Polot wrote:Momo1435 wrote:runway23 wrote:Vueling have a large hub in BCN and largely dominate the airport, they will not pack their bags and leave BCN. Why would they ? Just to allow FR/U2 to move in and take their place ? It makes no sense...
Just because Catalonia decides to exit Spain (and if they succeed) won't halt travel to BCN. In that sense largely nothing will change, for Vueling the only change will probably obtaining a Catalan AOC in addition to a Spanish one.
If Vueling stays in Barcelona and get a Catalan AOC it will certainly result in the loss of their Spanish AOC, so no more flights to and from Spain and will probably also have severe consequences for IAG, which is still a company based in Spain. The Spanish government will make sure that no Spanish owned / based airline will have operations in Catalonia.
Vueling also has extensive operations that do not even touch BCN/Spain. Lose the Spanish AOC for the Catalan AOC (which will not be part of the EU/ECAA as long as Spain has any say) and you can say goodbye to Vueling's FCO hub, small CDG focus city, etc.
In the event of independence traffic at BCN will go down because Spain will see that it is harder for EU members/citizens to freely visit and do business in the region.
SCQ83 wrote:I think this must have already an
It is interesting to see that foreign carriers in general are adding little capacity to Spain for 2018. Let's compare Portugal and Spain to the US. Portugal is getting OPO-EWR with United, ATL-LIS and JFK-PDL with Delta and OPO-YYZ and LIS-YUL with Air Canada. 5 new TATL routes for S18 compared to 0 for Spain, despite Spain being 4.5 times the population.
You must be kidding. Let's hope for the sake of all the jobs involved that nothing much happens. If Catalonia gets independent it's highly likely it will be a State not recognized by other EU States and sorely vetoed from entering the Union. Can you fathom what a disaster this would be for the local economy?
AVFCdownunder wrote:imagoagnitio wrote:AVFCdownunder wrote:As your flight is only in two months time, I don't see anything will be different regarding flights, visas, passports etc.
More realistically, I can see some disruption by ATC or baggage handlers etc trying to make their point via industrial action for one reason or another. I am not sure, but I presume they are employed by local operators. Whereas customs/immigration staff are more likely employed centrally via the Madrid government (again, I stand to be corrected on this point) and may be subject to work to rules or other industrial stoppages to suit agendas.
The big question everyone needs to know is will Barca stay in La Liga?
They could always join us in the Championship. KROSOTV (in joke).
You'll be in League 1 by the time that happens .
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