Ryanair hits the Costa Blanca tourism and property

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    • #54434
      Anonymous
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      Ryanair does not fly anymore to Valencia.

      I guess this is among the last nails in the coffin of the Costa Blanca property.

      750K tourists per year will suffer and might find other cheaper to fly destinations.

      I am sure Alicante flights will get much more expensive in the next months.

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7688509.stm

    • #87240
      Anonymous
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      The Communidad of Valencia ( Remember this is the communidad that invented land grab) probably or promised to give all the incentives & expecting that once the Ryanair base is settled, they will start calling the shots.

      Michael O’leary, is not a person you can economically black mail. I am pleased for him to not to give up his corporate investment structure.

    • #87241
      Anonymous
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      @shakeel wrote:

      The Communidad of Valencia ( Remember this is the communidad that invented land grab) probably or promised to give all the incentives & expecting that once the Ryanair base is settled, they will start calling the shots.

      Michael O’leary, is not a person you can economically black mail. I am pleased for him to not to give up his corporate investment structure.

      I perfectly agree.

      I guess Spanish authorities will learn some valuable lessons in the next years. Too bad the Spanish economy will be thrashed at the same time…

    • #87242
      Anonymous
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      Michael O’ Leary, is no saint either. Sadly the Spanish Central, Regional Government, Business Community has built such a bad reputation that they will never get the benefit of the doubt for generations to come.

      In, most countries the impartial people will give the benefit of the doubt to the central/regional Government and not to a profit making organisation. However in this instance Michael will have the benefit despite of Ryanair old antics of charging for wheel chairs etc.

      This, shows how low Spain has scooped in the eyes of the people who have dealt with Spain.

    • #87243
      Anonymous
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      @shakeel wrote:

      Michael O’ Leary, is no saint either. Sadly the Spanish Central, Regional Government, Business Community has built such a bad reputation that they will never get the benefit of the doubt for generations to come.

      I would not be surprised if Ryanair/Easyjet soon stop flying to Murcia, Granada or
      Almeria. These are all touristic routes which, in the absence of tourists (which stay home
      due to lack of money), do not bring profits.

      Malaga, Reus and Girona should be OK.

    • #87245
      katy
      Blocked

      Spain is already blaming the crunch for the drop in tourism this year. I doubt this is so, too early given that people travelling for 2 weeks holiday in August tend to book months before. Next year will be a lot less tourists/sales/rentals

    • #87246
      Fuengi (Andrew)
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      [/quote]
      I would not be surprised if Ryanair/Easyjet soon stop flying to Murcia, Granada or
      Almeria. These are all touristic routes which, in the absence of tourists (which stay home
      due to lack of money), do not bring profits.

      Malaga, Reus and Girona should be OK.[/quote]

      makes sense
      airport of murcia 1.6 million passengers (2006 stats)
      malaga aiport 13.5 million passenger (2007 stats)

    • #87249
      Anonymous
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      agree katy, my business relies to a great extent on tourists and residents coming back and forth and without exception they all booked flights months and months ago – many 2nd homeowners come out 10 times a year and book up cheap flights months in advance picking up bargain prices – next year – less tourists and the homeowners will cut their visits in half – frightening outlook which will affect everyone !!

    • #87257
      Anonymous
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      Seems that they are still flying the route Stansted – Valencia
      I have flights booked for 5th November & December and these havent been cancelled and they are still taking bookings for this route

    • #87260
      Anonymous
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      My understanding is that the withdrawal is for their hub & not the flights emanating from outside Valencia. However when this situation gets dirty the flights may well be cancelled. The Valencian community will out of respite withdraw landing rights.

    • #87379
      Fuengi (Andrew)
      Participant

      it looks like ryanair has set up 4 new routes from Malaga airport to glasgow, london, stansted and birmingham and will soon be adding edinburgh.

    • #87477
      Anonymous
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      When Malaga Airport reconstruction is finished it will be the third biggest in Spain and will be able to take the big international aircraft and have direct lfights to the Americas

      Malaga will always have lots of trafic and Easy Jet not only fly to england from Malaga but to Berlin, Geneva and Milan

    • #87502
      Fuengi (Andrew)
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      i beleive it already does direct flights to new york

    • #87504
      katy
      Blocked

      Yes, with Delta. Bit expensive the last time I looked. Convenient though 🙂 We did Geneva with Easyjet was only around 90 euros return. Málaga is tutning into a real hub.

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