AA787823
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Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:49 am

Just looking at their web site, they do not seem to fly to FRA at all? Does this market not lack LCC?
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sv2008
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:57 am

Don't FR fly many routes there?
 
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:03 am

Aren't slots at FRA rather difficult to obtain?
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:07 am

Difficult to find slots, and most probably very expensive airport taxes for easyjet to be able to offer good prices. And being the base for LH, the airport will support them, rather than Easyjet  Wink
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:14 am

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 1):
Don't FR fly many routes there?

FR fly to Hahn airport, which is located miles away from downtown Frankfurt and FRA airport. (What a surprise Big grin )
 
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:19 am

I remember seeing several times Easyjet planes landing in FRA some 5-6 years ago. Am I wrong Wink? I don't find any pictures on a.net. If Easyjet was there, then the route is surely discontinued.
 
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:06 pm

Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 4):
FR fly to Hahn airport, which is located miles away from downtown Frankfurt and FRA airport. (What a surprise Big grin )

"Miles away" is a nice way of putting it...  Wink ... it's roughly half way to Cologne from here, roughly 125km or 77 miles!

Quoting Steph001 (Reply 5):
I remember seeing several times Easyjet planes landing in FRA some 5-6 years ago. Am I wrong Wink? I don't find any pictures on a.net. If Easyjet was there, then the route is surely discontinued.

I don't live in Frankfurt that long, but I don't remember any EasyJet presence here - or at least, I'm not at all surprised that if, indeed, there was some presence here, that it didn't last long.
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stylo777
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:32 pm

it's all about the airport taxes. FRA charges very high tax surcharges which makes them unprofitable for LCCs. Additional to the taxes which are very high priced the ground handling companies (LH or Fraport are the biggest one) coast a lot of money, too. Compared to other German airports almost the double.

I live in FRA and work at the airport and didn't see any EasyJet planes flying here around so far for.
 
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:13 am

LH owns 5% of Fraport maybe they use their influence ...
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RE: Why No EasyJet To FRA?

Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:38 am

Quoting AA787823 (Thread starter):
Just looking at their web site, they do not seem to fly to FRA at all?

Ever asked the question why they pulled out of ZRH?

The airport profile (ZRH or FRA) and the answer's there...

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