SCQ83 wrote:Will EXT be able to handle all that traffic without the 6 new planned runways?
PlymSpotter wrote:interesting to note is that Naples was previously flown in from EXT in 2016, and that Air Malta had operated into EXT for years, again only ceasing in 2016.
SamYeager2016 wrote:I realise my comment may not be that welcome to Exeter airport fans but it does strike me as Ryanair getting near to the bottom of the barrel. Whilst I don't want to derail this thread I wonder what this says about the ability of Ryanair to grow much further. I should point out that my parents have lived in Exeter since the late eighties so I'm no Exeter hater.
[email protected] wrote:SamYeager2016 wrote:I realise my comment may not be that welcome to Exeter airport fans but it does strike me as Ryanair getting near to the bottom of the barrel. Whilst I don't want to derail this thread I wonder what this says about the ability of Ryanair to grow much further. I should point out that my parents have lived in Exeter since the late eighties so I'm no Exeter hater.
Not at all: they'll be talking to hundreds of airports Europe-wide. This just happened now. There is no rhyme to going to X airport at Y time; it depends on the opportunity and deal. So you can't read anything into it.
Ryanair will carry about 140 million this year, with plans to carry 170m+ by 2020 and 200 million by 2024. This is per their annual reports and news articles*. This will mainly be achieved through their always getting better campaign and their focus on primary airports, plus opportunities at more traditional secondary and regional airports.
* E.g. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/uk.mobil ... KKCN1GI0UI
I can also see them grow somewhat on destinations that have pretty liberal bilaterals with the EU like they're currently doing in Israel and Jordan. They also got limited presence in Turkey already and I can see them grow there somewhat. Egypt could be their next destination, or maybe Cape Verde. And even in Europe there are still some opportunities left for them, like Iceland. What do you think would happen if Ryanair was able to get some slots at Keflavik?
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