Gatwickgunner From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1036 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
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36 Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1009 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
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36 Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 996 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
Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 934 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 992 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.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 36 Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 993 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.