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Atlantis
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SkyEurope from Vienna to Brussels?

Post by Atlantis »

This is not official yet, but SkyEurope has filed its requests for slots at Vienna airport. If they get green light they will station some aircrafts on it.
According to SkyEurope there are at this moment no destinations known but according to Austrian media; top destinations like London, Amsterdam and Brussels are on top even as holiday destinations in Croatia.

SkyEurope is at this moment in talk with Vienna airport and they forseen this new flights in 2007.

source: www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl

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Post by summersso »

I find it hard to believe they'd fly from Vienna considering their largest and main base is in Bratislava, just 50km away (an hours drive).

I've heard that they're more than happy with their Brussels to Krakow route (good load factors and profitable) and are looking to expand their routes from Brussels. Makes sense as there's only a couple of other low-cost connections from Belgium to Central Europe.

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Post by Charlie Roy »

Yes it seems a bit strange alright that SkyEurope are considering operations from Vienna, but then stranger things have happened.

Meanwhile, Wizzair plan to launch a base of operations in Bratislava in 2007, and they will offer Bratislava - Charleroi.

This will not doubt mark an intensification in the war between Sky Europe and Wizz.

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Post by TBSC »

Charlie Roy wrote: Meanwhile, Wizzair plan to launch a base of operations in Bratislava in 2007, and they will offer Bratislava - Charleroi.
:shakehead:
It won't happen...

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Post by summersso »

Sorry for doubting you Atlantis!! :? New daily flight from Brussels to Vienna from March :) Great news!

SkyEurope Airlines, Central Europe’s leading low-cost low-fare airline, announced today the opening of a new base at Vienna Schwechat International airport. With begin of the summer season on 25 March 2007 the company will place two brand new Boeing 737-700 Next Generation aircraft at Vienna International airport and will operate a network of 16 European routes in direct from Vienna, among them top destinations such as Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris.

The opening of a base in Vienna reflects the success of the airline on the Austrian market and underlines the important role of Bratislava, as the Company’s headquarter and home base. Today already 20% of passengers departing and arriving from Bratislava are Austrians. Certain routes account for over 50% Austrian share.

By opening the new Vienna base in addition to Bratislava as main hub in the region, SkyEurope strengthens its position as the leading low cost carrier serving now the two main airports in the catchments’ area of 6 million inhabitants.

“The expansion into Vienna is a prime example of a successful business expanding into Western Europe” said Christian Mandl, CEO of SkyEurope Airlines. The combination of Bratislava and Vienna means a further efficiency improvement on our quest for profitability. SkyEurope offers now the best destination choice for our passengers in Vienna and Bratislava respectively hence providing an excellent global product.”

Holidays in Croatia, City Breaks in Amsterdam, Barcelona or Paris or on business to Sofia or Bucharest

SkyEurope’s route network from Vienna offers 16 European hot spot destinations.

For city breakers and business travellers SkyEurope will operate Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris that will be served on daily basis. To Eastern Europe flights to Bucharest and Sofia will be operated six respectively seven times a week.

Other leisure city hot spots, that will be introduced with the summer timetable are Florence and Venice with three weekly flights. As typical summer destinations SkyEurope will reintroduce Nice and open Athens, Thessaloniki, Larnaca as holiday destinations. The Company’s prime position on the Croatian market will be reinforced by scheduled flights to Dubrovnik, Split and Zadar along the Dalmatian coast.

In total the summer time table will offer 61 weekly flights departing from Vienna.

With the opening of the Vienna base, SkyEurope will foster its position as the leading low fare airline in the region and provide in total 27 destinations from Bratislava and Vienna respectively. The time table will allow passengers to reach many destinations from both airports, hence creating more choice and higher frequencies for the passengers. The SkyShuttle bus transfer service will allow as in the past a convenient way for a seamless connection between both airports and Vienna city center.

“The opening of the Vienna base reflects our strategy to focus on key markets with sustainable business potential”, said Karim Makhlouf CCO of SkyEurope. “We will aggressively enter Vienna with the lowest fares available and make flying affordable to everyone. SkyEurope stands for best in class fares, top quality, punctuality and attractiveness”, Makhlouf added.

Fares start at 19 € all inclusive

All SkyEurope flights for the summer season to and from Vienna are on sale as of today and can be booked on-line at skyeurope.com or via the central reservation center by calling +421 2 4850 4850.

Fares for all flights start at 19 €, including airport taxes and charges.

Destination overview from/to Vienna:

Destination APT Flight days Frequency
Amsterdam AMS 1234567 7x per week
Barcelona BCN -2---67 3x per week
Brussels BRU 1234567 7x prWoche
Paris / Orly ORY 1234567 7x per week
Nice NCE 1-3-5-- 3x per week
Venice/Treviso TSF 1-3-5-- 3x per week
Florence FLR -2-4-6- 3x per week
Rimini RMI ---4—7 2x per week
Bukarest Baneasa BBU 1234567 7x per week
Sofia SOF 123456- 6x per week
Athen ATH -2-4--7 / 1-3-5-- 3x per week
Thessaloniki SKG --3--6- / ---4--7 2x per week
Larnaca LCA 1---5-- / -2---6- 2x per week
Zadar ZAD -2---6- 2x per week
Dubrovnik DBV --3--6- 2x per week
Split SPU -2---6- 2x per week

Robin_Bamps

Post by Robin_Bamps »

Very nice news once again ! This means we'll have 4 (!) SkyEurope-destinations from Brussels in summer 2007 (Krakow, Prague, Budapest and Vienna) and on some days of the week 4 NE-flights at the same day !

The schedule for VIE-BRU-VIE as of 25/03/07:

STA 08:40 NE 3672 daily (1234567) from VIE

STD 09:10 NE 3673 daily (1234567) to VIE

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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