A quick look; those are routes flown from those bases that have no base on the other end so will be certainly cancelled. A number of other routes with base on the other side might be chopped as well. I count 32: GRO: AHO, BIL, BVA, EIN, MST, NCL, NOC, RBA, TLL; in addition BTS, HHN and RIX were alre...Jump to post
From what I see from today's departures at least in summer:
GRO has 5 based aircrafts (certainly fewer in winter; maybe it is even a seasonal base)
TFS has 4 based aircrafts
LPA has 3 based aircrafts
ACE has 2 based aircrafts
So a total of 14 aircrafts parked or moved somewhere else.
It seems confirmed: ACE, TFS, LPA and GRO to close January 8, 2020. https://www.elespanol.com/economia/empresas/20190823/ryanair-girona-lanzarote-palmas-tenerife-despedira-empleados/423708402_0.html Ryanair cerrará sus bases en Girona, Lanzarote, Las Palmas y Tenerife y despedirá a 512 empleadosJump to post
Boy, the reviews of the TWA hotel isn't getting any better. TripAdvisor reviews are atrocious. It has a 3,5/5 which is very bad: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g47962-d17741149-Reviews-TWA_Hotel-Jamaica_Queens_New_York.html I am surprised to see in some pictures that the hotel has already...Jump to post
- Frankfurt/Berlin SXF: High risk due to high number of flights required to be competitive (at least 2x daily) -> but maybe worth to give on route of this type a try Berlin (7h30' train) and Frankfurt (6h30' train) are quite different. easyJet in Berlin keeps affordable fares. For instance it is po...Jump to post
Notice they are flyers mg to that new airport Castellón from both Vienna and Luton, must be given those sweet subsides. Wizz Air is indeed subsidised in CDT. They also fly to Bucharest (Romanian VFR), Budapest and Katowice (trying to attract Eastern European tourists to their coast). Note that Laud...Jump to post
Which potential routes do you see for W6 in Vienna? I think the should consider the following - Turku (HEL currently with insanely high average fares from VIE) - Leipzig/Nuremberg (in case their BRE/DTM/CGN endeavor turns out well; routes with rather low frequency and w/o a price battle from VIE à ...Jump to post
It seems NAP has been successful for UA (starting earlier in 2020) so they might give PMO a try. Sicily might attract American tourists but it might lack the premium component of Naples (Capri, Amalfi Coast, etc) so it might not work so well. Maybe they'll be able to fill the front of the plane wit...Jump to post
I am not overly surprised about PMO. It looks like (at least for European carriers) that Sicily is what comes after Naples when expanding in Italy. PMO and NAP used to have JFK flights in the past partially for VFR traffic. It seems NAP has been successful for UA (starting earlier in 2020) so they m...Jump to post
Take it easy :D. I would be surprised Ryanair is not subsidised in PFO in one way or another. 10 million passengers might seem a lot in some contexts like former Yugoslavia but it is not a lot in an European context. It is not much more that what Ibiza, Faro or Heraklion have. I don't see how Kutais...Jump to post
A LCA base wouldn't make sense because there aren't that many markets that are left unserved. LCA-ATH is the biggest market out there (over 1.000.000 passengers a year) but they would face so much competition from other airlines, even Ryanair failed on ATH-PFO. I don't think so. Cyprus is very focu...Jump to post
Assuming these are on the Hungarian AOC, W6 is still aggressively targeting the UK market! I'm wondering what the next W9 base will be... At this point it's almost a certainty that Lviv will be opened next summer (this has been repeatedly stated by the airport's CEO). Otherwise I suppose it's mostl...Jump to post
8herveg wrote:How do you know this about FR out of interest? And what cuts can we expect? Doesn't sound promising after just one season...
EIBPI wrote:Someone83 wrote:I assume these are route to Southend, ie flying in from other bases?
Yes, indeed. Some reduction in flying from LTN (Sibiu).
I don't like riding a bicycle in a city. I feel very unsafe. At least in cities like Paris, Madrid, London, NYC where bicycles are a minority. Maybe in Amsterdam or CPH is different. I wonder how many cyclist are killed every year in Netherlands? Edit: https://www.iamexpat.nl/lifestyle/lifestyle-new...Jump to post
This stuff, Xianjiang or Hong Kong led me to think that China thinks a major economic downturn might arrive soon to their economy so they want to keep people extremely controlled. Most people is usually OK in dictatorships if there is economic growth and a reasonable standard of living. Once there i...Jump to post
I have a good candidate for 2020 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285183/iberia-resumes-cairo-service-from-march-2020/ IB3351 CAI0020 – 0440MAD 319 x135 I flew a couple of times that route before it was axed (similar timing) and it was painful. Those Iberia A319s are torture - tight...Jump to post
3. EasyJet. LCC which has the strongest presence in the most popular destinations, brand I would argue is the strongest LCC in Europe , and could even argue the strongest airline brand in Europe, has I would argue the most valuable slots of all the airlines in Europe and in today’s market you can a...Jump to post
For me, easyJet + Volotea would make a lot of sense. Lots of existing bases shared - especially in France and Italy where easyJet have been expanding recently (Bordeaux, Nantes, Venice etc). And on the fleet/crew compatibilty point, Volotea is gradually shifting from their 717s to A319s. But the sa...Jump to post
I recently saw one video of FlyBondi and FAs asked how many people flew for the first time and a few raised hands. Apparently the boom of low-cost carriers in Argentina is allowing quite a few people flying for the first time. And Argentina is a middle-income country. There's no way it's 80%, consid...Jump to post
Antarius wrote:Lol seriously? How many hundred of millions of people fly each year and how many Dao like incidents are there?Y.
Considering the increasing abuse of force by FAs in power trips (David Dao), it should mandatory for FAs to carry a BWC (body-wear camera) like many police jurisdictions have now in the US.Jump to post
I don't think you should since at the same time many new airlines have been founded and have actually made it, something that has not happened in the US for 20 years now. Furthermore, some of those you listed make no sense since new airlines have replaced them. Two examples being B&H Airlines (...Jump to post
People have been talking of a European aviation consolidation for years now and it has not really happened, luckily. Some airlines go but unlike the US, new appear and stay. That's the main difference between the two markets, the US has not had a successful new airline since jetBlue and that was al...Jump to post
Not on NYC-LIS it isn't. That is why TP consistently earms a revenue premium on the non-stop EWR-LIS, as opposed to the JFK-LIS. Just looking ahead at four different dates in the upcoming months, with the exception of a random day in the middle of November where the price of the two flights is the ...Jump to post
Really surprised they are adding the additional NY frequency to JFK and not to EWR, which is where the majority of the Portuguese people in the NYC area are (and which commands a revenue premium, at least in the non-stop flights). Their relationship with United must really suck. JFK is the preferre...Jump to post
For what is worth, traffic in LHR declined 0.7% in July. January-July growth is only 1.4%. A rise in domestic passengers has partially offset a larger international drop (-3.2% APAC, -1.8% EU, -1.4% LatAm). https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/heathrow-traffic-hit-by-fall-in-asia-pacific-passengers-18...Jump to post
I think the routes to Germany can be easily covered by FR/LAUDA bases if indeed there is demand..As for London City, with TP gone, BA can add LIS/OPO to its route network and increase their dominance..The OPO-BCN/LYS is already covered by Easyjet,Vueling, Transavia France, so i dont think there wil...Jump to post
LCG enjoyed a 10,7% growth compared to 2018. I call that a healthy growth. Your other statements are only your persona views, and if you have proof of that, I ask that you provide a link to back up your claims. Those are not my views. You can find plenty of recent articles about subsidies in LCG: V...Jump to post
I think wasn't mentioned so far, but LIS-DME will change to A321neoLR and LIS-TLV will increase to twice daily, also with A321neoLR It is surprising TAP didn't tap into TLV much earlier. Iberia/El Al is 3 daily (except Shabbat, only 2) with IB flying daily the A330 and about 10 weekly with Air Euro...Jump to post
GRX was only an example. LCG is closer to the sea than SCQ and is enjoying a healthy growth too. Of course, you had to mention poor little VGO. An airport that is now loosing passengers due to many factors, but you don't say anything about LCG airport and its apparent success. LCG does not have a &...Jump to post
Btw Embajador3 and LXwing, I would appreciate your precious comments in this thread, since this one is locked:
STR is a bit more surprising but I wonder if FRA is too close. Iberia Express also served briefly MAD-STR a few years ago. I think IB is still operating MAD - STR. For the LIS - BSL sector, there is a strong competition with easyJet. True. I thought STR was chopped along with other German destinati...Jump to post
Btw next summer OPO-MAD will be up to 18 weekly flights each way (!).
To put things in perspective, in 2004 (oldest data available in AENA), MAD-OPO had 190k PAX. In 2018, the route had 860k. At this pace, MAD-OPO could surpass LIS-OPO to become Porto's second destination only after Paris.
TP is definitely on a hot streak in the last year or so. I trust that this is some pretty important network cleanup, getting rid of a bunch of underperforming routes. Could couple with more regional additions in addition to SCQ and the MAD increase. Quick note, might want to edit the title to 'drop...Jump to post
Finally TAP announces LIS-SCQ, the biggest gap in their Spanish network. They are also dropping LCY, currently flown from both OPO and LIS, and CGN, STR and BSL from LIS. OPO-BCN and OPO-LYS will be also chopped, and OPO-MAD will be increased to 6 daily (!). Madrid from OPO has boomed over the last ...Jump to post
Hasn‘t there been a lot of complaining from citizens about how there were too many tourists these last years? In the end the complete „Airbnb-zation“ of city centres isn‘t a pretty thing and Spain, unless something unexpectedly dramatic were to happen, will remain a top tourism destination. This. S...Jump to post
Figures no real surprise for the Canaries and expected. These things seem to have trends and as North Africa and Turkey makes a steady come back the Canaries suffer a bit. Of course history tells us that any political or terrorism issues in North Africa and Turkey will turn the tables again. Then y...Jump to post
As usual, you forget to mention other airports whom are still enjoying healthy traffic figures. Including GRX with a 15,1% increase, compared to 2018. GRX is an "inland" airport. Quite similar to a place like SCQ (although at a smaller scale); a mix of international cultural tourism/city-...Jump to post
Well German tour operators did overplay it this year quite a bit, especially for the areas popular with Germans. Mallorca has some form of cult status and attracts the wealthier customers. You can see that SPC is not affected, as it also caters to different customers than the rest of the Canaries -...Jump to post
Well, I think many tourists got tired of the Canaries even selling you dog sheds for a quite high price. I have a few favourite places to stay on each Canary island, but when 3 Star places on Fuerteventura cost more than a 4 Star near Girona, it is no decision at all - especially if you are not goi...Jump to post
I think the numbers above are in no way showing anything of major concern. Perhaps the Canaries may be in a small decline, they are further out, and nice but not anything you cant see right in the Med. Concern is domestic VS international. July YoY FUE: Spain +17.0% / 174,972 - International: -18.8...Jump to post
Today AENA released the data for July. Most islands (Baleares and Canarias) are flat or losing passengers after years of booming traffic and record tourism figures. Those numbers could be much worse if domestic and inter-island traffic was not booming due to the recovery of the Spanish economy and a...Jump to post
This is going to be another Timenan (sp) Square situation where the mainland government will go full brutal with 100's murdered, 1000's rounded up and sent to 'political re-education camps' to be murdered, the mainland government taking over HK, cutting off communications, putting in 'the great fir...Jump to post