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    #539748

    icenspice
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    Rumour has it……

    http://www.wort.lu/en/business/talks-reportedly-ongoing-ryanair-in-luxembourg-566ae26c0da165c55dc4f67a

    Personally, I am all for it. This is a small city of 100,000 in which a whopping two thirds of the population is a foreign resident. Not to mention traffic from neighbouring towns such as Metz, Arlon and Trier.

    #539749

    AMcWhirter
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    In fact it was reported in the French media on December 10.

    As you were saying. icenspice, the key will be attracting passengers from nearby towns and cities in French and Germany.

    http://loractu.fr/thionville/11826-ryanair-pourrait-bientot-proposer-des-vols-depuis-luxembourg.html

    What is also interesting is that Ryanair is understood to have secured 15 slots at Paris CDG. It means that the carrier is gradually realising its ambition to serve many of Europe’s hubs.

    #539750

    icenspice
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    Thanks for your update yesterday AMcWhirter.

    If true, it would be a huge blow to Hahn…….

    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/will-ryanair-soon-be-serving-luxembourg

    #539751

    FDOS_UK
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    It’s interesting, CDG.

    Two full service terminals (although easyJet fly into one of them) and one dedicated loco shed.

    A bit like DXB T1, T3 and the warehouse known as T2.

    Edited: The Lux location will also provide access to the Lorraine region, e.g. Metz is less than an hour drive away..

    #539752

    AMcWhirter
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    LUX’s convient location for areas of nearby countries must be appealing to budget airlines who need volume to sustain their flights.

    Indeed LUX became famous as a low-cost US gateway many years before Laker Skytrain started life at LGW.

    There was an Icelandic airline named Loftleidir who in the ’60s and ’70s operated to the US East Coast from LUX using four-engined turbo-props which stopped in Iceland en route.

    In those days of costly and restrictive IATA fares the Loftleidir flights appealed to budget conscious travellers both from Luxembourg and countries nearby.

    #539753

    FDOS_UK
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    Alex, did you know that Loftleidir is now Icelandair? In a strange way, they have a similar place in the market, lower cost (but decent) travel TATL if you don’t mind stopping in Iceland.

    #539754

    AMcWhirter
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    Yes that’s what I was thinking …but wasn’t sure.

    Quite correct in that the Icelandic carriers have returned to the market today but in a much bigger way than in days gone by.

    #539755

    icenspice
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    Ha! That explains the two Icelandair teaspoons in the drawer. The better half is a total magpie, and it does my head in.

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    icenspice
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