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Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:55 pm

In recent months we seen easyJet start routes over Eastern Europe (Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava) a new route coming in shortly will be Cagliari from LTN, where can you see them going next?? I would like to see Vilnius/Kaunas in Lithunia, maybe Bourgas in Bulgaria, or even Croatia

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:01 pm

Don't forget Ljubljana which they also serve.

They won't serve Bourgas until Bulgaria becomes a part of the EU. The same goes for those other countries currently outside the EU.

I should think that Croatia, Zagreb, Split or Dubronik or Pula, will be served sometime.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:05 pm

There are stong rumours that EZY will start scheduled services to Maastricht, it involves 2 destinations are being served from MST with double daily flights.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:08 pm

James very true we also serve Ljubljana, Riga and Talinn, I have heard recently at work that Pula negitiations are underway, fingers crossed for that one, hope Lithuania becomes a route too!!

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:09 pm

Strong rumours indicate a twice daily Basel to Vienna route starting in summer 05. So Vienna would be a new destination for easyJet then...


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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:12 pm

easyJet were only in Vienna last week, but was only a divert en-route to Budapest, be nice to see some new routes set up that arent served by any LCCs

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:15 pm

What about a Scandinavian/Nordic expansion?
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 8:15 pm

Hi Glenn

easyJet was just signing a contract with a large pharma company here in Basel. And Vienna was mentioned during the talks. Nothing confirmed yet though.

Nice weekend to you.

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:10 pm

What about a Scottish expansion at long last? Nah, it will never happen  Sad
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:17 pm

Gaz, easyJet have loads of flights out of Scotland as it is  Big grin

Some possible routes from NCL could be:
MAD, FAO, BSL, OSL, ARN, HEL, VIE, IBZ (Summer only), VLC
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:36 pm

Ahh, NCL-BSL or EDI-BSL would be great. But it's not going to happen next summer (easy is basing 3 aircraft in BSL then). But it is an interesting possibility for aircraft number 4-6 in 2006.  Smile

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:40 pm

RJ100, EDI-BSL is very doubtful...easyJet don't like the charges they get at BAA Scotland airports, so the European flights are limited to a daily AMS from both EDI and GLA

NCL-BSL could be possible if EZY base another 73G at NCL soon
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:44 pm

EDI would be cool because there are a lot of tourists from the BSL region that visit EDI.

I see your point with the charges but who knows. Apparently they are also looking at Vienna although the fees are high there too.

But I keep my fingers crossed for NCL. I need more "pub flights" hehe Big grin

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:18 pm

Theres only one airport they should fly to.... SEN  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:09 am

They should serve Helsinki as it is a good Market (from LTN/LGW/SXF)! But easyJet will only serve EU Airports + Swizerland ! So former Yougoslavia is exepted ... they won`t fly there! I doubt that they will fly into VIE as Bratislava is only some 50 km from Vienna City Center and you are quicker from BTS Airport than from VIE Airport to Vienna City Center!
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:17 am

Oslo, Norway is a hot tip. Not shure what airport they will start flying on, but hopefully OSL.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:35 am

Would Easyjet consider flying to the Canary Islands, like Tenerife or Lanzarote? They already have a big presence in Spain.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 1:52 am

I dont think they are going to fly to Tenerife or Lanzarote. easyJet's bases are in central Europe and the Canary Islands are 4 hours away. But to operate low cost flights successfully you need to use your aircraft as much as possible. So they need at least 3-4 roundtrips a day per aircraft. And that is not possible with routes to/from the Canary Islands (and probably Finland as well). Plus, the Canary Islands already see a lot of charter flights from Central Europe. The big exception is Athens but I think they only fly all the way down to Athens because of Stelios.

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:04 am

I think LIS will be also on their list.

I would like to see them flying to DUB.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:18 am

I still don't know why they and others don't tap into the resort areas of the Middle East, N. African, and Turkish/Greek coasts.

Perhaps:

Agadir
Casablanca
Malta
Tunis
Monastir
Djerba
Alexandria
Cairo
Hurghada
Sharm
Marsa Alam
Taba
Antalya
Corfu
Rhodes
Mykonos
Split

Why not?

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:51 am

Would Easyjet consider flying to the Canary Islands, like Tenerife or Lanzarote? They already have a big presence in Spain.

Go (for less experienced a.netters - BA's LCC that was brought out by the management and then taken over by easyJet) did fly from Stansted to Tenerife, but the route was dropped after one season due to very poor loads. It was operated at night, which may have been a reason why the service was not popular.

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:08 am

I think both Romania and Bulgaria will see Easyjet/Ryanair in 2007 when they join. I think Sofia would make a good easyjet destination and maybe Bucharest (baneasa).
Ryanair could look at Cluj or Timisoara (which is only a few hours from Belgrade and could attract people from there)

The problem with Romania and Bulgaria is that their are significantly poorer than the 10 new members of the EU. This could mean that a route like London - Varna was only profitable in the summer when there are UK tourists using it.

I'm sure we will see a rush of airlines fly to Croatia once they are allowed to. If the Croatian Government signs the open sky treaty before they join the EU it could happen soon. If not, expect Easyjet in around 2008/9.

I've always thought Thessaloniki would make a good Easyjet destination.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:52 pm

"easyJet was just signing a contract with a large pharma company here in Basel. And Vienna was mentioned during the talks"


i assume you mean novartis. they have their generics business based in vienna, so it's important for them to have connections BSL-VIE, therefore this route would absolutely make sence
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:03 pm

Exactly Matterhorn  Big grin

And they are only using easyJet if they fly into VIE with a twice daily service so that a same day return is possible.

And that would not be possible with a flight to Bratislava.

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:59 am

TUNisia, those destinations would be too far from their main UK bases
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:05 am

The length of the flight is only one consideration. Another essential area which must be considered is whether the country is in the EU or, if not, whether it essentially has the same things, like Norway. A low-cost airline is highly unlikely to start a service to a non-EU country as the interests of the national airline would be taken into consideration, meaning it is highly unlikely that a low-cost airline would be granted permission to begin a route.

I should think that cities in Croatia, like Zagreb, Split, Dubronik and Pula, offer good potential.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:05 am

all north african destinations would be ideally served from Marseille,where you have a large amount of maghreb-residents.Problem with maghreb states are the restricted rights of trafic ,usually exploited by the local flag-carrier in a quite monopolistic manner.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:42 am

I think that Seville(SVQ)would be a good prospect for EZY and FR.

There are lots of British people who have moved to Southern Spain/Andalucia and also lots who have bought holiday homes there too.

Judging by the loads on the daily IB and BA(GB Airways)flights Seville could handle a bit more capacity.

What you reckon??

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:49 am

Hong Kong? Via FCO, DXB, BKK and HCM? Please?
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:52 am

Seville would be a good one in my opinion. Also Hamburg and Nuremberg could need some easyJets...

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:53 am

SVQ has an FR flight to STN (plus to BGY). Other new FR routes to Spain from STN include VLC (also from BGY and CIA), GRX i(also from LPL) and Santiago de Compostela.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:57 am

I wonder if FR would ever expand in Sweden, such as from GSE?
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:06 am

They should certainly do Iceland from Scotland.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:28 am

Like Tenerife, Lisbon was served by Go (if I am not mistaken) and flopped.

If this "they won't serve XYZ until it is a EU member state" is true, why would Easyjet serve Croatia ? It is not a member state either....

Just to throw a number of names into this mystery game - how about LGW/BRS/NCL-Malta and more links to WAW ?
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:24 am

LIS - has Virgin, Germania Express and Germanwings, will have Monarch to LGW in May and Centralwings to WAW late March. Could do with more, but the airport charges are high and the quick turnaround times might not be achieved there.
At some point two EasyJet flights per day to LGW showed up (I think Nov 2003) on the Dep/Arr section of the website (always cancelled) so I think EZY was VERY close to flying there. LIS-GVA being mentioned as a likely candidate too. But they must have pulled out at the last moment.

Malta - to be served soon by an LCC (forgot the name). Malta-UK only.

KEF already has IcelandExpress to CPH and STN.

Timisoara was already served by Volareweb. Not sure how their loads were.

I would be VERY pleased with LCC service to Balkan destinations - especially SOF. Is snowflake still flying to Sarajevo?

There was a strong rumour (perhaps here on a.net) that FR was planning to fly to Osijek (East Croatia). Although Osijek itself is a typical Ryanair destination (to put it nicely), it would be able to serve Vinkovci, Belgrade and Novi Sad.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:27 am


Although Osijek itself is a typical Ryanair destination (to put it nicely)

There is no chance of Ryanair to Osijek. Osijek was very badly damaged in the war. It doesn't really have a tourist infrastructure. It is also probably one of the poorest regions of Croatia nowadays.

Zadar is a Ryanair type destiantion.

Belgrade would be a good Easyjet destination, it has a large population and great tourist potential (being one of the most fun cities in Europe, in my opinion).
It will be interesting to see how Low Cost travel develops in this region.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:42 am

Adriaticflight,

Sorry I was being ironic about Osijek I meant "Ryanair destination" inthe sense that the nearest large town is remote. I know Osijek went through very tough times - but it wouldn't take much to start FR-style operation. Don't get me wrong, I also don't consider it likely that they'll start operating there. But it was a strong rumour in Serbia about 1,5 years ago.

BTW, I agree with your assessment of Belgrade - great place! But don't expect FR or EZY there anytime soon. Perhaps SkyEurope?
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:37 am

Ryan flies to Toulouse, Easyjet does not. I dont know what the load factors are on the UK-Toulouse routes but i would rather fly than take the eurostar.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:08 am

With JAT's recent troubles, I heard that a "number" of LCC's came knocking at Ministry of Transport's door in Belgrade.

I know that EZY was not one of them - yet, but the source just smiled when I asked about FR. Damn I could not get any specific info!

With major investments going into BEG Surcin Airport, and the veeeery possible development of Batajnica Airport into a pure-civilian operation, I'm sure we will see the likes of EZY and FR come much sooner than expected and well before Serbia's eventual joining of the EU.

A year back I heard that FR had serious thoughts of opening flights to Sombor in northern Vojvodina region of Serbia, a very smart idea indeed; I wander if it will ever happen though!
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:35 am

Dear all,

I have read in two spanish newspapers (El Mundo, Expansión) that Easyjet will begin domestic flights in Spain the next year. Easyjet will choose between Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga or Alicante as its main hub. They also say that Easyjet will increase the number of planes from 100 to about 160.

In my opinion, there will be a very hard fight in Spain for the next months/years (the old ones, Iberia, Spanair, Air Europa, the recent ones, Easyjet, Ryanair, Transavia, and charter converted to scheduled such as Futura) since there is a strong domestic scheduled flights, might be one of the biggest in Europe. At the end, all of us will gain with this "healthy" competition.

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:35 am

EZY to announce Asturias very shortly from LGW.

I also expect La Coruña to be announced at the same time.

Ryanair can only operate to the Balkans (excl Slovenia) from Ireland as they arent yet members of the EEA, and subject to route bilaterals.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 4:54 am

Stealthpilot,
Ezy does fly to Toulouse from LGW.
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:31 am

FR dont fly to Toulouse, but to Carcassonne, which I believe is closer to Madrid, than Toulouse  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:29 pm

Easyjet would most likely do very well opening a route to OSL. Even though Norway is not an EU-member, Norway is a member of the EEA and Schengen. The national airlines in Norway like "SAS Braathens" and "Norwegian" would not be happy for the increased competition, but Easyjet would most likely snatch passengers from Ryanair's 3 daily flights from Sandefjord airport (Torp) south of Oslo. Torps is what Ryanair call "Oslo south"
 
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:40 pm

NUE( Germany ) and MPL (France )would defenitely deserve more Lowcost flights,considering the potential and their current potfolio of direct flights ( NUE has many vaccation flights with Air Berlin but lacks non-warmwater destinatios ,MPL is very much Paris focussed through Air France but can not play it's role as mediterranean city due to lack in direct flights to Madrid,Rome,Lisbon or Milan.)
I also see potential for Easyjet in Bodeaux and Nantes.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:48 pm

What about Lourdes?

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:56 pm

Too small in terms of passenger-potential ( outgoing ) and very much seasional traffic.Would not be justifyable for an airline like Easyjet,targeting a mix of business and leasure traffic.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:59 pm

Ah I see. What do you think about Lille then? Is it too close to Paris/Brussels?

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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:31 am

Lille "suffers" from the proximity of BRU and CDG, both about one hour away by TGV.While the greater Lille area houses many companies,the area is less attractive for seasonal and tourist travels ( like MPL and NUE ).
Proximity of the highspeed-train to/from London pull away additional airline-clients.
I see unused potential for LCC's in following areas :
Croatia ( Split,Doubrovnik,Rijeka )
Slovenija ( Lubljiana )
Germany ( Nuremberg,Bremen )
France ( Montpellier,Nantes,Bordeaux,Marseille,Perpigan )
Spain ( Madrid ,Sevilla ,Asturia )
Italy ( Genoa,Bari,Naples,)
Greece ( Thessaloniki,Heraklion,Corfou )
Belgium ( Brussels - not Charleroi ,Ostend )
Sweden ( Gothenburg )
Finnland ( Turku,Helsinki )
Netherlands ( Eindhoven ,Groningen )
All North Africa ( I know it's nor EEC but the potential is hughe !! )
Turkey ( Istanbul,Antalya,Ankara,Izmir )
Portugal ( Lisbon and the Algarve deserve more flights )

All this is obviously un-scientific but based on observation on various airline-forums throughout Europe.
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RE: Where Will EasyJet Go Next?

Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:54 am

Just announced on EZY website, Maastricht is added to the network (2x daily to SXF).