|Quoting bennett123 (Reply 44):|
I did not know that there was a B737 stuck in IST, but I thought HA-LOA was in TLV.
You are correct, HA-LOA is still in TLV while HA-LOI is stuck in DUB.
HA-LOP returned yesterday evening to SNN, and there is HA-LOB still in the Aeroplex hangar at BUD awaiting the finish of some maintenance work, and will fly out to join the others at SNN when the works are finished.
|Quoting Revelation (Reply 47):|
Isn't it wrong to justify one bad act by pointing to another bad act?
I think you are correct, but I can not set emotions aside, please excuse me for that.
However there is a huge difference here, to many of the previous fallen carriers.
1, MA had a viable development track, and it seemed achievable
2, BUD is left without a "home carrier" (and I know many will bring up W6 again, and even FR, but those are no replacement for "business" travelers, as well as no option for connecting traffic in the region
and of course there are many things more here...
|Quoting raffik (Reply 29):|
Ryanair are going to do very well in Budapest.. they must have been planning a base there for a while to come up with such a comprehensive schedule so quickly? Were they waiting for the demise of Malev?
Not really, BUD airport has today made a statement that they don't know why FR is advertising these routes, as they still have not come into agreement with them apart from the already announced 5 routes, and that they are not willing to make compromises and let them selves get raped by FR just because MA is gone...so there are only negotiations going on between FR and BUD airport. (I am proud for BUD management for taking a stand against this scavenger, if they want to fly from here then pay the fees...period)
|Quoting magyar (Reply 9):|
Here is a question which may be stupid. Why only LCC can set up a base in BUD? Why not a large legacy carrier?
What if BA would base a few A320/319 in BUD and take over the Malev network, or whatever part of it that was useful for the OneWorld alliance?
There were many arguments for not having a national carrier for every single EU countries.I agree, but then why not allow big legacy carriers establish hubs/focus cities wherever they want in the EU?
I don't find that idea stupid at all, and I can see something on the lines like Lufthansa Italia was at MXP.
I can accept the consolidation of the market, but BUD is too important not to have direct services it had just last week even.