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User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1329 times:

There seems to be lack of exciting UK airline news. Anyone got any, or does anyone care to make some up. Whats ahead in the Uk for 2003

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User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1315 times:

Surely 2003 will be the year when Ryanair start paying people to fly.






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User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1312 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.

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1306 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)

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Ryanair wish to offer more flights for businessmen working in the City of London, so start services from London City II..er Southend




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User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

Thanks Ikarus...those 738's must really be efficient


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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

I hear easyJet are cutting down on Ops at GLA and EDI  Sad Reason = BAA?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1267 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.

BRgds,
Adam


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1240 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...  Big grin

Behold, world, for Dr Stelios Evil is coming!  Acting devilish


User currently offlineBy738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1166 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

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

At this rate Glasgow airport will just be a shoping centre whith out planes in the car park instead of a shoping centre with airplanes.

User currently offlineGAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1126 times:

Bmi330 - same goes for the all other BAA shopping malls... I mean airports...

Regards
Adam


User currently offlineFpdonald From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1126 times:

What happened with Airtours, err My Travel? Are the employees still holding their collective breath, or has there been good news?

Fingers crossed that they will survive 2003, and many years to come.


User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2932 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1113 times:

Hmmmmmm, make Glasgow a designer outlet village, rename Prestwick as West Scotland International and develop Edinburgh into Scotland's premier gateway......sounds good to me !!  Big thumbs up

Shamu



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

MyTravel will be around for a few years yet  Smile
GLA/EDI-LTN/STN Is being reduced.
Maybe as long as BAA are in control, GLA and EDI will never become low-cost hubs?  Confused



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSouthside From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

I know this might be changing the subject a bit, but I've just read in Aviation News that Germanwings are interested in Glasgow, Manchester, and Dublin.

User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7378 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
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I doubt if MAN will see Germanwings because we've got HLX instead!

David


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4003 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1028 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.

User currently offlineAirX From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

hello,
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:
Alicante
Malaga
Tenerife
Lanzarote
Palma
Naples

*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.

Regards Adrian.


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