LIPZ
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Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:56 pm

Seems like that by September UL will drop these 3 European destinations.

All filghts have been zeroed out.
 
mogandoCI
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:57 pm

Another victim of EK dominance ?
 
Thenoflyzone
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:51 pm

They had just relaunched ZRH in Jan 2012.

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 1):
Another victim of EK dominance ?

If the Sri Lankan Government is stupid enough to grant so many flights to EK out of CMB, then it's really not EK's fault, now is it !

Thenoflyzone
us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
 
airmale
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:47 pm

Well the swiss market has changed since 2004/5 when SriLankan left Zurich.
Back then there was 1 daily EK flight to Dubai, 4 weekly QR to Doha from Zurich.

Now you have 2 daily EK to Dubai, daily QR to Doha, 4 weekly WY to Muscat from Zurich, all with convenient onward connections to Colombo.

Since UL restarted Zurich, both EK & QR have marketed Colombo with aggressively low fares.
WY is also trying to grab a piece of this makret, with some quite interesting fares....
.....up there with the best!
 
mogandoCI
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:50 pm

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 2):
If the Sri Lankan Government is stupid enough to grant so many flights to EK out of CMB, then it's really not EK's fault, now is it !

Hehehe I think this statement is best applied to Australia
 
LIPZ
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:50 pm

UL resumed these routes all in the pretty recent past

FCO from DEC08
MXP from DEC09
ZRH from DEC11
 
lukeyboy95
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:53 pm

No doubt as a result of the ME-carriers. I'm in two minds to feel a little disheartened by this, or just shrug it off as good old fashioned competition. As another user said, the ball lies firmly in the court of the Sri Lankan government.

Quoting AirMale (Reply 3):
both EK & QR have marketed Colombo with aggressively low fares.

Yes, extremely low fares on this route.
Breaking down the stereotypes - one by one
 
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:36 pm

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 4):
Hehehe I think this statement is best applied to Australia

  
True enough  
chase the sun
 
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:01 am

Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 2):
If the Sri Lankan Government is stupid enough to grant so many flights to EK out of CMB, then it's really not EK's fault, now is it !

Is it really so important? My guess would be that most of the traffic is related to tourism. Seems to me that it would be best to get more bodies in so they can spend at tourist attractions.
 
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:24 am

Zurich ends 27 August; Milan and Rome on 3 September.
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:35 am

Smart move by UL. Hopefully now they will upgrade some of their A320 operated flights to SIN/BKK/KUL to A332s with the freed up aircraft as a result of the EU suspensions!
 
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RE: Sri Lankan To Drop ZRH, MXP, FCO

Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:05 pm

where to next? MEL?

They had stated their intentions to serve MEL and YYZ but have gone quiet, so it will be interesting to see if this freeing up of resources will see their focus shift.

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