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EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:25 pm

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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:38 pm

Interesting. Though hardly surprising. FR are fiercely protective of their Irish market.

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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:39 pm

what a shame !!!

does anyone know what the load factors are like from ORK
EI, FR, BD, RE, UA, XL, US,
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:49 pm

prediction ( for what its worth)

I think SNN and some of the Knock routes will be dropped. However, I think they may keep ORK routes
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:10 pm

None of these routes are available in October, new route LGW-GLA is though.
I think these routes finish at the end of September.
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:50 pm

They need the slots at LGW for their expansion. I suppose the irish routes did not work out.
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:54 pm

I'm not surprised, LGW-ORK was always cheap, had the pleasure of a day trip in April.

I think this is the new strategy www.easyjet.com/EN/News/expansion_of_business_travel_at_gatwick.html

[Edited 2006-06-20 15:55:10]

[Edited 2006-06-20 15:56:34]
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:00 am

How long before FR drop NOC/SNN/ORK-LGW and close their ORK base?
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:38 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
How long before FR drop NOC/SNN/ORK-LGW and close their ORK base?

Why would they? They've just bumped off their competitor on the routes, they have all the business now. I flew FR's LGW-ORK service 2 days after it started and it had 125 passengers, and to Shannon in March which had 108 passengers, so the loads are pretty good.
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:19 am

They only started those routes becasue Easyjet did if I remember correctly. And in the case of Cork, its the smallest FR base with only one aircraft and I belive they have reduced the frequency of ORK-DUB since they started that route
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:28 am

FR have been in NOC for 20 years and the frequency on the DUB-ORK route is the same since start-up, daily.
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:36 am

Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 10):
and the frequency on the DUB-ORK route is the same since start-up, daily.

I thought it had been dropped from three times a day to twice a day
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:07 pm

easyJet will also drop it's daily flight between Luton and Bratislava effective winter schedule. This was said by SkyEurope's CEO in an interview.
This means that Bratislava falls out of the easyJet network.

Will be interesting to see what else easyJet is going to start out of LTN to replace the BTS flight.

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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:31 pm

Quoting Humberside (Reply 11):
Quoting Aer Lingus (Reply 10):
and the frequency on the DUB-ORK route is the same since start-up, daily.

I thought it had been dropped from three times a day to twice a day

Still 3 times daily as far as I can ascertain, 800, 1105 and 1755 from DUB with flights departing ORK at 645, 915 and 1640 most days
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:58 pm

Quoting Billy (Reply 5):
They need the slots at LGW for their expansion. I suppose the irish routes did not work out.

Spot on!!!!

What with morning slots being very scarce at LGW any plans to increase frequencies would have meant dropping some other services.

Dropping Ireland services is no surprise really as FR currently operate to ORK, SNN and NOC from LGW and I wouldn't have thought that there was a market for 4 flights a day to each of these destinations.
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:08 pm

Shame if Bratislava is dropped, but they had already withdrawn the Berlin-Bratislava service. London Bratislava has twice daily with Ryanair and at least daily (or is it more?) with Sky Europe. I always thought the route was over served, remember 4years ago when there were no flights to Slovakia at all!!
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:30 pm

Is removal of duplicate routes the first step for take over of Sky Europe by Easy? It's no secret that Sky is in deep financial trouble.
 
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:05 pm

Quoting Danny (Reply 16):
Is removal of duplicate routes the first step for take over of Sky Europe by Easy? It's no secret that Sky is in deep financial trouble.

Wouldnt it be easier for Easyjet just to force them out of business by increasing the routes they compete with them on?
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RE: EasyJet To Drop Irish Routes?

Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 17):
Wouldnt it be easier for Easyjet just to force them out of business by increasing the routes they compete with them on?

Not if the price is right. I flew LGW-SNN and reverse last year midweek and it was pretty full, and I was paying a pretty penny. My best bet is that these flights were not unprofitable, but they were not as lucrative as the slightly longer stage length UK-EU flights upcoming.

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