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Looks like Ryanair have started to upload there summer 2019 programme. So far from Leeds/Bradford we the 6x routes on sale as follows

Alicante = 7x weekly - 1x daily Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun
Gdansk = 4x weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat
Krakow = 4x weekly - Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun
Malaga = 8x weekly - 2x daily Tue & 1x daily Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun
Warsaw Modlin = 2x weekly - Thu & Sun
Wroclaw = 2x weekly - Thu & Sun

All other routes are still unavailable:
Crete Chania, Corfu, Dublin, Limoges, Pisa Florence, Venice Treviso, Riga, Vilnius, Malta Luqa, Faro, Bratislava, Barcelona Gerona, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Ibiza, Arrecife, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca & Tenerife South
 

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I see Ryanair have added some new routes into Exeter and Cardiff for next summer. It would be nice if we could get some new routes nailed on as well. I am curious as to what preferences forum members would have in this respect? I would like to see Madrid for starters.
 

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I see Ryanair have added some new routes into Exeter and Cardiff for next summer. It would be nice if we could get some new routes nailed on as well. I am curious as to what preferences forum members would have in this respect? I would like to see Madrid for starters.
Wether it's ture or not im not sure! But I did see a rumour posted on the LBA spotters Facebook page over weekend that Ryanair might be looking to putting 2x extra based aircraft into LBA.
Same poster also mentioned Vueling coming back along with a possiblity of Transavia and Norwegian. So I took it all with a big pinch of salt.
 

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Ryanair now have the Leeds/Bradford - Malta route on sale for summer 2019, the flights remain operated by Maltese based aircraft.

Routes now confirmed on sale:
Alicante = 7x weekly - 1x daily Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun
Gdansk = 4x weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat
Krakow = 4x weekly - Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun
Malaga = 8x weekly - 2x daily Tue & 1x daily Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun
Malta Luqa = 2x weekly - Mon & Fri
Warsaw Modlin = 2x weekly - Thu & Sun
Wroclaw = 2x weekly - Thu & Sun

Routes which still remain un-bookable:
Crete Chania, Corfu, Dublin, Limoges, Pisa Florence, Venice Treviso, Riga, Vilnius, Faro, Bratislava, Barcelona Gerona, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Ibiza, Arrecife, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca & Tenerife South
 

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Does anyone know - are all the routes already bookable operated by aircraft based abroad? It would make sense for routes operated by LBA based aircraft to only go on sale once Ryanair have confirmed their intentions for 2019 in terms of based aircraft.
 

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Does anyone know - are all the routes already bookable operated by aircraft based abroad?.
I can confirm that's a NO White Heather, as the following rotations are all operated on Leeds based aircraft by looks of things.

Gdansk = Wed & Thu
Krakow = Thu & Sat
Wroclaw = Sun
Alicante = Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun
Malaga = Tue (x2), Wed, Thu, Fri& Sat

The are plenty of other routes (Gerona-Barcelona, Pisa-Florence, Faro, Arrecife & Las Palmas) that see some if not all rotations operated by non Leeds based aircraft.

I've noticed that Ryanair have today released for sale there full London summer 2019 scheduled which includes flights from Stansted, Luton, Gatwick and Southend.

So I guess it's a wait and see situation regards Leeds/Bradford!
 
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Whatever happens, it's doesn't smack of Ryanair stopping expansion in the UK due to Brexit does it??
I have received my statutory notification from Ryanair that as a u.k. shareholder, my shares will be bought back on the 29th March, a spanish friend of mine has received identical communication, but as a european shareholder.
Whilst I can understand MOL resentment of brexit, whatever deal we do or not do, will in the end force MOL to come of the fence and decide, where he wants to make his bed.
Easyjet have gone for seperate european and u.k. companies, I assume Jet2 will withdraw spanish based aircraft and maintain a u.k. company, what will ryanair do?
Little sign of goodwill between the two parties today, with Juncker making it clear e.u. membership means in the future, the euro being your currancy (next treaty change) and our prime minister in the house of commons making it clear, not a single penny to europe after the 29th of March without a trade deal (house of lords legal advise).
Maybe a coincidence they both threw a fire cracker in to the fire today, not sure helpful.
 

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As far as I understand, if the is a No deal/ hard Brexit Jet2 would not have to withdraw its UK based registered aircraft from its Spanish bases at ALC & PMI because they only operate routes into the UK.
The only way Jet2 would have to withdraw UK registered aircraft from the 2 Spanish bases is if they decided to open up routes within Europe. eg ALC to AMS or PMI to DUS. The easiest way around that would be for Jet2 to apply for AOC from one of the 26+ remaining member countries like Spain.

As you say Easyjet have already sorted out an Austrian AOC to get around them problems, Whilst I'm sure Ryanair have applied to the UK's CAA for a AOC..
 
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As far as I understand, if the is a No deal/ hard Brexit Jet2 would not have to withdraw its UK based registered aircraft from its Spanish bases at ALC & PMI because they only operate routes into the UK.
The only way Jet2 would have to withdraw UK registered aircraft from the 2 Spanish bases is if they decided to open up routes within Europe. eg ALC to AMS or PMI to DUS. The easiest way around that would be for Jet2 to apply for AOC from one of the 26+ remaining member countries like Spain.

As you say Easyjet have already sorted out an Austrian AOC to get around them problems, Whilst I'm sure Ryanair have applied to the UK's CAA for a AOC..
I am not sure I can agree with your assessment, certainly MOL in his press conference yesterday, especially detailing the situation with flying and his u.k. shareholders, seemed to be more in my court.
Whilst holding an AOC is one thing, your shareholding legislation is another.
MOL answer yesterday was to advise all u.k. shareholders we could still hold share after 29th March, but with no voting power, up there with many other MOL wide eyed ideas.
With regard to Jet2 the Easyjet route is not possible as Easyjet is 50% european owned, unlike Ryanair and Jet2, this is the big issue. Ryanair really has to decide is it u.k. or european owned, it cant have non voting shares as the way round (my view), Jet2 (Dart Group) to my understanding has a huge u.k. ownership base and has no chance of doing a Easyjet which has just got its share register over the 50% european limit.
If Jet2 holidays intends to fly to America their is no way they can apply for a european AOC, this is MOL dilemma, stay european and give up flying u.k. to the states.
 

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Interesting as I am attending next weeks Ryanair AGM just had a circular this morning that all media is banned and restriction will be placed on shareholders.
It could be very lively as seems city institutions are not to support the companys plans on dealing with u.k. shareholders, no surprise there.
Its obvious that MOL intends for the company to remain european and therefore give up any ambitions to ever fly to the states from u.k. airports, it will though hold both european and u.k. AOC, but for american authorities will be have majority european stakeholders. allowing flights from southern ireland or mainland europe direct to the states.
This will be the position if the currant regulations the u.k. have with europe and america stay in place.
The main issue for Ryanair and Jet2 post brexit will not be its existing European network, but any future american network.
 

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Ryanair seem to be uploading more flights for summer 2019, So far the showing 85+ Weekly rotations. The is 1 spare slot where another rotation could be added to the Leeds based aircraft on a Saturday morning.
Bad News
2x weekly Venice Treviso seems to have been dropped whilst the Pisa-Florence route reduces from 3x to 2x weekly.
Good News
Palma-Majorca increases from 5x weekly 1x daily and the Faro route also increases from 5x weekly to 6x weekly

Monday
BASED AC1
FR1584 = LBA 06:25 – FUE 10:45 / FR1585 = FUE 11:20 – LBA 15:30
FR5041 = LBA 16:55 – BTS 20:20 / FR5042 = BTS 20:45 – LBA 22:10
BASED AC2
FR0153 = LBA 06:35 – DUB 07:35 / FR0152 = DUB 08:00 – LBA 09:05
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR2322 = LBA 16:20 – MJV 20:20 / FR2323 = MJV 20:45 – LBA 22:40
BASED AC3
FR2492 = LBA 06:25 – TFS 11:00 / FR2493 = TFS 11:35 – LBA 16:10
FR9079 = LBA 17:10 – ALC 21:00 / FR9078 = ALC 21:35 – LBA 23:30
NON BASED
FR5044 = VNO 07:10 – LBA 07:55 / FR5043 = LBA 08:20 – VNO 13:05
FR2449 = MLA 06:45 – LBA 09:20 / FR2448 = LBA 09:45 – MLA 14:20
FR2504 = FAO 08:05 – LBA 11:00 / FR2503 = LBA 11:25 – FAO 14:25
FR2502 = PSA 09:35 – LBA 11:05 / FR2501 = LBA 11:30 – PSA 15:00
FR2324 = GRO 13:55 – LBA 15:15 / FR2325 = LBA 15:40 – GRO 19:00
FR0156 = DUB 16:05 - LBA 17:10 / FR0157 = LBA 17:35 – DUB 18:35
FR2447 = AGP 16:40 – LBA 18:40 / FR2446 = LBA 19:05 – AGP 23:00

Tuesday
BASED AC1
FR0153 = LBA 06:30 – DUB 07:30 / FR0152 = DUB 07:55 – LBA 09:00
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR2446 = LBA 16:55 – AGP 20:50 / FR2447 = AGP 21:25 – LBA 23:25
BASED AC2
FR2781 = LBA 06:45 – AGP 10:40 / FR2480 = AGP 11:15 – LBA 13:15
FR2332 = LBA 15:00 – KRK 18:30 / FR2333 = KRK 18:55 – LBA 20:30
BASED AC3
FR2476 = LBA 07:00 – CHQ 13:00 / FR2477 = CHQ 13:25 – LBA 15:40
FR9079 = LBA 17:10 – ALC 21:00 / FR9078 = ALC 21:35 – LBA 23:30
NON BASED
FR2047 = ACE 07:05 – LBA 11:25 / FR2048 = LBA 11:50 – ACE 16:10
FR1504 = GDN 12:00 – LBA 13:20 / FR1503 = LBA 13:45 – GDN 17:05
FR0156 = DUB 16:05 - LBA 17:10 / FR0157 = LBA 17:35 – DUB 18:35

Wednesday
BASED AC1
FR2492 = LBA 06:25 – TFS 11:00 / FR2493 = TFS 11:35 – LBA 16:10
FR2446 = LBA 16:55 – AGP 20:50 / FR2447 = AGP 21:25 – LBA 23:25
BASED AC2
FR0153 = LBA 06:35 – DUB 07:35 / FR0152 = DUB 08:00 – LBA 09:05
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR1503 = LBA 17:25 – GDN 20:45 / FR1504 = GDN 21:10 – LBA 22:30
BASED AC3
FR2496 = LBA 07:45 – CFU 13:05 / FR2497 = CFU 13:30 – LBA 15:05
FR2482 = LBA 16:10 – RIX 20:50 / FR2483 – RIX 21:15 = LBA 22:15
NON BASED
FR9078 = ALC 06:55 – LBA 08:50 / FR9079 = LBA 09:15 – ALC 13:05
FR0156 = DUB 16:05 - LBA 17:10 / FR0157 = LBA 17:35 – DUB 18:35
FR2504 = FAO 16:15 – LBA 19:10 / FR2503 = LBA 19:50 – FAO 22:50

Thursday

BASED AC1
FR2328 = LBA 06:20 – LIG 09:15 / FR2329 = LIG 09:40 - LBA 10:30
FR1503 = LBA 11:05 – GDN 14:25 / FR1504 = GDN 14:50 – LBA 16:10
FR9079 = LBA 17:10 – ALC 21:00 / FR9078 = ALC 21:35 – LBA 23:30
BASED AC2
FR0153 = LBA 06:30 – DUB 07:30 / FR0152 = DUB 07:55 – LBA 09:00
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR2446 = LBA 16:25 – AGP 20:10 / FR2447 = AGP 20:45 – LBA 22:45
BASED AC3
FR2332 = LBA 06:50 – KRK 10:20 / FR2333 = KRK 10:45 – LBA 12:20
FR2486 = LBA 13:35 – IBZ 17:25 / FR2487 = IBZ 21:55 – LBA 23:40 (W-legs to MPL)
NON BASED
FR2204 = WMI 06:45 – LBA 12:10 / FR2203 = LBA 08:45 – WMI 12:10
FR2535 = LPA 06:45 – LBA 11:05 / FR2536 = LBA 11:30 – LPA 16:00
FR2047 = ACE 07:05 – LBA 11:25 / FR2048 = LBA 11:50 – ACE 16:10
FR4108 = WRO 12:30 – LBA 13:45 / FR4107 = LBA 14:10 – WRO 17:25
FR0156 = DUB 16:05 - LBA 17:10 / FR0157 = LBA 17:35 – DUB 18:35
FR2504 = FAO 16:15 – LBA 19:10 / FR2503 = LBA 19:50 – FAO 22:50

Friday
BASED AC1
FR9079 = LBA 06:45 – ALC 10:35 / FR9078 = ALC 11:10 – LBA 13:05
FR2446 = LBA 16:55 – AGP 20:50 / FR2447 = AGP 21:25 – LBA 23:25
BASED AC2
FR1584 = LBA 06:25 – FUE 10:45 / FR1585 = FUE 11:20 – LBA 15:30
FR5041 = LBA 16:30 – BTS 19:55 / FR5042 = BTS 20:20 – LBA 21:45
BASED AC3
FR0153 = LBA 06:30 – DUB 07:30 / FR0152 = DUB 07:55 – LBA 09:00
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR2322 = LBA 16:50 – MJV 20:50 / FR2323 = MJV 21:20 – LBA 23:15
NON BASED
FR5044 = VNO 07:10 – LBA 07:55 / FR5043 = LBA 08:20 – VNO 13:05
FR2324 = GRO 06:40 – LBA 08:00 / FR2325 = LBA 08:25 – GRO 11:45
FR2449 = MLA 06:45 – LBA 09:20 / FR2448 = LBA 09:45 – MLA 14:20
FR2502 = PSA 13:10 – LBA 14:40 / FR2501 = LBA 15:05 – PSA 18:35
FR0156 = DUB 16:05 - LBA 17:10 / FR0157 = LBA 17:35 – DUB 18:35
FR2504 = FAO 15:00 – LBA 17:55 / FR2503 = LBA 18:20 – FAO 21:20

Saturday
BASED AC1
FR0153 = LBA 06:30 – DUB 07:30 / FR0152 = DUB 07:55 – LBA 09:00
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR2332 = LBA 16:35 – KRK 20:05 / FR2333 = KRK 20:30 – LBA 22:05
BASED AC2
FR2476 = LBA 07:00 – CHQ 13:00 / FR2477 = CHQ 13:25 – LBA 15:40
FR2446 = LBA 16:55 – AGP 20:50 / FR2447 = AGP 21:25 – LBA 23:25
BASED AC3
FR2503 = LBA 06:15 – FAO 09:15 / FR2504 = FAO 09:40 – LBA 12:35
FR9079 = LBA 13:25 – ALC 17:15 / FR9078 = ALC 17:50 – LBA 19:40
FR0157 = LBA 20:05 – DUB 21:05 / FR0156 = DUB 21:30 – LBA 22:35
NON BASED
FR2047 = ACE 07:05 – LBA 11:25 / FR2048 = LBA 11:50 – ACE 16:10
FR1504 = GDN 17:00 – LBA 18:20 / FR1503 = LBA 18:45 – GDN 22:05
FR2493 = TFS 14:05 – LBA 18:40 / FR2492 = LBA 19:05 – TFS 23:40

Sunday
BASED AC1
FR0153 = LBA 06:35 – DUB 07:35 / FR0152 = DUB 08:00 – LBA 09:05
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR4107 = LBA 17:00 – WRO 20:15 / FR4108 = WRO 20:40 – LBA 21:55
BASED AC2
FR2482 = LBA 06:40 – RIX 11:20 / FR2483 – RIX 11:45 = LBA 12:45
FR2486 = LBA 14:05 – IBZ 17:55 / FR2487 = IBZ 22:20 – LBA 00:05 (W-legs to MPL)
BASED AC3
FR9079 = LBA 07:35 – ALC 11:25 / FR9078 = ALC 12:05 – LBA 14:00
FR2328 = LBA 14:55 – LIG 17:50 / FR2329 = LIG 18:15 - LBA 19:05
FR0157 = LBA 19:30 – DUB 20:30 / FR0156 = DUB 20:55 – LBA 22:00
NON BASED
FR2204 = WMI 06:45 – LBA 12:10 / FR2203 = LBA 08:45 – WMI 12:10
FR2535 = LPA 06:45 – LBA 11:05 / FR2536 = LBA 11:30 – LPA 16:00
FR2447 = AGP 16:50 – LBA 18:50 / FR2446 = LBA 19:15 – AGP 23:00
FR2504 = FAO 16:15 – LBA 19:10 / FR2503 = LBA 19:50 – FAO 22:50
FR2333 = KRK 18:25 – LBA 20:00 / FR2332 = LBA 20:25 – KRK 23:55
 
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Sat here in Portugal with a flight home to LBA on Friday night but just realised its the 28th and the day of the Ryanair strikes.....not had any emails or texts from them telling me its one of the cancelled flights so sat here with fingers crossed.......unless anybody else can tell me any different. Daily Telegraph said affected people should have been notified this morning.
 

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Came home last night from FARO on FR2504.....airborne 5mins late with a perfectly smooth flight and clear skys most of the way...glided in to LBA and straight through passport control...all the desks were open and we were the only flight there BUT 25 min wait for hold luggage which isn't very good but we were parked on a remote stand 21A so maybe that took 5 mins longer as it is probably the furthest stand away. Overall experience on flight 9/10...airport 8/10. Faro airport 4/10.
 

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The Friday gap on one of the Leeds based aircraft has now been filled in for summer 2019. Yeap I bet you can guess it? Its by adding an extra weekly Majorca rotation. So Ryanair will operate Leeds-Palma route once daily up from 5x weekly thispast summer.

FR0153 = LBA 06:30 – DUB 07:30 / FR0152 = DUB 07:55 – LBA 09:00
FR2326 = LBA 09:30 – PMI 13:10 / FR2327 = PMI 13:45 – LBA 15:35
FR2322 = LBA 16:50 – MJV 20:50 / FR2323 = MJV 21:20 – LBA 23:15

Still the is nothing showing to fill in the Saturday morning gap as yet. I will update once I've worked that out whats happening.
 
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Came home last night from FARO on FR2504.....airborne 5mins late with a perfectly smooth flight and clear skys most of the way...glided in to LBA and straight through passport control...all the desks were open and we were the only flight there BUT 25 min wait for hold luggage which isn't very good but we were parked on a remote stand 21A so maybe that took 5 mins longer as it is probably the furthest stand away. Overall experience on flight 9/10...airport 8/10. Faro airport 4/10.
25 minutes for offloading luggage from a 738 is about right tbh.
 

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25 minutes for offloading luggage from a 738 is about right tbh.
Just frustrating when you clear passport control straight away then have to sit in the dungeon for nearly half an hour....I had meet a greet so if I would have had just hand luggage I would have been back home in Ilkley just as the bags started to come out.
 

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