The headline news apart from profits being down revolve around easyJet Holidays. They say they hope to launch the initiative before Christmas. Whether that will mean additional flights on some holiday routes remains to be seen.Any news about how easyJet will use its newly acquired slots. Cannot see any mention in today’s press releases. If my understanding was correct they were to give details today
They may use them to optimise their current slots. Use the best ones and just return the ones they don't want?If easyJet just sits on the former TCX slots it recently acquired at BRS it won't help the airport's quest to increase its overall passenger numbers. I believe that at airports like LHR slots have to be used or the holder faces having to give them up, hence slot-sitting routes are sometimes started pro tem. I don't know if the same applies at BRS.
BRS is movement-constrained between 2300 and 0700 where there is an annual limit of 10,500 movements but more particularly between 2330 and 0600 which is the period covered by the night noise quota limit and seasonal movements limits. For the rest of the 24-hour cycle the airport is not slot constrained or controlled and in fact it's only slot controlled in the night time period during summer.They may use them to optimise their current slots. Use the best ones and just return the ones they don't want?
That was certainly the impression. Perhaps they meant in a general way, ie to operate easyJet Holidays. Whether that means more holiday routes or increased frequency on existing ones, or a combination of the two, hasn't been spelt out.The press releases with the announcement of slot purchases stated that there would be more details as to how they would use those slots both at brs and at Gatwick.
BRS is only slot controlled (or slot coordinated which is the term used) between 2300 and 0700 in summer so those TCX flights that operated outside this period would not be subject to slot coordination and therefore there would be no slots for another airline to acquire. In fact, looking at the peaks and troughs of departures and arrivals through each 24-hour period outside the early morning, lunchtime, teatime and late evening/early hours of the morning peaks there appears to be masses of availability for movements which would not affect the night quota/night movements limits either.Did Easyjet buy all TC slots in BRS. If they did not buy all slots,then where have they gone to or is the airport hanging on to them till some thing else comes along that would need slots and make more money for the airport.
BRS is a Level 3 slot coordinated airport between 2300 and 0700 in summer. That period is subject to movement and noise quota limits and BRS is walking a tightrope at the moment trying to keep within the limits.I think the fact that they are stressing the Holidays, means that they are trying to get set up and prosperous before Jet2 arrive.(if they do)
Any news on how easyJet plan to use their recently acquired extra slots. Lot of talk on Spanish social media of extra services to the canaries and I think I’ve also seen that mentioned by easyJet.
That's what Jet2 have been doing since they started.EasyJet has relaunched its new holiday business, easyJet Holidays. Available from November 28, the service will be available both online and through easyJet’s app. The package holidays will include flights, hotels, transfers and 23kg of luggage per passenger.www.standard.co.uk
I will be very surprised if something is not announced in the next couple of weeks or so. Seems a bit daft to buy slots if you're not going to use them. I don't know how much BRS slots would have cost as they are only scarce in the 2300-0700 period in summer, or if easyJet would be expected to give them up if they don't use them.
The report in the local paper a week or so ago contained strong hints from easyJet that something was in the offing.
The linked report mentions easyJet's belief that more people want holidays outside the 'traditional' seven or 14-day periods. TUI said much the same thing with its announced summer 2020 programme from a number of airports where some sun routes have been given additional flights on other days of the week to provide a more flexible product for customers.
easyJet has had a facility for inclusive holidays in the past. About ten years ago my wife and I used them for a short break in Majorca. It might be that the arrangement then consisted of partnering hotels rather than running their own inhouse tour company. I can't remember at this distance.That's what Jet2 have been doing since they started.
I hope that easyJet doesn't shy away from some of the many non-holiday routes it operates.