"Another benefit,is arriving near a city!"
doesn't serve DUB
- yes, the main airport - from a host of UK airports, including LGW
... ? Must have been a figment of my imagination, then, for I was sure it did.
The argument that FR
does not serve convenient airports is becoming somewhat tedious. You must ask yourself this: if it was so terrible, then why would passenger numbers be increasing? The answer is self-explanatory. You also assume that passengers flying into, say, BGO
wish to visit Milan, but in fact it's a very convenient place from which to visit Switzerland (by car), for it's about an hour's drive to the border. And then there's the possibility of touring Italy... Don't assume that people flying into these small airports just want to visit the nearest biggest city, as they do not. Accordingly, these unfairly-dubbed 'inconvenient' airports might indeed be the exact opposite.
Ryanair is a business. It exists to make a profit. To help it achieve this, it must find ways to reduce its costs and there’s only so many ways you can do this before embarking on minor or major innovations, hence the unprecedented cost-cutting moves, like removing the reclining function, window slides, and so on. All of these receive public curiosity simply because they’re new.
NO business should ever become complacent – it should always invest in research and development in order to help it to achieve its objective. Ryanair is simply finding new ways of reducing its costs in order to deliver what its target audience require – low prices. For this, we must commend the carrier. Granted, some people will not like the bus-like service, so thankfully there’s normally a choice. Nevertheless, I am personally very pleased to see Ryanair covering new ground and finding innovative and exciting ways to reduce its costs which will thereby help it to become more efficient. For this I commend the airline. I am very, very glad that Ryanair is not just another airline which does exactly the same as every other; instead, it does its own distinct and unique thing.
Ryanair offers unprecedented convenience on a number of routes, like those from STN to Linz, Salzburg and Klagenfurt. If you previously wanted to fly from London to, say, Klagenfurt, you’d have to go via Germany or via Vienna, both of which would be far more inconvenient and undoubtedly considerably more expensive. But nowadays you can fly Ryanair direct to Klagenfurt, which is considerably more convenient and, on the whole, far cheaper. So this situation is bad, eh? I think not. It's the same if you want to fly to a host of airports in Italy, Spain and France. What if you previously wanted to fly from London to, say, Bari, Biarritz or Murcia, you would have had little option but to spend a fortune in time and money flying AZ via Milan, AF via Paris, and IB via MAD (or fly BA at a higher price). So, again, the convenience and choice is superb.
[Edited 2004-06-02 00:22:42]
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."