gkirk
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EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:24 pm

Apparently EZY will cut LGW-Cork, Shannon and Knock flights.
Read it on the Key Publishing Forums, nothing on the EZY website yet though.
Not surprising if true I suppose
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7LBAC111
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:34 pm

EasyJet left entering Ireland far too late, and EI, WW and FR got the jump on them. Even RE would have siphoned off pax.

Shame really, where will U2 go next then?

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:11 am

Hi all,

Shame if true it is an excellent link for people in the South East to get to the West of Ireland. Easyjet have better timed flights (IMHO) than FR on the SNN services and very good fares on the three Irish routes.

I have used both the ORK and SNN services and the ORK flight was pretty much full both ways; the SNN flights about 60% full outbound and less than 30 pax on the inbound.

With the increase in flights this winter from FR SNN would have seen 2x738 and 2x319 each day thats way to much supply and I guess there would always be one looser, just suprised EZY are going to cut the routes after only 6 months or so of operation.

Why would they cut LGW-ORK though? AFAIK EZY have a monopoly on LGW-ORK and I understand it is doing OK.

Any word on how the spare aircraft and slots at LGW would be utilised of these rumors become fact?

Cheers

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:18 am

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 1):
Shame really, where will U2 go next then?

New Scottish routes rumoured to be announced shortly.

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:38 am

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Apparently EZY will cut LGW-Cork, Shannon and Knock flights.

Just a rumour!

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 3):
New Scottish routes rumoured to be announced shortly.

Not for a long time!

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:40 am

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 4):

Just a rumour!

Whoof!!! Thanks for saving my day! For the likes of me, GVA to LGW and onwards to Knock is a gift.

Cheers!

Gerry.

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:40 am

EZYAirbus,

I really do hope these are just rumours. Used the SNN-LGW and enjoyed the service very much. The loads were horrendous though. I have heard that ORK loads are good, so it would surprise me if they pulled the ORK route, but you must surely be having doubts about SNN?
 
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:43 am

Does SNN work for anyone though?

I mean FR pretty much ignored it for years, and EI don;t expand from there. It's 100 miles from both GWY and ORK, so faces that challenge all the time.

Even back when I was with AB Airlines, the decision to operate ex SNN was always seen as unusual.

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:52 am

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 7):
Even back when I was with AB Airlines,

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:02 pm

LGW-CGN doesn't appear to be returning for winter, also LGW-MAD appears to be going to 3 times daily during the week in the winter, the Irish routes were flown daily with utilising one aircraft per day, so appears that this aircraft may have been reallocated.
 
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:27 pm

Quoting 7LBAC111 (Reply 7):
Does SNN work for anyone though?

Shannon is an unusual battle ground for LCC's.. First it was AB airlines, then virgin express musceled in and failed. Now it's EZY and FR fighting over nothing.
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:50 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 8):
Were you with them as Air Belfast and Air Shannon and whatever else they called themselves?

Yes - started as Air Belfast at BFS, then transferred to SNN when we became AB Shannon, and then finally AB Airlines. Three name changes in 4 years. What a way to run an airline ....

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 10):
Now it's EZY and FR fighting over nothing

And as much as it hurts to say it, it seems FR have won.

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:01 pm

The June loadfactors for the three LGW routes involving EZY are listed below. EZY is the only airline on LGW-ORK while the LGW-NOC and LGW-SNN figures are for both FR and EZY combined - but they give an indication of the overcapacity at SNN. NOC meanwhile goes from strength to strength.

LGW-NOC 86.4%
LGW-ORK 80.1%
LGW-SNN 65.3%
 
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:36 pm

Just beats me why EZY would want to quit Knock and Cork then with load factors like the above? Is Cork and Knock really going to be sacraficed because of a poorly performing snn Gatwick service. If so, easyJet is doing a great dis-service to her customers at Cork and Knock as well as her own shareholders.

As it is even if easyJet do stay on Knock and Cork they have all ready lost out big time with autumn weekend bookings and especially the Irish October Bank Holiday weekend and the Cork Jazz Festival also in October. What a way to do business!

EasyJet do have questions to answer about their business and reputation if this is also a part of they allowing themselves to be bullied by Ryanair into quitting the Knock and Cork markets to London?
 
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:25 pm

Quoting Sam the Lab (Reply 13):
Just beats me why EZY would want to quit Knock and Cork then with load factors like the above?

Because loads don't necessarily mean profit. If those seats are being sold at a few quid a pice, then the money isn't coming in....

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:33 pm

Quoting Sam the Lab (Reply 13):
Quoting Sam the Lab (Reply 13):
Just beats me why EZY would want to quit Knock and Cork then with load factors like the above?

Because loads don't necessarily mean profit. If those seats are being sold at a few quid a pice, then the money isn't coming in....



Quoting Sam the Lab (Reply 13):
EasyJet do have questions to answer about their business and reputation if this is also a part of they allowing themselves to be bullied by Ryanair into quitting the Knock and Cork markets to London?

7LBAC is completely right. Besides, pulling out has nothing to do with being bullied - if the monet isn't coming in then they will pull out, as they did with ZRH when the charges got too high to make it profitable. Ryanair is no different in this respect. Its pulled or moved plenty of routes when it is clear that they aren't performing profitably.
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:00 am

Well, yes, sure there is profit but what does easyJet want exactly from a route as it is certainly unclear at the moment.

What do they want to be? A sort of high fares airlines like BA or dare I suggest it is there a perception at easyland that somehow Irish routes are less cool and than your Berlins and your Romes etc on continental Europe?

That would be a handy get out for them but don't forget Ireland has one of the strongest economies in Europe where many thousands of people from Eastern Europe from Poland, Czeck Republic, Hungary, the Baltic States etc have chosen to work and many of whom would be likely passengers on easy flights ex ORK and NOC via LGW making their way home on holidays to their countries of birth.

At worst ezy LGW-ORK performs well with a good yield for a one hour flight with a quick turnaround at Cork. Why have ezy not yet confirmed their intentions on Knock and Cork to LGW? The answer is they have no answerable case for quitting. There is some bull theory at work here and no one from easy HQ has the guts to say so and stop this crazy likely intention of dumping of some good routes.

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:08 am

I flew the ORK route at the end of June. 40 pax outbound, completely full inbound. I would choose them over FR anyday on the SNN/NOC routes, and the prces are awesome! I got ORK for £20rtn incl. taxes!

Quoting Richardw (Reply 9):
LGW-CGN doesn't appear to be returning for winter

Hmm, I suppose Germanwings are very strong on that route. They also, in theory, offer a better product, with leather seats etc,

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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:13 am

and after they slated Baby, with the ad's 'Bye Bye Baby, easyJet now flys..." etc
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:42 pm

With regard to CGN, don't forget that Easyjet have not released all their flights out of LGW, CGNs release may come later.
 
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:38 pm

Quoting Richardw (Reply 9):
LGW-CGN doesn't appear to be returning for winter,



Quoting A340600 (Reply 17):
Hmm, I suppose Germanwings are very strong on that route.

Wasn't there a topic about two weeks ago that said something like "Germanwings will suspend their flights to LGW because Easyjet is so big there".

Officially I haven't heard anything from 4U but the the last flight is scheduled to take-off from LGW at 1930 on the 25th of September.

U2's last flight from CGN to LGW departs at 1325 on the 28th of October. Really sad to see this route disappear from both networks.  Sad
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RE: EasyJet Drop Irish Routes From LGW?

Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:26 pm

Another route that hasn't yet been announced for winter is STN-BLQ, perhaps it may be moved to LGW to avoid competing with FR on STN-FRL.