- Mar 23, 2011
Fantastic news for LPL, well done to all involved ;-)
Yes, also hearing that EZY will be the ones taking up residence (in whatever capacity) at SOU once the runway is completeNo no I didn't take it as an aim at me. It was my opinion as to why LPL was a shock. But like you say they must have the finger of the pulse in terms of what's coming up. I suspect a couple other airlines may go under this next year like flyr.
As for easyJet in LPL. They offer something Jet2 done - the connection to Belfast & Isle of Man flights are
just as busy as for example London - Dubai/New York. If easyJet pulled Liverpool would be lucky to have those flights replaced. Jet2 wouldn't and I don't think Ryanair would have the same pull as easyJet on Belfast and Isle of Man flights.
Runway isn't the best. However I'm reading easyJet will be the ones to move first on this to protect and fight off Jet2. Jet2 would probably rather have London Gatwick providing they can get their dual operations up and running. Mind you they are fighting the green cult. And they are just narrow minded bigots.
When I say overspill what I mean is I'll set the example. 2 extra aircraft. They can only base 1 in Manchester but want to add to other routes (Palma etc). They also want to add another destination or two and also increase frequencies to other more niche routes. Do they give it to Alicante/ Palma/ Dalaman/Canaries/? Or add frequencies nicher routes and new routes whilst sending the Alicante/Palma etc stuff over to Liverpool?
Bear in mind - Manchester to Palma is like 30 times weekly. Manchester Tenerife 15 weekly.
I think that’s quite unfair.
A lot of the people championing LPL on there (and elsewhere) also believe that LPL should have a load of long-haul destinations on its departure boards. Airline economics indeed.
Whenever there is a rumour of a jet2 base, literally every airport is sold as a possible on there. In many cases those people got lucky with their guess quite frankly, obviously the source on here was correct but that is not the point here as most of the other posts were guesses based on simply the fact that the airport wasn’t served by Jet2 (which is correct) and that the market is large (also correct), but there are other large markets that Jet2 are going to try to get into in the next couple of years.
I’ll say it again, there are a lot of people on the coal face that were caught by complete surprise by this news. STN, BHX and BRS were not a surprise, nor was GLA when it was announced. It is great news, and Jet2 Liverpool has always had a ring to it but they have remained away from LPL for many years now for reasons that I and others have outlined so it is not in anyway based on misinformed opinion or lack of understanding of ‘airline economics’.
Truth is LPL is and always will be overshadowed by MAN due very much to the fact that it is a major airport, granted it is in the largest aviation market in the U.K. outside of London, but still the actual catchment area for MAN is the entire M62 corridor and that provides the critical mass required to sustain a wide range of global destinations.
What is clear now for Jet2 is that they are preparing to solidify their position as the leading U.K. tour operator, it is excellent news for Liverpool and excellent news for Jet2. It may, however come at a cost of other services from LPL.
I think you have a rather undue bee in your bonnet regarding MAN and ‘MAN fanboys’ as you put it.Its not unfair, you can read the bullying posts from the MAN fan boys on P, it's quite unpleasant at times. I am not referring to Jet2 posts particularly.
I imagine the planning for an airline service launch is done over many weeks.
They will all do exceptionally well. Believe management are being inundated with base transfer requests, there’s a lot to be said for car parking being a few hundred metres walk from the crew room as opposed to (in some cases) a bus ride or much longer walk away.
Jet2 already have an advertisment in passport control i noticed this evening.
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