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Euro Low Fare Airlines  
User currently offline777-200LRpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 344 times:

Could someone give me the rundown on Euro low fare/no frills airlines? What the names are, where they fly, who they are competing with stuff like that. Just need some general info. Thanx for your time.

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 277 times:

Easyjet, RyanAir, BasiqAir (Transavia), BMi Baby (British Midland).

EasyJet and RyanAir are well known, compete with just about anyone.
See their websites (they are in English...).
BasicAir flies between Schiphol and some destinations on the Mediteranian. Competes mainly with Easyjet (doh) and Iberia.
BMi Baby is BMi's answer to Easyjet.



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 260 times:

Also GO which is the most expensive of the low cost carriers.Easy are based at Luton London and Gatwick,
Ryanair at Stansted,Dublin,Prestwick and 'Frankfurt' Hahn soon.


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 253 times:

i Thought FRANKFURT Hahn was already a hub for Ryanair.
BMIBaby fly to Dublin, Murcia, Malaga, Faro, Prague, Barcelona, Nice & Palma as of 20th March.
The first bmibaby a/c will be unveiled on Sat 16th i think. Definatley be at EMA on 17th


User currently offlineIslander From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 233 times:

Don't forget BUZZ which can give GO a run for its money as the most expensive of the low cost carriers.

User currently offlineTombezza From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 228 times:

A simple breakdown:

Ryanair: a 'very' low-cost airline, flies to secondary airports mainly from London Stansted, also has bases in Brussels, Glasgow and Frankfurt

easyJet: a low-cost airline flying to major airports, main base London Luton, other bases in London Gatwick, Geneva, Liverpool and Amsterdam. Concentrating on intra-European routes

Go: one of BA's more successful ventures, now making money for 3i. Bases in Stansted, Bristol and, soon, East Midlsnds

Buzz: KLM UK's response to the low-cost market. Brilliant if you want to travel from Stansted to France. Pretty useless if you don't


User currently offlineAirblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 200 times:

Add to the list:
The Italian Volare Airlines.
They fly scheduled mainly domestic Italy, but even if they aren't the so called no-frills carrier (they provide a full service with hot meal on 1 hour flight), they offer really cheap fares. Sure they are cheaper than GO or Buzz.

Air Lib Express is a new France no-frills who plans to fly only France domestic.

Germania is a German charter who also started to offer low-cost flights within Germany (FRA-TXL is its first route)

Sterling European is a Danish charter who also offer scheduled low-cost flights to the main leisuse destinations from CPH, ARN, GOT and OSL. Now they are going to start their new intra-Scandinavia flight between OSL and CPH.

GoodJet is a new Swedish no-frills based in GOT.


User currently offlinePressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 185 times:

Guys

You forget some players in the EU market:

x Virgin Express operating out of Belgium. But it's not a real 'low cost' airline. They focus mostly on leisure destinations (BCN, ATH, Rome, Lisbon, ...) but also have some business citypairs in their network

x SkyEurope: a new start-up lowcost airline operating in Bratislava / Slovakia with great ambitions

x Hamburg Int'l: German low-cosy player offering domestic flights











User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 173 times:

Pressclub,

Hamburg International isn't a no-frills but a holiday charter airline. I guess you mean Germania now flying FRA-TXL for 100 EUR each way.

Max
http://www.IntAviation.de.vu

User currently offlineVtual From France, joined Nov 2001, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 158 times:

Goodjet : New low-fares airline from Göteborg. Will start the 25 April routes from Göteborg GOT to Paris BVA and Nice NCE on a Boeing 737 at 49€ one-way.
To book : http://www.goodjet.com

Air Lib Express : the new Air Lib low fare carrier that should (finally) make money to Air Lib.
Do routes from Paris Orly Sud to Toulon, Nice, Perpignan, Toulouse, Lourdes at 29€ one-way.
To book : http://www.airlibexpress.com or 0825 820 820 (from France)

--
Vincent


User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 157 times:

Tombezza which "Frankfurt" do you mean? There is only ONE Frankfurt and that is the Rhein-Main Airport (FRA), the Ryanair-"Hub" is Hahn (HHN) which is located 110 km away from Frankfurt.

Presseclub, kick SkyEurope, with an EMB-120 you can´t offer low-cost flights...

Regards
Flying-Tiger
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User currently offlinePressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 774 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 138 times:

godbless,

You are right: i mean Germania

Flying tiger:

Go to their website.This is just the start-up. They add B 737 later this spring. Only online bookings, no frills on board, ... one way ticket prices: that's low-cost


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 109 times:

Actually Ryanair took LH to court regarding Frankfurt Hahn and LH saying that it isnt "Frankfurt". And FR has won an appeal to call Hahn "Frankfurt". This is due to the official name being Frankfurt Hahn. Check the Ryanair web site news http://www.ryanair.com (in German only)

User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 105 times:

No, FR hasn´t. The last press release clearly says that the court´s decision is still pending. On March 19th we will know how they can call the airport. I think they will rule that "Frankfurt" has to be dropped.

Regards
Flying-Tiger
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User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 104 times:

why does Frankfurt have to be dropped. Its the official name of the airport

User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4358 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 87 times:

If Hahn can't be named Frankfurt, they should also stop calling Stansted and Luton "London" , Gardermoen "Oslo" .


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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 84 times:

Luton and Stansted arent far from London,whereas Hahn is like 110 ks from Frankfurt!

User currently offlinePlaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 81 times:

Why can't Hahn be considered a Frankfurt airport? Look at Viracopos. It's a Sao Paulo airport isn't it?