donder10
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Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:05 am

I was looking at the Easy and Ryanair timetables when *light bulb* I wondered whether they could increase aircraft utilisation during the night.This led me to think about night flights to the Canaires(SP).If you leave UK late night say 10 40 pm you'll get into the Canaires early morning.You could then return back to the UK before 7 am in time for your short Euro flights!So do you think there is a market for such flights?
Cheers,Alex
 
David_itl
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:22 am


Dare I say "French Air Traffic Controllers" strike? Any kind of industrial action by them or the Spaniards would lead to knock-on delays for the scheduled flights.

David/MAN
 
XXXX10
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:25 am

Low cost carrier GO used to offer such a flight, during winter 00/01 i don't think it operates it any more-don't know why, seems like a good idea for utilising the aircraft at night.
 
donder10
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:27 am

I can see where you're coming from David,
but those strikes are quite rare .I could see these types of routes being quite profitable.
 
David_itl
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:37 am

Rare? Tis true...just once a Year to coincide with summer holidays for Britons!

I think easyJet already have some of their Palma-LPL services arriving in the early hours of the morning but I doubt if Ryanair would go for major expansion of their current charter services (wherever they may go).

David
 
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Thu Feb 21, 2002 9:01 am

GO did indeed operate to TFS during the winter as well as Iceland during the summer.
 
greenjet
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Fri Feb 22, 2002 3:24 am

The longer the sector the harder it is for low cost airlines to make that sector profitable. That's why in Europe the low cost airlines are reluctant to fly sectors longer than 2 hours or so. easyJet fly to Athens but doubts have been raised over its viability.
 
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Fri Feb 22, 2002 5:49 am

Hi guys,

I was told that only flights of less than 3 hrs are viable for a low-cost carrier.

So the Canaries is out of question. Especially coz you can only fill the aircraft with leisure pax and not with businesspax who want to pay a little more...

For Ryanair it is not at all an option. Ryanair only flies to almost deserted 'second class' airports were they get a warm financial 'welcome'. I don't think they find this on the Canaries. You can get there already 'cheap' with last minute charter tickets...




 
karliboy
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Fri Feb 22, 2002 8:31 am

and besides you need at least a 10 hr gap to facilitate such a flight with turn around times in the canaries and in the UK to be taken into account...i believe!?!
 
triley1057
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RE: Easyjet/Ryanair To Canaires?

Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:46 am

I actually took an EasyJet flight from Luton to Palma De Mallorca last summer which was a red-eye. It left at 2:30 in the morning and was dirt cheap.