I know that Ryanair told the parliamentary enquiry into APD devolution that they would be able to operate more routes at CWL if APD was not the obstacle they say it currently is, but they seem to manage all right at somewhere like Bournemouth.Sadly the last Ryanair departure from Cardiff Airport to Tenerife is tomorrow. Tenerife was the first route they operated when they returned in 2014. Now they operate Barcelona, Faro, Malaga and Malta with Malta from tomorrow being their only year round route.
I can only think that with Bournemouth the catchment area being quite rich keeps them there.Considering BOH's FR network, the CWL FR situation seems odd and difficult to fathom.
Was that flight only though? I hear a lot of criticism of TUI flight prices but that isn't the market that they are going for. They want people to buy packages and cruises not just flights. In a way that is why Ryanair at Cardiff is so good especially if it was a base as they provide for a different market and almost complement TUI and attract people like you to fly from the airport.I think someone at Tui is having a laugh ! Come on Cardiff , you need to bring a competitive airline in a bit quick in my view, or things are going to start looking a tad grim.
The price is designed to get you to look at the package instead. Jet2 do the same.but I still think the Tui price is over the top !
Then why operate at CWL or EXT at all? Personally I don't buy the whole basing at Cardiff will hurt themselves at Bristol argument as TUI seem quite happy basing at both and have expanded at both in the last few years. I think and I guess I am biased, that a base at both would complement their operation at Bristol and allow them to challenge Easyjet in the area more.Don't forget FR base 4 aircraft at BRS. They both do routes and don't hurt each other.I hope im wrong,but I don't see FR base aircraft at CWL or Exeter as it would hurt their base at BRS,and cant see FR going up against it self.
it may potentially do so, depending what happens after the transition period. Ryanair have to include all scenerios in their planning.Could this rule out any hope of a Ryanair base in the future?