new transatlantic flights from stansted

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just reading comments on airliners. net about eos and maxjet, nearly every message was bad about them saying they wont last, and stansted isnt the right place, why does every one have to nock someone new saying they wont last, but im sure they will, and stansted is a prime place for it, dont people relise that stansted is closer to the finachal district of london then heatrow and gatwick, and isnt it saying something that stansted is going to get the new runway and terminal, in the next 15 years to take the total capacity up to 80 million passengers a year, ok alot of the expansion will be of low cost airlines, but they i think are the airlines of today and the future, and i belieave the is a good market for long haul services from stansted, low cost or full service carriers, does any one on here agree with me,

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Well, chairmans of both will be rightly saying "This town ain't big enough for the both of us". I think one will survive and the other not, I suspect the survivor to be Eos. You never know though, they might take each other out.

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I agree with you WOZZA. My bet's on Eos to survive and Maxjet to go. As for Stansted as Transatlantic airport? I'm not sure at the moment. Perhaps give it a few years and then it may be a different story. I can' see the main US airlines flying to LGW, LHR and STN all at same time

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dont people relise that stansted is closer to the finachal district of london then heatrow and gatwick, and isnt it saying something that stansted is going to get the new runway and terminal, in the next 15 years to take the total capacity up to 80 million passengers a year, ok alot of the expansion will be of low cost airlines, but they i think are the airlines of today and the future,

It may well be near the financial district of London but LHR has multiple flights daily to the states- just think of BA's 5 747s + 2 777s to JFK alone which may be that little bit more attractive to the business passenger as it allows greater flexibility for them. As for the runway and terminal- someone's got to pay for it and the airlines at LHR + LGW will not as they will derive no benefit from it so it will have to fall upon the likes of Ryanair to stump up extra in airport charges as they are the ones that are causing an increase in flights and passengers....and we know what their philosophy is to airports who put them up is like!

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Eos is perfect for a business traveller living anywhere North-East of London, needing a first class seat to New York and not much else. Eos have got a top management team, with ex-BA etc, and so I think they will succeed quite well. Maxjet on the other hand, I'm not too sure. They should have stayed with their original plans, to operate low-cost flights.