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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:26 pm

From Bristol
Starts
Frequency

Turin
22 Dec
1 x week

From East Midlands
Starts
Frequency

Belfast
30 Oct
Daily

Grenoble
22 Dec
1 x week

Poznan
8 Nov
3 x week

Salzburg
22 Dec
1 x week

Tenerife
28 Oct
2 x week

From Liverpool
Starts
Frequency

Belfast
30 Oct
Daily

Budapest
31 Oct
4 x week

Bydgoszcz (Poland)
28 Oct
2 x week

Fuerteventura
30 Oct
3 x week

Grenoble
22 Dec
1 x week

Lodz (Poland)
29 Oct
2 x week

Salzburg
22 Dec
1 x week

Tenerife
30 Oct
3 x week

From Glasgow
Starts
Frequency

Belfast
30 Oct
Daily

Budapest
1 Nov
3 x week

Grenoble
22 Dec
1 x week

Kaunas
28 Oct
2 x week

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I think it's great that yet more routes have been announced from UK airports. I'm particularly pleased with the extra routes to/from Poland, Budapest, Tenerife, and Fuerteventura. Of course, I'm also delighted that Belfast City is now going to be served, which means that FR will now serve 21 UK destinations. And although only 1x weekly (for the winter ski season), I'm pleased that FR will fly BRS-TRN (BRS is close to me). So after the necessary route eliminations and additions, it looks like FR will have 38 routes from LPL, 33 from EMA, 26 from PIK and 17 from BRS.

[Edited 2007-07-25 12:51:07]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:44 pm

Please delete this post.

[Edited 2007-07-25 14:46:53]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:11 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 1):
I'm somewhat surprised that three routes to/from MMX will be cancelled: MMX is a large city itself (258,000, so Sweden's third-largest), MMX has a large metro area (605,000), and is only 1 hour away from CPH. Moreover, at one point FR flew thrice-daily STN-MMX. Nevertheless, modifications occur.

I'd say it's a stunt to force MMX to lower rates. Especially since FR has not expressed any interest in serving the region via another airport. Still, I doubt that there were any hikes in costs before FR pulled out, since MMX is currently putting alot of money and effort into attracting more international service. My guess is that FR is just trying to squeeze out as many extra Euros as possible.

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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:32 pm

Right, I've managed to construct a 10-day plan that'd enable me to visit all of FR's 20 current bases. Of course, I won't actually do it in one go: flying 3 flights per day for 10 days would probably kill me. But it would be pretty good to do it over a period of time, perhaps flying 1 day's worth every month or whatever. Here it is:

Day 1: STN^-GRO^-NRN^-STN
Day 2: LTN^-CIA^-MAD^-DUB^
Day 3: DUB-SNN^-LPL^-BGY^
Day 4: BGY-CRL^-MRS^-STN
Day 5: STN-HHN^-PSA^-STN
Day 6: STN-RIX-NYO^-STN
Day 7: LGW-ORK^-DUB
Day 8: DUB-EMA^-DUB-PIK^
Day 9: PIK-DUB-BRE^-STN
Day 10: LTN**-DUB-BRS^


^ = a base.
** = could be from LTN, STN or LGW.

Of all those days, I think LTN-CIA-MAD-DUB would be the most exciting (LTN could be replaced by STN if you wanted).
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:37 am

The base in BRE is also expanding. Now are available some new tracks as BRE-BUD and BRE-BTS.
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:38 am

FR's announcement with regards to BHD has set the wheels in motion...

The bag sort area cannot cope with the current volume of flights so theres plans to build another belt on another level - above the current belts. Offices (mainly ramp staff) which are currently portakabins may be accomodated on this new level too.
Security while not stressed like in the London airports is getting streched, maybe another channel is going to be opened.
Stand 4 has an airbridge so FR will not use this, its also for bmi's use exclusively unless all other stands are in use.. Stands 1-3 and 6-10 cannot accomodate an 738 as yet. Stands 6-7 will be remodelled to be of the same orientation as Stands 4-5. Stands 11-12 will be created in the Long Stay Carpark and accomodate flybe etc. At the moment Stands 6-7 can take 737's & 320's but not 738's or 321's
There is a possibility that the old apron will be resurfaced and further talk of the old terminal which is now Cargo will be redeveloped into another terminal.

This announcement has fairly put the wind up flybe. FR want to begin continental services within a year. Flybe have been operating for years and only with the 07 Summer schedule did they begin continental services to CDG (stopping in CWL) and RNS. By November flybe hope to have 2 E195's and 6 Q400's based. I think the Q400 fleet is already based there. The E195's will replace the 146's.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:39 am

The base in BRE is also expanding. Now are available some new tracks as BRE-BUD and BRE-BTS.
Regards.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:40 am

Here are the times of the flights to and from BHD:

LPL-BHD: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 = 0900-0950; 6 = 1000-1050; 7 = 0925-1015
BHD-LPL: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 = 1015-1105; 6 = 1115-1205; 7 = 1040-1130

EMA-BHD: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 = 1235-1340; 6 = 1545-1650; 7 = 1350-1455
BHD-EMA: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 = 1405-1510; 6 = 1715-1820; 7 = 1520-1625

PIK-BHD: 2 = 1720-1805; 1, 3, 5 = 0920-1005; 4 = 1750-1835; 6 = 0835-0920 7 = 1015-1100
BHD-PIK: 2 = 1830-1915; 1, 3, 5 = 1030-1115; 4 = 1900-1945; 6 = 0945-1030; 7 = 1125-1210
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:49 am

I love how they expect 25 minute turnarounds. Belfast is not a big airport but we're not that good with a 738. We can turn flybe around in 15 minutes if they need us to but 25 minutes on much larger aircraft is optimistic.

Currently we have trouble doing a 737 from AB in 35 minutes. For now most of our 737 experience has been from AB and the bags are rarely split, all in in the back/all out in the back. The only way I could see us getting near 25 minutes is if they use both holds and BCA employ more rampers. We're streched enough as it is.
bmi give us 40-50 minutes with thier aircraft on the ground, regardless of type - E145, A319/20/21. The ULD A320/21's are easy quite often we have the holds closed and ready to push and pax are only boarding. The 319's we need the time as loose loads are not our thing but a 319 is still easier than any 737 as they're much more manouverable space and therefore easier to handle the bags speeding things up.

The airport also needs a whole lot more equipment. Currently we have 3 sets of motorised steps for 737/320. Any other steps are only suitable for the BAe 146. In November when the E195 arrives we'll need a set of steps for the rear of them, plus then the FR's, AB's and BD's. I think christmas will be a real turning point in BHD, a real test of the new improvements when they arrive. I just hope FR and BHD know what they're getting themselves into.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:54 pm

Ryanair again has 1p per one-way flight including all taxes, fees and card fees. 250,000 available until midnight tomorrow (27th July) for Nov, Dec, Jan.

[Edited 2007-07-26 15:56:08]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:02 am

Regarding the LPL-BHD route, I've noticed that FR seem quite interested on straying into U2 territory of late...I mean they now serve PMI and ALC (alongside their current MJV route) from LPL in direct competition with U2, and U2 seem to be focusing their expansion plans away from LPL. Unless U2 can hit back soon it will be a matter of time before FR duplicate a lot of U2 Spanish routes and beat them on price, and we all know how aggressive FR can be.

Don't know how this affects other UK destinations that FR and U2 serve together and are in competition with each other route-wise.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:38 am

Never had the pleasure of flying with FR or U2 but I know I would go for U2 first.

U2 use A319's which I prefer over B737's. Have been on BD and LS 737's and never liked them, seemed "greyer" and cramped, when I sit at the window I keep knocking my head on the wall due to the fuselage shape. On the 319 I dont hit my head and it seems more open and larger.
U2 allow one free bag in the hold and upto 20kg's. FR charge you for a bag and only 15kg's.

FR on the LPL-BHD route are taking up a route that both BA and BE gave up. BE gave it up on the summer schedules. It appeared that for a while during the winter the flights were almost empty (daily) and then when it went for a few weeks until finish on Saturdays they only managed a few football fans.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:50 pm

This chopping and changing of routes is all very well and good - some routes will work and some will not, this is the same for any airline. If your fleet is relatively stable this is unlikely to be a problem provided that there are other routes that you can try. FR have a huge number of aircraft on order for fleet expansion and on the evidence of the current fluidity of their network, and also given that continuation of current economic conditions isn't guaranteed long term, I find it difficult to believe that the recent level of expansion can be sustained for very much longer.

I think that with the exception of London trunk routes it is unlikely that short UK domestic sectors between two non-London points can make much, if any, money (routes to Ireland are different because crossing the sea is not quite so convenient by surface travel). One of the main reasons for this is that the flights are very short so the opportunities for on board sales are very limited, therefore you need consistently very high load factors. Some city pairs between points with large catchment areas, and where road/rail travel is prone to congestion, may also work, I'm thinking here of routes such as Bristol to Glasgow, flying avoids travelling through Birmingham which can be a nightmare.

LPL to INV and ABZ simply isn't a big enough market as has been pointed out. However INV travellers can still avail themselves of the far superior service offered between INV and MAN!
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:03 am

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 59):
Ryanair again has 1p per one-way flight including all taxes, fees and card fees. 250,000 available until midnight tomorrow (27th July) for Nov, Dec, Jan.

And here we are at 2200BST (two hours from midnight) and there's no sign of the 1p sale. I had listed many flights I was planning to book tonight and now they're all GBP10.

Grrr - very annoying! Please let me know when they have another 1p sale...

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 62):
However INV travellers can still avail themselves of the far superior service offered between INV and MAN!

Is that the Eastern Airways route? Doesn't that cost around 100GBP each way??
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:05 pm

Quoting Cjbmibe (Reply 61):
Never had the pleasure of flying with FR or U2 but I know I would go for U2 first.

U2 use A319's which I prefer over B737's. Have been on BD and LS 737's and never liked them, seemed "greyer" and cramped, when I sit at the window I keep knocking my head on the wall due to the fuselage shape. On the 319 I dont hit my head and it seems more open and larger.
U2 allow one free bag in the hold and upto 20kg's. FR charge you for a bag and only 15kg's.

Just my thoughts!

Again I've never flown FR, but have flown with U2 in the past and, contrary to popular belief, they are good. I disagree with FR's policy of charging passengers for hold baggage and was disappointed when I learnt that Jet2 were now doing this.

Now this is not meant to turn this into an A vs B thread, but I also prefer A319s over 737s for the reasons listed above, and I suppose when Boeing designed the 707 fuselage (which the 737 fuselage was based upon) it was never built to accommodate tall people (I'm 6ft). I've also noticed on the 737s that whenever I use the front toilet I find it really difficult to stand upright in there and have to crouch down as soon as I close the door behind me, whereas I can stand perfectly all right in the A319 toilet. Ok the A319 may be only wider by several inches but it makes a huge difference in cabin space.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:28 am

Rumours here at the airport that Ryanair will announce two more routes out of BSL, possibly this week.

My questions to the FR professionnals  Wink : What bases will see announcements this week as it would give us a hint what to expect.

Cheers

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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:09 am

There seems to be an error or a news leak on the Ryanair website... when scrolling over Budapest the routes show Dublin as a destination, however the name "Dublin" does not appear and I have not yet heard a news-release, but the route is already shown on the map  stirthepot 
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:24 am

Quoting Embajador3 (Reply 3):
I'm surprised with the cancellation of the MMX service from MAD. Loads seemed to be good.

MMX and CPH are close neighbors. You can spit from one airport to another. Well, at least you can drive a bus in minutes rather than hours. FR is experiencing very tough competition from EasyJet and Sterling Airlines operating from CPH. So no surprise if FR couldn't make money at MMX.

Billund - Stansted has the potential to become a boomer. Only too bad for Esbjerg that it cost Esbjerg - Stansted. I think that it was the very last scheduled ops from Esbjerg. Now it will be only choppers for North Sea oil production and a little Cessna and Piper stuff. And a biz jet once every month.

Esbjerg used to be a quite busy domestic airport with a DC-9 coming and going all the time. But then came the Great Belt Bridge nine years ago an ruined that business. Trains and cars became cheaper and faster overnight. Everybody jumped up and down from happiness when FR "rescued" the airport with a London route.

But with less than a hundred thousand people living around, and Billund 40 miles away.... No way! Too bad that such a beautiful and pretty new airport shall just fade away.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:27 am

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 67):
I think that it was the very last scheduled ops from Esbjerg.

Theres bmi regional to ABZ and Danish Air Transport to SVG (think it may continue to Bergen as well)

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 65):
Rumours here at the airport that Ryanair will announce two more routes out of BSL, possibly this week.

My questions to the FR professionnals : What bases will see announcements this week as it would give us a hint what to expect.

Post on pprune announcemnt says MAD announcement soon, including MAD-GRO (wonder how long JK will stay on the route if that happens)

[Edited 2007-07-30 23:52:02]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:16 pm

Quoting Humberside (Reply 68):
Post on pprune announcemnt says MAD announcement soon, including MAD-GRO (wonder how long JK will stay on the route if that happens)

Still no news on the FR website. Does anybody have insider info?
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:00 pm

Have seen posted elsewhere that FR have announced PSA-Lamezia Terme/Porto and CRL-Forli/Grenoble/Turin (last two routes operatedlast winter I think, so are resumed routes). Nothing about MAD or BSL though
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:19 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 68):
MAD announcement soon, including MAD-GRO (wonder how long JK will stay on the route if that happens)

Spanair (JK): up to 11 daily MAD-BCN.
Air Europa (UX): 7 daily MAD-BCN.
Vueling (VY): 4 daily MAD-BCN.
They´re all LCC.
FR could find a consolidated market...
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 70):
Have seen posted elsewhere that FR have announced PSA-Lamezia Terme/Porto and CRL-Forli/Grenoble/Turin (last two routes operatedlast winter I think, so are resumed routes).

PSA-SUF, PSA-OPO, CRL-FRL, CRL-GNB, CRL-TRN all on its website now.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:00 am

PSA-SUF = 4x weekly
PSA-OPO = 2x weekly
CRL-FRL = 3x weekly
CRL-GNB = 1x weekly (Sat)
CRL-TRN = 1x weekly (Sat)
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:56 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 68):
Post on pprune announcemnt says MAD announcement soon, including MAD-GRO (wonder how long JK will stay on the route if that happens)

Depends on how many JK users are price sensitive vs. service/frequency/schedule/connections sensitive

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 71):
Spanair (JK): up to 11 daily MAD-BCN.

That's only for summer. In october they're back to their 20+ suttle service.

Quoting SJOtoLIR (Reply 71):
Spanair (JK): up to 11 daily MAD-BCN.
Air Europa (UX): 7 daily MAD-BCN.
Vueling (VY): 4 daily MAD-BCN.
They´re all LCC.

mmmm. Vueling yes. Although LCC is not well defined anywhere, I wouldn't consider Air Europa nor Spanair as LCC.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:58 am

The announcement of PSA-SUF means that FR will now have 10 domestic Italian routes (including those to/from Sardinia), and will have 3 routes to/from SUF, 6 to/from GNB, 4 to/from TRN, 12 to/from OPO, 21 to/from CRL (a base), and 26 to/from PSA (a base). What route eliminations or frequency reductions will occur to enable these flights?
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:03 am

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 72):
PSA-SUF, PSA-OPO, CRL-FRL, CRL-GNB, CRL-TRN all on its website now.

Although oddly no press release
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:22 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 76):
Although oddly no press release

No, not yet. But when I saw them it was after 1700 GMT, although I don't know for how long they were up. Perhaps there will be a press release tomorrow.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:16 pm

Apparently some significant announcements to be made:

New bases at Alicante and (?) Valencia.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/40688846-4376-11dc-a065-0000779fd2ac.html

And the following new routes:

Dublin to Basel (
Dublin to Budapest
Dublin to Katowice
Dublin to Marrakech
Dublin to Nice
Dublin to Prague
Dublin to Szczecin

http://www.independent.ie/national-n...-european-flight-path-1052898.html
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:24 pm

Quoting Teahan (Reply 78):
Dublin to Nice

FR's first route to Nice... will we see some routes competing with U2 from Nice in the future?
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:11 pm

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 79):
FR's first route to Nice

And its first route to Prague.

Will be interesting and exciting to see what happens.

[Edited 2007-08-07 13:18:19]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:15 am

Some rumours:

ALC-FKB
ALC-BRE
ALC-HHN

ALC-BVA
ALC-CRL

ALC-BGY

In addition to DUB, LPL, STN, NRN, PSA, NYO. Routes already served from ALC.

Kindest Regards  Smile

[Edited 2007-08-07 19:19:54]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:58 pm

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 79):
FR's first route to Nice... will we see some routes competing with U2 from Nice in the future?

FR is entering in U2 territory...
U2 has extended their operations from UK to both PRG and NCE in the following legs respectively: PRG-(BFS, NCL, EMA, STN, LGW, BRS) and NCE-(BFS, LGW, LTN, STN, LPL, NCL).

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 80):
And its first route to Prague.

Will be interesting and exciting to see what happens.

Absolutely !
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:47 pm

From Pprune:

"According to luchtvaartnieuws.nl (sorry, dutch only) a Ryanair spokesman said that they will anounce new routes to Eindhoven and Maastricht today. He also said that the expansion in Maastricht will be bigger then the one in Eindhoven. So I suspect that they will (indeed) announce their Valencia base tomorrow, including a daily flight to Eindhoven. As of yet I do not have a clue what the new routes to Maastricht might be. Will be interesting to see!"

And also from Pprune:

"It's almost certain that Ryanair will annouce two new bases today: VLC and ALC. Probably MST will be one of the destinations served out of ALC and EIN one of the new destinations served out of VLC."
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:24 pm

Quoting Teahan (Reply 78):
Dublin to Nice

Don't you need special training to land in Nice? If I'm correct would FR not need to train a bunch of pilots? Not Ryanair policy is it?
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:31 pm

Quoting Vinniewinnie (Reply 84):
Don't you need special training to land in Nice?

Why would you need it for NCE? For INN, yes, but NCE?
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:31 pm

Quoting Vinniewinnie (Reply 84):
Don't you need special training to land in Nice? If I'm correct would FR not need to train a bunch of pilots? Not Ryanair policy is it?

Don´t think so.... The airport is almost in the mediterenian, without any obstacles. Can´t see why you would need training.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:39 pm

Quoting KL911 (Reply 86):
he airport is almost in the mediterenian, without any obstacles.

And the shortest runway is > 8500ft, so you can basically bring anything to NCE. AF currently sends the 77W from Paris FWIW.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:42 pm

News is starting to come in.
According to a post on PPRUNE, Alicante has just been confirmed. 2 aircraft and 11 new routes.
STN/DUB Vitoria flights are however cancelled.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:49 pm

Quoting KL911 (Reply 86):
Can´t see why you would need training.

I know what you mean. I swear I saw a 15-year-old work experience boy fly an EZY plane to NCE. He was interviewed and all he said was: "Nice."
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:51 pm

ALC confirmed as new base!

11 new routes:

Baden
Basel
Billund
Bournemouth
Brussels
Doncaster
East Midlands
Gotenburg
Maastrict
Milan
Paris

2x 73Hs to be based there.

[Edited 2007-08-09 11:52:13]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:15 pm

The Valencia routes are now on the routemap.

(new)
Basel
Billund
Bologna
Eindhoven
Karlsruhe_
Liverpool
Maastricht
Malta
Paris Beauvais
Porto
Santiago

[Edited 2007-08-09 12:16:11]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:20 pm

Quoting Teahan (Reply 91):
The Valencia routes are now on the routemap.

(new)
Basel
Billund
Bologna
Eindhoven
Karlsruhe_
Liverpool
Maastricht
Malta
Paris Beauvais
Porto
Santiago

Can't yet find any news release about it, but those routes are up - and VLC appears as a base on FR's site.

So it too will have 2x 73Hs to begin with - FR's standard.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:20 pm

DUB/STN-Vitoria axed
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:26 pm

By the way, don't for a second think that Alicante is just about tourism. Yes, the Costa Blanca is easily accessible from ALC, but the city itself as a metro population of 725,000 - the 8th largest in Spain.

And Valencia has a metro population of 1.8m - the 3rd largest in Spain.

Here's the official statement re. ALC: http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....r=07&month=aug&story=rte-en-090807

Here's the frequencies:

10 New Routes Starts Frequency

Baden Baden Nov 4 x week
Basel Nov 3 x week
Billund Dec 4 x week
Bournemouth Dec 3 x week
Brussels (CRL) Nov Daily
Doncaster Nov 3 x week
East Midlands Dec 4 x week
Gothenburg Dec 3 x week
Maastricht Nov 4 x week
Milan (BGY) Dec 4 x week
Paris (BVA) Dec 3 x week

6 Existing Routes Frequency
Dublin 5 x week
Dusseldorf Daily
Liverpool Daily
London Daily
Pisa 4 x week
Stockholm 3 x week

[Edited 2007-08-09 12:27:47]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:58 pm

Combining existing and new routes, VLC will have 21 and ALC 17.

Particularly good to see that MLA will now have 7 routes, OPO 13, BSL 4, and BOH 9.

VLC-SCQ will become FR's 4th domestic Spanish route (the others are GRO-GRX, GRO-FUE, GRO-TFS).

The announcement of both ALC and VLC as bases will mean that FR will have 4 Spanish bases: GRO; MAD; ALC; and VLC. Only the UK has more bases (6).

VLC officially announced on FR's homepage, but there's still no news article about it - only about ALC.

[Edited 2007-08-09 13:00:09]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:49 pm

Still no non-irish flights to LGW to upset U2 BA and GT.
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:55 pm

The Valencia routes:

Baden Baden Oct 4x
Basel Oct 3x
Billund Oct 3x
Bologna Oct 4x
Eindhoven Oct 4x
Liverpool Oct 4x
Malta Oct 3x
Maastricht Oct 3x
Paris Beauvais Oct 7x
Porto Oct 4x
Santiago Oct 3x

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news....r=07&month=aug&story=gen-en-090807

[Edited 2007-08-09 13:56:27]
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:03 am

Anyone know why Ryanair have so far stayed away from Gran Canaria and Lanzarote???
 
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RE: Ryanair Network Changes

Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:44 am

DSA-Pisa axed at the end of this summer

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