MIflyer12 wrote:With this and WOW's significant pullback we can see the ULCC TATL bubble has been duly popped. Good for remaining carriers; not good for passengers seeking cheap fares.
Asturias subsidises Volotea. So this OVD-RMU IMO is subsidised but it is also a way to tell the government of Murcia that they would be happy to open some new destinations if they give them some money.
I could see BIO, somewhere in Galicia, PMI and IBZ at least.
I am not overly surprised.
Laudamotion (Ryanair) has opened tons of routes from Germany to Mallorca (main market). And PMI suffers from the recovery of Turkey.
Canarias a winter destination has also increasing competition from Morocco, Tunisia, Cabo Verde or Egypt.
I don't get this obsession with Western Africa. Those are minuscule markets (just look at the PAX numbers of those airports). RAM in Oneworld would be the perfect complement for both MAD and LHR. Maybe resuming Lagos could be logical, but I don't see the need to hunt smaller markets. Iberia is not T...Jump to post
I can’t imagine that to be the case. Last years growth looks good, but there was no growth between 2007 and 2017 making it the worst performing European mega hub by far growth-wise. Also the high speed train had a major effect. The Madrid-Barcelona HSL opened in 2008. Now it takes half of the traff...Jump to post
And other than a seasonal ARN-KEF on SAS, there is not a single new route for KEF so far planned for this year. It seems the Icelandic bubble has popped.Jump to post
Part is to blame for the new Tech / Internet bubble. Too much money around so people travel more. I suspect when this bubble pops, some carriers may leave or reduce SFO.Jump to post
Southwest blocks international visitors from their website (although this block does not seem to be perfect as I've accessed it from overseas before). I don't know why - perhaps it's not wanting to comply with GDPR or other international laws and whatnot, or maybe there's some other reason for it. ...Jump to post
How long will it take? I am flying to DUS next week.Jump to post
ESPRIT is not an Australian brand (unless there is another Esprit brand there independent than the one sold in the rest of the world).Jump to post
Thanks everyone so far for the great ideas. Many are intriguing. I am now toying with the idea of flying AMS-MAD on Air Europa's B787 (maybe currently it is an A330, but on the dates in may I am looking at it will be a 787, at least for now). and then again trying to get on LATAM from MAD to FRA (i...Jump to post
New Balance has been very popular and trend in the last 5 years or so in Europe. It seems that in the last year or so it is fading a bit. Supreme is awfully popular here at the moment Where is here? I would say Supreme is awfully popular all around the world right now. Even the street sellers in Spa...Jump to post
Charter flights (most often sold by tour operators) are one thing. Scheduled flights are another. The airlines flying those charter flights are getting paid regardless if the plane is full or not. That is not the case with TK. Your point isn't really valid. First and foremost, CUN is a tech stop. P...Jump to post
Funny how everyone is talking macro economics here. That's got little bearing on Germania. Germania hasn't been able to turn a profit over the large scale expansion of the German economy over the past few years. They are back to the wall, if they can't find an investor they will be toast very short...Jump to post
We have seen an steady decrease in unemployment and a rise in salaries from 2010. That trend has not turned yet and I would say is the most important aspect in regards to the holiday makers, that is the primary customer group of Germania. Cost of living in Germany has exploded since 2010. Particula...Jump to post
I remember the days when there was the following line up at SCN on a Saturday morning : Tuifly to PMI, ST to LPA, AB to PMI, XQ to AYT, Sky to AYT just on the charter side. This is all gone now and mostly there is just EW to PMI and many people drive to HHN to fly FR somewhere as many traditional b...Jump to post
With the German economy now doing worse, I think we will see some consolidation in the leisure holiday market in Germany. If I am not missing anything there are those players: - Condor - Germania - Sundair - SunExpress Deutschland - TUI fly Deutschland And then there are: - Lufthansa / Eurowings - B...Jump to post
And Turks have no beaches nearer by than Cancún?? As for Mexico-Middle East / C.I.S. traffic: what is the yield x volume? I disagree with saying this flight is only about MEX. Cancún today is a global beach destination which also combines some "basic culture" (Mayan ruins). E.g. checking ...Jump to post
I flew BRU-BMA a couple of years ago and a lot of PAX seemed to be connecting in BRU. I guess (probably like in the case of Finnair) for a lot of people flying to "Stockholm City Airport" is just an added advantage VS other connections and then flying to ARN. Bromma feels like a village ai...Jump to post
cityshuttle wrote:According to the media article, LH / EW is currently only considering options for leisure long-haul destinations in case that DE (Condor / Thomas Cook) might cease operations ...
Just curious.... With Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Cargo serving or having served the Puerto Rican market, how much longer you guys think Puerto Rico will see Arabian airline service (of any type, that is)? Ummm never? SJU is a very small market to Europe, so for the ME and Asia it would be even sm...Jump to post
Speaking of TK Maxx... I was surprised to see ellesse stuff there. I thought they were gone for ages and have them associated forever with 1980s/90s pro tennis. Ellesse (like FILA) is now back in trend. https://www.jdsports.co.uk/page/ellesse-hub/ ALL ABOUT ELLESSE On top when it comes to the retro...Jump to post
Nautica is sold in Amazon European websites. Amazon Europe is interesting because they stock some American brands that I have never seen in a physical store anywhere in Europe. For instance, they also sell (usually heavily discounted) Eddie Bauer. I reckon since those are sold in Amazon US, it is qu...Jump to post
Any non-EU citizens could well have had visa issues with Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.. I doubt this would happen even in any possible combination :) First of all, Romania and Bulgaria are EU countries. Serbia and Macedonia are very lax with visas. For instance, Chinese and Russian citiz...Jump to post
I think that FR has a hard time making these long flights work out financially. Some of them edge on the 5 hours flight time, putting FR in a tight spot in terms of yield management. FR in Canarias is not only about "those long flights". It is not Eilat or Aqaba. Canarias-Mainland Spain i...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:Given the presence of MAD-JFK/EWR/IAD non-stops I'll guess that RAM is doing this with garbage fares. Aviation economists had figured out 40 years ago that much use of marginal cost pricing is lethal.
I think even more, as they would not be able to take shortest route, unless all passengers had passports - which would be unusual on intra-EU flight. You can enter Serbia and Macedonia with any European (EU) ID card. As well as Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and some other random countries (Georgia) a...Jump to post
Why not landing in SOF? Sofia to Thessaloniki is only 4-5 hours by coach.Jump to post
In Europe it is very socially accepted to complain about Ryanair. Added to that that it is the airline which carries the more passengers (esp. "casual" passengers), it is not surprising that it ranks so badly. I have flown +100 FR flights and never had any issue so far. I personally prefer...Jump to post
Those two plus EWR/JFK and HND/NRT. But yes, your point stand - LH doesn't just fly to two airports "just because" in general. LCY and LIN targets business pax, HND (and LIN also) is the much more "preferred" airport, while JFK/EWR involved a slightly more "preferred" ...Jump to post
What is the rationale of this route? Catholic pilgrimage? Israeli backpackers? Connections to Australia? All of that would be very low yield. I can't imagine there is sufficient business traffic to warrant the route, and no workers/maids traffic (unlike on PR's routes to the Gulf), which is low yie...Jump to post
This would have never happened with Ryanair, as FR does not overbook.
Next time she should fly with Ryanair instead of easyJet.
Different situation, though. SHA serves as the "in-city" airport with limited international flight (vs. PVG), while PEK/ZBAD are split b/t airlines instead. OZ and NH are likely staying at PEK due to *A and totally ignore ZBAD. KE may possibly operate a few flights into ZBAD (due to ST pr...Jump to post
They did consult on imposing Class D airspace over the aerodrome (and most of Oxfordshire) last year. That would be a prerequisite for any serious commercial operation. Went down like a cup of cold sick with the large local GA community and others (including the MoD). They went off with their tails...Jump to post
I reckon regional carriers like Korean Air, Asiana, ANA or JAL could operate at both airports. After all they do the same in Shanghai (PVG/SHA).Jump to post
I wonder if Wizz Air UK could try a UK-Istanbul flight, which may allow another aircraft with a "virtual stand" (late night departure, morning return to Luton). Wizzair flew BUD-SAW for a while and left the market. IMO the issue with Western European low-cost carriers flying to Istanbul i...Jump to post
From LTN Southern Italy IMO would have potential. Naples and Palermo only flown by easyJet. Cagliari and Lamezia Terme have no flights to LTN. S. Italy is a fast-growing city-break / tourism destination (and a source of VFR traffic to London), so it fits perfectly on the kind of destinations they ha...Jump to post
Although Wizz doesn't target much of the London-Western Europe market... they might want to give it a go to some airports which currently do not have direct access to London area, or that they lost previous connections. Since we are talking about mainly expats-leisure markets, I wouldn't call them ...Jump to post
I wouldn't be surprised they launch LGW-WAW. The only other competitor in the route is easyJet. If they ever start STN, STN-WAW could be interesting. Currently the only Stansted-Warsaw route is STN-WMI in Ryanair, which had +400,000 PAX in 2017. I am sure WAW instead of WMI would be welcomed for fre...Jump to post
How does it become a cultural thing lol. Also maximising vacation time and saving money is something done worldwide. Are you saying Europeans dont do that. It is not part of European culture? Makes you wonder why so many low cost carriers exist in Europe if everyone can afford to buy regular fare t...Jump to post
Is that really true? I know German airports have a night curfew and London airports also have night restrictions. But other European airports? CGN at least does not have any curfew. 24h operations. For example CDG, MAD and LGW have night time movements too to name a few, plus several large to mid s...Jump to post