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User currently offlineGatwickgunner From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

I have just been reading on justplanes.com that easy jet by 2004 plan to base 30 aircraft at gatwick and opperate up to 200 flights a day,so could someone answer me a couple of questions
1,where do they think they are going to get that many slots from.
2,at present they use the south terminal,there is not the amount of room to accomadate all these extra aircraft.
3,what is the future for easyjet at luton,if these expansion plans at gatwick go ahead,will they leave luton?
any answers greatly appreciated.on another note im glad to hear we are lossing most of our ba 146's/avro jets to man ect,and correct me if im wrong but gatwick will get some additional ba 737's to compensate

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

I would think that there is room for more expansion at Gatwick. There are a lot of empty spaces as far as gates (mainly hard stand) and there are plenty of quiet moments that could be filled with take-offs and landings.

In regards to them leaving Luton, I have no idea if it will happen, but swapping to Gatwick would help their business dramatically. It would also be a major asset over Ryanair in that they would not be stuck flying out of a middle of nowhere airport

Jeremy


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

BA will begin to cut back from LGW and as soon as US-UK open skies occurs then all LGW-US BA flights will move to LHR.

User currently offlineGatwickgunner From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

I agree with what you are saying about quite periods during the day,that is not a problem,i just cant see them getting all the slots they want in the morning peak period

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

I think that even without too many peak period flights, they will still be better off at LGW than LTN. As far as the open skies issue, it wont happen. I am not for or against it happening, so dont go there, I just know that it doesn't make any sense for it to happen at this point. And as was proved recently, it wont happen until it works for all parties, and BA/AA would much prefer the predicament that they are in at the moment, to one where they have Continental and Delta taking large amounts of passengers from them

Jer


User currently offlineGreenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 939 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

I don't think easyJet will putllout of LTN and move everything to LGW. If it ain't broke don't fix it. LTN and LGW serve two different markets, i.e north of London and south of London and their surrounding areas. Their operations probably won't expand much further out of LTN but I'm sure they'll stay there. As for these 30 aircraft at LGW they are still discussing the 75 aircraft order with Airbus and Boeing which I'm sure will play a part in things.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

If I am not wrong, I beleive that Stelios complains all the time about LTN, and mainly about the fee's that his airline have to add to tickets due to Barclays bank. I think Barclays owned or own the airport, and stuck this fee onto the airlines, and easyjet decided to pass the fee onto the passengers.

Jeremy


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

And Easy want to expand at Amsterdam too I think.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13043 posts, RR: 78
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Higher landing fees at LGW.
BA are not pulling out of LGW, there is a reduction and keeping to just 777's for long-haul and 737's for the rest, with faster turnaround times lower fares etc.


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

But as soon as Open Skies(ok maybe if) then I dont see why BA still needs to fly from LGW.This would probabrly in turn reduce the landing fees at LGW,albeit not by much.

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