teahan
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EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:11 am

Hello,

Here is a little bit of the latest news from the Low Cost Carriers:

EasyJet:

-- easyJet launched their first Paris CDG – Liverpool flight today. Paris Orly – Geneva flights will start on May the 10th followed by Paris CDG Luton on the 12th of June and Paris CDG – Nice flights on the 18th of June.

-- To celebrate its new flights from Paris, easyJet have painted one of their aircraft with “2 steak frites ou 1 vol?” meaning in English “2 steak & chips (meals) or 1 flight?”. For a picture, check:

http://www.easyjet.com/en/news/images/20020502_2steakfrites.jpg

-- Their next 12 B737-700 will be leased from the big leasing companies including Gecas. Could this say anything about their upcoming order? Leasing instead of buying the B737-700 aircraft so that they are easier to get rid of? Something to think about!

Go:

-- Their 80 aircraft order is going ahead as scheduled with an aim of 80 aircraft by 2006 (nothing particularly new, it just confirms the plans) Employees are being asked to submit slogans including the word “Go” (as you know, they paint 1 “Go” slogan on each of their aircraft)

-- They will open their first European base this year, bets are seemingly on Scandinavia. They expect to transport 4 million passengers this year.

-- They aim to be floated on the stock exchange by next year.

Jeremiah


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donder10
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:18 am

The way GO are going they will need to make up some new colours!Have they said whether their continental hub will be a primary or a secondary airport?
Cheers,Alex
 
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:24 am

Donder10,

I don't believe anything was said but I guess it will be a primary airport. Why would they change their strategy now?

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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:27 am

It's a big surprise read they plan to open their first European base in Scandinavia, cause Barbara Cassini talked they were looking to south Europe.
 
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:32 am

Would love to see a low-co airline start a base from Scandinvia. Any ideas of where this hub could be? My guess would be Stockholm-Skavsta. There was talking about Ryanair puting a new hub there, but it went to Brussels and Hahn.
And I guess GOT would be a long shot Laugh out loud.

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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:36 am

GOT,

Don't you have GoodJet up there in Scandinavia?

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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:38 am

I don't think Stockholm-Skavsta will be the next GO hub.
Their strategy is to use primary airport.
When the new Arlanda runway open?? There are there a good number of available slots to support an hub??
 
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:54 am

Memory is short Laugh out loud... But GOODjet is not that much of a hub carrier (yet). So far they only have two routes, but they will open a few more in June.

GOT
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 3:59 am

Jeremiah:

The leasing of more 737-700's could also indicate a further commitment to the retention of the Boeing fleet, leasing being a faster method of adding capacity w/o additional costs.

Now if they were to lease A319's....

Best regards,

F4N
 
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 4:05 am

F4N,

I am under the impression that they were originally suppose to purchase these aircraft (as part of their 44 plane order with Boeing) however they have now decided that the last 12 will be leased. From what I read it isn't 100% clear, perhaps someone knows more?

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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 4:36 am

Jeremiah:

I believe you are correct; these planes were originally to be purchased. Based on that, this could indicate a re-structuring of the original agreement with Boeing; possibly newer(most likely better)terms, changes in delivery times/positions or changes in product mix. Or it could be what you infer(a change in supplier). Who knows...

If I'm not mistaken, a change to the original purchase agreement requires the consent of the supplier and may invoke penalty clauses unless the agreement is mutual,
sort of what happened between Boeing and USAir in 1995/1996.

We shall have to wait and see...

I am very interested in the turnaround at GO. Were they not close to collapse not so long ago? Pretty aggressive expansion for a company which has taken so
much criticism in the past.

Best regards,

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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 4:41 am

Go slogan - As so often is said to me on mIRC - "GO to bed!"

Dan  Smile
 
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 4:50 am

Go were felt to be a bit of a spoiling operation by BA on Easy when BA still owned it.
 
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 6:10 am

F4N,

I don't believe GO were ever in too bad state. There was a little bit of uncertainty when BA announced they would get rid of them. After many rumours of KLM and many others buying them, in the end it turned out to be a management buy-out. However GO with did get a lot of criticism when they were under BA's wing. EasyJet even sent employees in big orange suits on the first few GO flights.

Buzz were the low cost carrier with many problems in the past, however they seem have have managed to turn themselves around with a much more focussed operation and greatly reduced costs. They are now the number 1 airline on UK-France routes.

Jeremiah
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RE: EasyJet And Go News

Fri May 03, 2002 8:17 am

Buzz' costs will be reduced further when they replace the B146 with the B733.

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