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Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:53 am

Could someone give me the rundown on Euro low fare/no frills airlines? What the names are, where they fly, who they are competing with stuff like that. Just need some general info. Thanx for your time.
 
jwenting
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 4:22 am

Easyjet, RyanAir, BasiqAir (Transavia), BMi Baby (British Midland).

EasyJet and RyanAir are well known, compete with just about anyone.
See their websites (they are in English...).
BasicAir flies between Schiphol and some destinations on the Mediteranian. Competes mainly with Easyjet (doh) and Iberia.
BMi Baby is BMi's answer to Easyjet.
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donder10
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 4:27 am

Also GO which is the most expensive of the low cost carriers.Easy are based at Luton London and Gatwick,
Ryanair at Stansted,Dublin,Prestwick and 'Frankfurt' Hahn soon.
 
BDRules
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 4:34 am

i Thought FRANKFURT Hahn was already a hub for Ryanair.
BMIBaby fly to Dublin, Murcia, Malaga, Faro, Prague, Barcelona, Nice & Palma as of 20th March.
The first bmibaby a/c will be unveiled on Sat 16th i think. Definatley be at EMA on 17th
 
Islander
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:21 am

Don't forget BUZZ which can give GO a run for its money as the most expensive of the low cost carriers.
 
tombezza
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:40 am

A simple breakdown:

Ryanair: a 'very' low-cost airline, flies to secondary airports mainly from London Stansted, also has bases in Brussels, Glasgow and Frankfurt

easyJet: a low-cost airline flying to major airports, main base London Luton, other bases in London Gatwick, Geneva, Liverpool and Amsterdam. Concentrating on intra-European routes

Go: one of BA's more successful ventures, now making money for 3i. Bases in Stansted, Bristol and, soon, East Midlsnds

Buzz: KLM UK's response to the low-cost market. Brilliant if you want to travel from Stansted to France. Pretty useless if you don't
 
airblue
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 6:27 pm

Add to the list:
The Italian Volare Airlines.
They fly scheduled mainly domestic Italy, but even if they aren't the so called no-frills carrier (they provide a full service with hot meal on 1 hour flight), they offer really cheap fares. Sure they are cheaper than GO or Buzz.

Air Lib Express is a new France no-frills who plans to fly only France domestic.

Germania is a German charter who also started to offer low-cost flights within Germany (FRA-TXL is its first route)

Sterling European is a Danish charter who also offer scheduled low-cost flights to the main leisuse destinations from CPH, ARN, GOT and OSL. Now they are going to start their new intra-Scandinavia flight between OSL and CPH.

GoodJet is a new Swedish no-frills based in GOT.
 
pressclub
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:46 pm

Guys

You forget some players in the EU market:

x Virgin Express operating out of Belgium. But it's not a real 'low cost' airline. They focus mostly on leisure destinations (BCN, ATH, Rome, Lisbon, ...) but also have some business citypairs in their network

x SkyEurope: a new start-up lowcost airline operating in Bratislava / Slovakia with great ambitions

x Hamburg Int'l: German low-cosy player offering domestic flights









 
godbless
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:55 pm

Pressclub,

Hamburg International isn't a no-frills but a holiday charter airline. I guess you mean Germania now flying FRA-TXL for 100 EUR each way.

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vtual
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:43 pm

Goodjet : New low-fares airline from Göteborg. Will start the 25 April routes from Göteborg GOT to Paris BVA and Nice NCE on a Boeing 737 at 49€ one-way.
To book : http://www.goodjet.com

Air Lib Express : the new Air Lib low fare carrier that should (finally) make money to Air Lib.
Do routes from Paris Orly Sud to Toulon, Nice, Perpignan, Toulouse, Lourdes at 29€ one-way.
To book : http://www.airlibexpress.com or 0825 820 820 (from France)

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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:54 pm

Tombezza which "Frankfurt" do you mean? There is only ONE Frankfurt and that is the Rhein-Main Airport (FRA), the Ryanair-"Hub" is Hahn (HHN) which is located 110 km away from Frankfurt.

Presseclub, kick SkyEurope, with an EMB-120 you can´t offer low-cost flights...

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pressclub
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 12:10 am

godbless,

You are right: i mean Germania

Flying tiger:

Go to their website.This is just the start-up. They add B 737 later this spring. Only online bookings, no frills on board, ... one way ticket prices: that's low-cost
 
BDRules
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:48 am

Actually Ryanair took LH to court regarding Frankfurt Hahn and LH saying that it isnt "Frankfurt". And FR has won an appeal to call Hahn "Frankfurt". This is due to the official name being Frankfurt Hahn. Check the Ryanair web site news http://www.ryanair.com (in German only)
 
Flying-Tiger
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:53 am

No, FR hasn´t. The last press release clearly says that the court´s decision is still pending. On March 19th we will know how they can call the airport. I think they will rule that "Frankfurt" has to be dropped.

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BDRules
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 4:58 am

why does Frankfurt have to be dropped. Its the official name of the airport
 
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 6:48 am

If Hahn can't be named Frankfurt, they should also stop calling Stansted and Luton "London" , Gardermoen "Oslo" .
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donder10
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 6:53 am

Luton and Stansted arent far from London,whereas Hahn is like 110 ks from Frankfurt!
 
planeguy
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 7:47 am

Why can't Hahn be considered a Frankfurt airport? Look at Viracopos. It's a Sao Paulo airport isn't it?
 
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RE: Euro Low Fare Airlines

Sun Mar 10, 2002 8:07 am

I have booked flights with Ryanair for just 17p (not including airport tax, but neither do other ticket prices)
AND THEYRE CHEAPEST. ESPECIALLY IF YOU BOOK A THURSDAY-MON FLIGHT OR FRI FLIGHT.