short Euro flights!So do you think there is a market for such flights?
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7717 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1668 times:
Rare? Tis true...just once a Year to coincide with summer holidays for Britons!
I think easyJet already have some of their Palma-LPL services arriving in the early hours of the morning but I doubt if Ryanair would go for major expansion of their current charter services (wherever they may go).
Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 1025 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1617 times:
The longer the sector the harder it is for low cost airlines to make that sector profitable. That's why in Europe the low cost airlines are reluctant to fly sectors longer than 2 hours or so. easyJet fly to Athens but doubts have been raised over its viability.
Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 775 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1607 times:
I was told that only flights of less than 3 hrs are viable for a low-cost carrier.
So the Canaries is out of question. Especially coz you can only fill the aircraft with leisure pax and not with businesspax who want to pay a little more...
For Ryanair it is not at all an option. Ryanair only flies to almost deserted 'second class' airports were they get a warm financial 'welcome'. I don't think they find this on the Canaries. You can get there already 'cheap' with last minute charter tickets...