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New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:29 pm

I was looking at Ryanair.com (everyone needs a good laugh now and then) and I came across this new destination in their list - "PortAventura (UMR)". I looked up the code UMR and I get...

CITY :
UMR C WOOMERA /AUSA:SOUTH AUSTRALIA
AIRPORT-HELIPORT :
UMR A WOOMERA /AUSA - 0K
>

which I believe is the old rocket range in the middle of the desert of South Australia - hmmmm ! Is this the new Adelaide West (Woomera) ? Is Ryanair taking on Virgin Blue ? NASA ? Enquiring minds want to know !
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:38 pm

Nope. It's in Spain.

Spain, Spain, Spain.
 
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:42 pm

Quoting Backfire (Reply 1):
It's in Spain.

Spain, Spain, Spain.

So it's in Spain then ??  Wink
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:42 pm

PortAventura is a Theme Park in North east Spain on the Costa Dorada.
http://www.portaventura.es

Dunno why its on Ryanair's Destination list, but when you click 'view destination' it links to a Theme Park Promotion "Fly to Reus and come to PortAventura"

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/dests.php?loc=UMR

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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:44 pm

When you try and find flights from PortAventura to anywhere, fr.com just gives an error message. Possibly the rocket isn't ready for passenger flights yet.  Smile
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:47 pm

I should think that 'PortAventura' is merely used to market the parks and resorts in that area. REU - currently served twice-daily from STN - is very convenient to this area, what with it being right there.  Wink So good thinking.
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:48 pm

Thank god it is in Spain, I would hate to have FR here in Australia.
 
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:58 pm

Port Aventura? Lets just call Reus the gateway to that happening resort Salou! Big grin
 
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:00 pm

One could say that it's more accurate and less misleading than Frankfurt Hahn, Brussels Charleroi, Oslo Torp, etc, etc  Wink
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:08 pm

This is disgusting behaviour by Ryanair. They should be closed down for this total incompetence.
Imaging advertising that you fly to somewhere that doesnt have an airport.
Sicking, shocking, disgusting.

It's Reus  Wink
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:13 pm

Nooo - it's superb marketing! People might not realise that REU is the airport serving that area, so to help aid identification and awareness simply state the nearby big resort! Genius. Mr A will now think: 'Oh, I want to go to PortA. I remember Ryanair stating that place. If I fly into Reus it will be a quick ride to PortA.' Cuts out hassle and frustration.
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:17 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 10):
Nooo - it's superb marketing! People might not realise that REU is the airport serving that area, so to help aid identification and awareness simply state the nearby big resort!

So why not do the usual FR bait-and-switch routine and call it Reus(PortAventura) - instead of Reus (definitely-not-Barcelona).
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:18 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 10):
Mr A will now think: 'Oh, I want to go to PortA. I remember Ryanair stating that place. If I fly into Reus it will be a quick ride to PortA.'

Otoh, Mr A will remember the time Ryanair marketed Reims-Champagne as 'handy for disneyland paris' and make similar assumptions about the trustworthiness of ryanair's marketing speak.....
 
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:21 pm

This is disgusting behaviour by Ryanair. They should be closed down for this total incompetence.
Imaging advertising that you fly to somewhere that doesnt have an airport.
Sicking, shocking, disgusting.

Er, Robert Mugabe's behaviour is disgusting, third world poverty is shocking, the Beckhams are 'sicking'. FR are...well...interesting!
 
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:22 pm

Considering PortAventura has the Chav appeal, I think Ryanair are onto a winner!
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:27 pm

Quoting Zonky (Reply 12):
Mr A will remember the time Ryanair marketed Reims-Champagne as 'handy for disneyland paris' and make similar assumptions about the trustworthiness of ryanair's marketing speak.....

That's the thing: I barely remember it let alone Mr A who has no interest in aviation.
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:28 pm

I still think they should call it Shannon(New York East).
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:42 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):
This is disgusting behaviour by Ryanair. They should be closed down for this total incompetence.
Imaging advertising that you fly to somewhere that doesnt have an airport.
Sicking, shocking, disgusting.

No! It's working perfect. People don't know Reus, but do know PortAventura.
Marketing wise it's a good move.( LHR is called London while it still takes 40 minutes. Why not Hounslow Airport? And NRT?......... More then 2 hours outside Tokyo)

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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:38 am

Over here Ryanair have run ads before for flights to Disneyland Paris (Beauvais).......sounds similar.....
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RE: New FR Destination - PortAventura (UMR)

Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:38 am

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/dests.php?flash=yes

Place your cursor over Rome.
Notice the route to Klagenfurt. But is that not the dot for Graz...?
Then hover your cursor over Graz, and it shows nothing to Rome....

Digging deeper, it's a route to Klagenfurt, but drawn in error on the map.

I know, nit-picky....I'm bored.
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