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Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:47 am

Ryanair will offer a daily flight from Dublin to Nice from November 7th.
Aer Lingus is already on this destination : what reaction expected ?
What reaction expected from Easyjet which is an important operator at Nice airport ?
Can we expect more destinations from Nice to other Ryanair bases soon ?
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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:42 am

Quoting AF777300ER (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus is already on this destination : what reaction expected ?

Ryanair has been starting more and more in competition with Aer Lingus recently. FR have also started flying to more "real" airports and not airports that are actually 50 miles from the intended destination. I suspect Aer Lingus will continue to offer competitive fares on the route. Aer Lingus has some good offers, no check-in charges, assigned seats, cheaper baggage fees, no online check-in charge and a better on board product (in my opinion) so I think EI will be able to handle the competition on the Nice route.

The increase in competition will be good for the passenger, not that Aer Lingus has been ripping them off all these years Big grin

I dont think U2 will be worried about Ryanair's Nice route at the moment but they know what FR are capable of, they can expand operations at airports extremely fast and Easyjet will be aware of this.
 
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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:43 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):
I dont think U2 will be worried about Ryanair's Nice route at the moment but they know what FR are capable of, they can expand operations at airports extremely fast and Easyjet will be aware of this.

Indeed, U2 won't really mind the DUB-NCE routes; routes from or to Dublin are not their turf anyway. However, I expect them to already take into account the possibility for FR to start the route from one of their mutual bases (LTN, STN, BRS, LPL). U2 doesn't currently serve the route from either EMA or MAD: FR could consider these ones first, as they will not need to enter a fierce price competition.

Other interesting new "real" airports for Ryanair are PRG and BUD: also served by Ryanair for years now. I expect them to expand services to these airports quite soon, amongst others by serving these airports from NRN.

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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:12 pm

Quoting AF777300ER (Thread starter):
Can we expect more destinations from Nice to other Ryanair bases soon ?

I hope not - NCE has more than enough LCC's already (although admittedly, the "c" has been becoming a lot less "l" over the past year - maybe FR will frighten the incumbents into lowering fares again. ) - neither terminal at NCE really has space for any kind of major new operation (God knows how T1 will cope with EK's A380's if and when they come), again it depends on the time of day I suppose - it gets pretty quiet in the middle of the day.

Quoting Joost (Reply 2):
U2 doesn't currently serve the route from either EMA or MAD: FR could consider these ones first,

FR might make a mint on NCE-MAD - currently only IB(YW) operate the route and it's a HUGE ripoff. But I heard Vueling might start MAD-NCE soon (don't know how true that is).
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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:43 pm

Quoting AF777300ER (Thread starter):
Aer Lingus is already on this destination : what reaction expected ?

This is an already busy route out of DUB, and I would say can comfortably handle the 2 airlines on the route, sometimes EI send their A330 aircraft down to NCE on certain busy days, so an EI A320 and an FR B738 on the route should be fine.

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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:08 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):
I hope not - NCE has more than enough LCC's already

What? How can you say that? The more LCC's the better I would say. More routes for lower fares is what we all want, isn't it? As a plane junky I wouldn't mind flying more per year while spending the same.  Smile

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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:43 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):

FR might make a mint on NCE-MAD - currently only IB(YW) operate the route and it's a HUGE ripoff. But I heard Vueling might start MAD-NCE soon (don't know how true that is).

Vueling : NCE - BCN will start beginning of October, NCE - MAD will start end of October according their web site.
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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:13 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 3):

Fantastic news. JGPH1A's hometown getting flooded with students, backpackers and lots of normal people. Yay

P.S. No doubt Pe@rson will find a way of using this flight as well  Wink

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RE: Ryanair First Scheduled Flight To Nice

Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:51 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
JGPH1A's hometown getting flooded with students, backpackers and lots of normal people.

Normal ? Hardly - idle scrounging layabouts more like (if they're anything like Pe@rson). No doubt the police will given instructions to deport them at once on the return flight.
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