New Ryanair routes to Britain...

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RYANAIR LAUNCHES 8 NEW ROUTES TO BRITAIN 4 TO LIVERPOOL, 2 TO LONDON, 1 TO NEWCASTLE & GLASGOW LAUNCHES EUROPE WIDE SEAT SALE - 3M REASONS TO VISIT LONDON In London today Ryanair, the largest passenger airline in the UK-European market and the number one carrier of overseas visitors into London unveiled 8 new routes for this Winter’s schedule including two new destinations with daily flights from London Stansted to Toulon in the South of France and Krakow in Poland. Ryanair also unveiled four new routes from its Liverpool base to Oslo, Riga, Carcassonne and Bergerac, as well as a new route from Newcastle to Oslo and from Glasgow Prestwick to Krakow. As part of this expansion a fifth aircraft will now be based in Liverpool from 27th September next. Ryanair also announced this morning that it would launch a major tourism drive to encourage visitors to come to London by releasing 3 million seats at a price of just £1 or €1 plus taxes which have gone on sale on Ryanair’s website at www. ryanair.com for travel during August, September and October. This seat sale will be backed up with a Pan European £5 million advertising campaign over the next 3 months featuring London and a range of other great British cities. Speaking this morning in London, Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary said: “Ryanair decided to bring forward these route launches and this seat sale from September to the middle of July because we believe the best response to last week’s terrorist attacks is for ordinary people to continue to live their lives as normal, and to continue to travel as before. It is more important than ever that the leading players in London and British tourism such as Ryanair make it even more attractive for visitors to come to London this Autumn and show the terrorists that we will not be put off by their atrocities.” “We are delighted with our two new routes to London from Krakow in Poland and Toulon in the South of France and we are particularly pleased with the continued expansion of our successful Liverpool base which is growing rapidly. We expect that traffic at Liverpool will continue to grow, particularly as the city becomes Europe’s capital of culture in 2008.” “These 3 million seats went on sale on our website at Ryanair.com this week and will remain available for booking until midnight on Monday next for travel during the months of August, September and October. However since seats at these low prices during the peak Summer period are a rarity, we would encourage all visitors to London to snap them up quickly as there will be huge demand for them.”
Superb news for all airports, I really cant see why Ryanair dont expand at LBA....
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Hopefully it was a decision by Ryanair to give NCL a new route to keep them sweet and send the North East base here to DurhamTeesValley :) Scott
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Yey! more routes for us @ LPL!! Might pop to riga now then! I'm sure Air Baltic will be hit from MAN tho

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Superb news for all airports, I really cant see why Ryanair dont expand at LBA....
B738s and LBA don't go well together. ;) Flex 35
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Also now reading, regarding low cost routes, that Wizz Air are to start Kaunas in Lithuania from Liverpool and Luton via Warsaw.
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B738s and LBA don't go well together. ;) Flex 35
Oh come on mate, a 738 with a max of 2 hours worth of fuel would have no bother from LBA, we have sorted all the 738 problems anyway, we have AEA to TFS and PGT and SXS to Dalaman every week, both four hour plus flights every week. :D.

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Oh come on mate, a 738 with a max of 2 hours worth of fuel would have no bother from LBA, we have sorted all the 738 problems anyway.
Britannia had a problem with there B738s a while back at LBA. And had to withdraw them from service @ the airport, cause they had trouble getting of the runway. :p Didn't realise that LBA has so many 738 flights nowadays. Flex 35
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It wasnt getting off the runway that was the main problelm (Although that was one of them ;)), it was the hot brakes on landing on hot days, they overheated, and the a/c would have to have about a 2-3 hours turn around, the based AIH A321 at the time also had the same problem. I actually flew on a Britannia 738 two years in a row from LBA to CFU both times (All four times G-BYNB). If you look, the 738 was also withdrawn from Glasgow (I think,), and BYNB and BYNC were swapped for CDUO and CDUP (Which is now back with the Scandinavian arm this summer as SE-DUP). As I have said just then, 738s now have absolutely no trouble neither do A321s. I also think Futura may operate 738s on the Palma flight ;).

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LBARULES, Ryanair (as far as I'm aware) operate with 24K rated engines on the 800 instead of the standard 26K rated engines, this could pose potential problems at LBA in hot conditions. All of those operators you have listed have 26K rated engines so obviously they can handle LBA. Flex 35
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Also now reading, regarding low cost routes, that Wizz Air are to start Kaunas in Lithuania from Liverpool and Luton via Warsaw.
Fantastic day for LPL then!

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Yeah but who wants to go to Lithuania? Its probably one of the most depressing places in Europe! ;) Flex 35

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Sorry I'll take that back! :D Kaunas looks very nice, just had a look @ Google Images. http://sophia.smith.edu/~ekaralyt/project2/images/photos/kaunas_super.jpg Flex 35
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Haha!
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LBARULES, Ryanair (as far as I'm aware) operate with 24K rated engines on the 800 instead of the standard 26K rated engines, this could pose potential problems at LBA in hot conditions. All of those operators you have listed have 26K rated engines so obviously they can handle LBA. Flex 35
Flex, I still can see absolutely no problems, when you think about the routes that might be served from LBA (DUB already served, maybe the likes of SNN and CIA and places like that), I can see absolutely no problem honestly, they have started Bristol - Nantes and BRS' runway is just as short. They are not exactly going to be laden down with fuel.

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Yes, but Bristol is a long way south of LBA, therefore there it is much nearer to its destination and less fuel is required. A 738 at 24K is less powerful, therefore needs more runway space. A Ryanair 738 would struggle to get to southern Europe from LBA.

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Scott Maybe this TRP route is the beginning of further route expansion from NCL for FR! There are also rumours that a service to NYO (Stockholm) will be launched soon by FR. Besides, if they started flying from MME they'd have to call in Newcastle South anyway and NCL will be Edinburgh South!

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Yes, but Bristol is a long way south of LBA, therefore there it is much nearer to its destination and less fuel is required. A 738 at 24K is less powerful, therefore needs more runway space. A Ryanair 738 would struggle to get to southern Europe from LBA.
Thank you Alex! :) Flex 35
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Yes, but Bristol is a long way south of LBA, therefore there it is much nearer to its destination and less fuel is required. A 738 at 24K is less powerful, therefore needs more runway space. A Ryanair 738 would struggle to get to southern Europe from LBA.
Im sorry, thats absolute rubbish, if a Jet2 733 with de rated engines can get to southern europe, then a Ryanair 738 would have no problems extra size and weight or no extra size and weight. Anyone here got the numbers? thanks :)

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Im sorry, thats absolute rubbish, if a Jet2 733 with de rated engines can get to southern europe, then a Ryanair 738 would have no problems extra size and weight or no extra size and weight.
Jet2 have CFM56-3B2 engines fitted on there B737-300s, they produce 22,000 of static thrust each. The minimum you can have on the 300 is CFM56-3B1s which produce 20,000 static thrust each. Flex 35
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Well I read a while ago that the AEU 733 based at LBA, has more powerful engines enabling it to do the weekly Larnaca,Tenerife and Las Palmas flights, and of course, Jet2 arent utitlising the 733s on the TFS route, read that another low cost carriers 733s struggled on this route (Think it was Baby at EMA.) All im saying is that I am 99.9% sure, a Ryanair 738 would have absolutely no trouble doing a Spain or Italy run from LBA. Anyway this has gone well off topic, and I know you dont like that Flex ;).

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Well I read a while ago that the AEU 733 based at LBA, has more powerful engines enabling it to do the weekly Larnaca,Tenerife and Las Palmas flights.
That aircraft has the exact same engines as Jet2's have (CFM56-3B2s). Flex 35