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Italy And FR

Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:48 am

Italy is very much Ryanair territory; indeed, it is the LCC market leader on Italy-intra-Europe flights with 18.63% market share*. Moreover, it presently serves 20 destinations in Italy (including those in Sicily and Sardinia); has 3 bases (CIA, PSA and BGY); and has a current total of 108 routes to and from the country (including announced routes), which is apparently more than AZ, the national carrier.

Here’s a list of the 20 airports it serves and its present routes (including announced routes):

TRS – 2; STN, HHN

TSF – 10; STN, BRE, HHN, CRL, BVA, LPL, DUB, SNN, GRO, CIA
VER – 2; BRE, HHN

VBS – 2; STN, GRO

BGY – 22; BTS, CRL, DUB, EIN, HHN, GRO, PIK, GRX, LBC, LPL, LTN, STN, NCL, TRF, BVA, CIA, SVQ, SNN, NYO, VLC, WRO, ZAZ

PMF – 1; STN

GOA – 2; STN, HHN

TRN – 3; STN, CRL, DUB

FRL – 4; STN, HHN, DUB, GRO

PSA – 21; AHO, BLL, BOH, BRE, CRL, DSA, DUB, EIN, HHN, FDH, GRO, PIK, LBC, FKB, LPL, STN, MLA, TFS, SVQ, TPS, VLC

PEG – 1; STN

AOI – 1; STN

PSR – 3; STN, GRO, HHN

CIA – 21; CRL, DUB, NRN, EIN, HHN, EMA, GRO, PIK, FKB, LPL, LTN, STN, MRS, BVA, BGY, SDR, SCQ, SNN, NYO, VLC, TSF

BRI – 2; STN, HHN

BDS – 1; STN

SUF – 1; STN

PMO – 1; STN

TPS – 3; STN, PSA, GRO

AHO – 6; STN, LPL, DUB, GRO, PSA

And this growth will, of course, continue; indeed, a report** states that there are up to 4 possible further FR bases in Italy. The same report believes that its three existing bases, at CIA, PSA and BGY, could eventually have up to 15, 5 and 15 based 738s respectively. In the case of CIA, that assumes the noise regulation issue can be sorted.

What about routes that have previously existed? I would like a complete list if possible. I know CIA-KLU and STN-RMI (incidentally, U2 have since begun LTN-RMI). CIA-AHO also, I believe.

Which destinations in Italy used to be served but are no longer? RMI, CTA? What about CAG? I would like a complete list if possible.

What about further possible destinations? The most obvious, perhaps, is NAP. It is conspicuously absent. Hopefully it’ll one day be served. And, I suppose, RMI and CTA might once again be served. I am uncertain about other destinations in Sardinia, but who knows – CAG (in the southern right corner, compared to AHO in the top-left) might make an appearance.

It'll be interesting to see how VRN and VBS and PMO and TPS work out.


* As of March 2006, from the report as below
** http://www.ryanair.com/site/about/in...t/docs/analyst/davy_2006-03-29.pdf

[Edited 2006-10-02 22:10:46]
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RE: Italy And FR

Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:47 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
The most obvious, perhaps, is NAP. It is conspicuously absent.

Although I have never been to the airport of Naples (last summer I arrived by train from Florence and departed by boat to Palermo), I recall having read that Naples airport is overcrowded and is planning or already constructing a new terminal. As of now, terminal space is insufficient for more flights. If this is true, I see a good business case for Ryanair once the new terminal is ready.

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
And, I suppose, RMI and CTA might once again be served.

CTA's new terminal is almost ready. And defenitely needed, as the current terminal is just too crowded. However, it could well be used for Ryanair, I assume. It's a destination offering a good mix between VFR and vacation traffic. A HHN-CTA or HHN-Trapani could work, as well as Sicily flights from CRL. I visited Taormina (close to CTA) last summer and there were many Germans there, even so that there were shops and such having all texts in German. In the rest of Sicily, I was surprised by the amount of cars with Belgian licence plates - all people visiting their family back in the villages. In the Netherlands is also quite a Sicilian population, but not as large as in Germany or Belgium - I see HHN-Sicily or CRL-Sicily added soon but have doubts about EIN-Sicily (although I hope so!)

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
What about routes that have previously existed? I would like a complete list if possible. I know CIA-KLU and STN-RMI (incidentally, U2 have since begun LTN-RMI). CIA-AHO also, I believe.

Add CIA-MME to that list. It was still operated when I was there in the summer of 2005 (flew NRN-CIA v.v.) but dropped shortly after.

By the way, about PMO-STN: when I was at PMO (flying U2 PMO-MXP-DTM), there were many Americans queueing up for the Ryanair flight to London.
 
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RE: Italy And FR

Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:53 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
What about routes that have previously existed?

MME-CIA is one and CIA-VBS is another (moved to BGY)
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RE: Italy And FR

Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:10 am

FR reduced TRS-STN frequency in winter schedule, from daily to 4 weekly and TRS-HHN to 3 weekly.

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