Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 939 times:
Care to make some up? Sure.
Easyjet Expansion plans
Easyjet, Europe's biggest low-cost airline, announced today that it intends to expand exponentially, both by mergers and acquisitions, and organic growth. The airline revealed a 7 stage plan for growth:
1) incorporate the operations of Go (a recent takeover) completely into the airline and do the same with dba
2) Acquire 240 Airbus aircraft to supplement the fleet
3) hostile takeover of buzz (for $5 million), BMI Baby (for $200 million), Hapag Llloyd Express (for $50 million) and Caledonian Wings (for 1 Russian Rouble). Also, start a "Dirty Tricks" campaign against Ryanair and inspire an international boycott against Irish airlines. Justification for campaign still to be conceived.
4) Acquisition of United Airlines and American Airlines (for $1.00 in a buy one get one free deal) after the American parliament changes company ownership laws to permit this. Expansion into low-cost, no-frills intercontinental market with the newly acquired fleets.
5) Acquire 1000 Tupolev 204 and 334 aircraft to supplement the fleet, as the offered price was lower than that of rival Airbus (who refused to offer the same price a 2nd time). Tupolev to do all maintenance and supply all pilots.
6) Takeover of the governments of most African and Latin American countries, as well as Japan, by offering voters free flights if they vote for Easyparty.com. Also, encourage British and Australian citizens to enter "easygod.com" as religion on their respective referendums, so that the religion becomes officially recognized and can save easyjet taxes.
7) takeover of the EU and the UN, and world domination. The world will be rebranded as easyworld.com with its own URL and great value for money deals to be had on the page. A large banner to be installed on the Chinese Wall, reading "0800-easyworld - book now" so that aliens can identify the planet.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 933 times:
Shankly: They already did. On 5th and 6th December this year, they offered 100,000 seats at 0.50 cents including taxes, to and from Frankfurth Hahn. So they effectively already paid 100,000 people to fly with them! (Germanwings paid 50,000 people)
GAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 894 times:
GKirk- that sounds about right... I've been trying to book flights between STN and GLA/EDI during the summer and it appears that schedules have been reduced quite a bit for the summer. Not only from STN either, I think LTN will suffer as well.
It's a shame their website only mentions NEW destinations and IMPROVED frequencies - not the other way round. It might be a bit clearer otherwise. I've written to the airline, but as of yet, no response.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 867 times:
Aaargh! My Easyjet predictions are coming true! They've registered "easyatlantic"!!! And that's not for building an airline around it, it's for when they take over NATO and replace its title with something catchier...
By738 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Sep 2000, 1975 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 793 times:
I feel that easyjet are messing about with Glasgow, they should remember that their very first flight was GLA-LTN and the route is one of their most successful. All this talk of reduction in services is just to redeploy aircraft elsewhere. Come on Easyjet, Im sure a deal could be made with BAA
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3582 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 655 times:
Edinburgh seems to be the most likely candidate for Germanwings as it has been mentioned in the media here a couple of times. However, the airline's COO recently said that expansion - a max. of 6 new routes due to be announced by mid-January - will focus on Italy and Middle/Eastern Europe. No more mentioning of the UK, Scandinavia and the Iberian peninsula as before. We shall see.
AirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 652 times:
There is not much news from the Channel Islands ever,all I have heard is that Aurigny will lease a BAe 146 from Titan for the summer season and the possible retirement of a few Trislanders although this is only a rumour.
*IOS Skybus have started flights from Newquay to GCI and JER. I have not been up to GCI in a while so I cannot confirm whether a DHC Twin Otter is in use or an Islander.
*Le Cocqs (AirX Ltd) are using what I think is an ex-Air Jamacia Islander (G-BIIP) on the JER-BOU route. I think it was being operated up north for a while?
*EAL will operate the following charters from JER in 2003 with a 732:
*JMC were supposed to be operating a flight from Jersey to Warsaw but for some reason it never happened.
*GCI airlink is a proposed new airline operating flights to the UK.