Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ryanair starts strong to Montenegro

Big interest for Ryanair in Montenegro

Ryanair, which only last week announced the launch of its first route to Montenegro, is reported to be recording strong ticket sales. According to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, over the weekend only two seats were left for the inaugural Charleroi - Podgorica - Charleroi flight although tickets can still be booked on the airline’s website. The ministry indicates there has been a strong response from the public, with the service to Belgium allowing passengers to connect onto flights to Scandinavia and brining Montenegro closer to the administrative capital of the European Union. The no frills airline will launch two weekly flights to Podgirva from June 20 with further flight details available here.

Ryanair will operate flights to Montenegro until at least 2016 according to an agreement signed between the low cost airline and the government. Over the next three years the airline has offered to operate up to fourteen destinations from Tivat with Milan, Barcelona, London, Oslo and Stockholm selected by the government so far. According to the ministry, Ryanair has not received any subsidies or incentives and will be paying landing and handling fees in full.

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely, says, “Ryanair is delighted to launch its first flights to and from Montenegro at Podgorica, with one new route to and from Brussels Charleroi, commencing on June 20, as Ryanair expands its route network to 29 countries across Europe and North Africa. Montenegrin visitors and consumers can now beat the recession and travel on Ryanair’s ultra low fares with no fuel surcharge guaranteed and Ryanair’s new Podgorica route will deliver over 10.000 passengers per annum with further growth planned, including new routes to and from Tivat in summer 2014”.

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30 comments:

  1. You cannot connect as a transfer passenger on Ryanair, meaning you have to collect your luggages and go through all the procedurees again. Also if you miss your other flight due to your first one arriving late you have to pay for a new ticket!

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    1. Shows how much the ministry knows… But then again I highly doubt their claim that Ryanair has not been given any incentives whatsoever for these flights.

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    2. PAX TAX=0 EURO!

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    3. simply make two bookings and toy connect by yourself !!

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    4. ...then connect ...

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    5. one example (I did myself in January last year) : 2 bookings: 1 Germanwings CGN-ZAG and 1 Croatian Airlines ZAG-DBV (and the same on the way back : just be careful to have a stay in ZAG that is long enough to cover some delay in the first flight (because the second doesn't wait for you)

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  2. Adria' unofficial statistics for April 2013:

    8% less flights (1603)
    8% less hours (2370)
    1% more PAX (2% more in scheduled and 8% less in charter)
    10,5% more pax per flight (49,7) than last year (no LF data sorry)

    Note that less flights and hours is due to one aircraft less than last year + another CRJ2 is now grounded for last two weeks, could be the one that is reported to be sold.

    Flights to Paris are quite full for the first month of operation and I think this has helped to rise the PAX numbers as previous months they were declining.

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    1. It's easy to achieve this ...
      when Slovenia "nomenclatura" (and friends)passengers -not related to air business- can get free tickets or paying just 10-20 eu for roundtrip even no taxes. These are paid by taxpayers.
      Ah yes 2008-2010, 211 not now.
      FALSE.
      (Just hide the records)
      Adria corruption working in 2012 -2013 too!!!

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  3. OT:
    Sarajevo - Istanbul - Sarajevo route was the BUSIEST ROUTE IN FORMER JUGOSLAVIA with 28.560 passengers in April 2013 !!!

    B&H Airlines, Turkish Aurline and Pegasus expect 300.000-350.000 passengers in 2013, carried on more then 30 weekly flights from Sarajevo (4-6 daily daily flights with 1 ATR72 (B&H Airlines) and 3-5 daily flights with B 737-800 and (on demand) B 737-900 / A 321.

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    1. That is not even near to true. SJJ-IST has 31 flights out of which 7 are ATR72


      Busiest routes in former Yugoslavia are:

      1. BEG-TIV 73 flights per week (more than double than SJJ-IST) mostly with 733 and E195

      2. BEG-VIE 39 flights per week

      3. BEG-TGD 35 flights per week mostly with 733 and E195

      4. ZAG-DBV 32 flights per week mostly with A320

      5. ZAG-SPU 31 flights per week mostly with A320


      Fewer frequencies, but more passengers because of equipment are:

      6. BEG-SVO (SU A320/321 2x daily, JU 733 2X daily, no turboprop on route)

      7. ZAG-FRA (28 flights per week but all with A320 and A321, no turboprop on route)


      More frequencies but fewer passengers:

      8. ZAG-VIE (32 flights per week with A320, F100, Q400)

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    2. ...so busiest routes in april were

      1. BEG-VIE 37 flights per week (5 more weekly than SJJ-IST)

      2. BEG-TGD 32 flights per week

      3. BEG-TIV 31 flights per week

      4. ZAG-VIE 32 flights per week (but with smaller planes)

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    3. And if you calculate cancellations which was made by B&H Airlines in most of month that is some 27, not 31 flights in April. And than more flights were made on ZAG-FRA, ZAG-MUC, BEG-SVO and ZAG-DBV route.

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  4. YOU ARE ALL SO STUPID!!!!!!!!!!

    NOT TO BELIEVE IT...

    BUSIEST ROUTE MEANS: MOST PASSENGERS AND NOT MOST FREQUENCIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TODAY:
    BEG - VIE with 6 flights BUT 278 passengers

    SJJ - IST with 4 flights and 437 passengers


    SARAJEVO - ISTANBUL ROUTE WAS THE BUSIEST IN THERM OF PASSENGERS IN FORMER JUGOSLAVIA!

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    1. BEG-VIE TODAY IS NOT 278 passangers but
      5:20 DH4
      7:55 AT7
      8:10 F100 (not F70)!!!
      15:10 A319 (not F100)!!!
      16:50 AT7
      18:25 DH4

      ..and that is around 530 seats.

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  5. ZAG and BEG DO HAVE MORE FREQUENT ROUTES BUT NOT MORE PASSENGERS!!!!!!

    JUST TAKE A LOOK AT TODAYS FLIGHTS:

    ZAGREB - FRANKFURT
    09:15 A319
    10:40 A320
    16:05 B 737-300
    19:30 A320

    ZAGREB - VIENNA
    08:05 DH4
    08:35 DH4
    15:20 F70
    17:45 DH4
    18:45 F70

    ZAGREB - DUBROVNIK
    14:35 DH4
    21:00 DH4
    22:00 A320

    BELGRADE - PODGORICA
    08:00 AT7
    08:50 E95
    17:25 AT7
    19:20 E95
    21:25 AR7

    BELGRADE - TIVAT
    09:35 F100
    11:10 AT7
    12:45 AT7
    18:20 F100

    BELGRADE - VIENNA
    5:20 DH4
    7:55 AT7
    8:10 F70
    15:10 F100
    16:50 AT7
    18:25 DH4



    SARAJEVO - ISTANBUL
    08:50 Boenig 737 - 800
    10:00 ATR72
    16:05 Boeing 737 - 800
    20:35 Airbus A321


    CONLUSION AND FACT:

    THERE ARE LESS FLIGHTS ON SJJ-IST/SAW ROUTE THEN ON BEG - VIE/TGD/TIV or ZAG-FRA/VIE

    BUT:

    MORE PASSENGERS!!!!

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    1. Treba biti realanApril 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      no it was not!

      Concerning B&H Airlines cancelations, so at least half of April they did not flying SJJ-IST route, more passangers were on:

      ZAG-FRA
      BEG-SVO
      BEG-TGD
      BEG-TIV
      ZAG-DBV
      BEG-VIE
      ZAG-VIE
      routes!

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    2. Oh my people please...
      Although Belgrade is my town i have to admit that SJJ - IST
      is even the best performing route in the former Yugo when you skip BHair completely!
      While BEG-IST on its best days has maximum 2x737-800 by Turkish and 1x737-800 by Pegasus and 1x 737-300 by Jat ,which is unfortunately very rare you have not seldom
      2x737-800 + 1xA320 by Tk and 2x737-800 by PC on SJJ-IST !
      That people have no correct understanding of whats going on outside of Belgrade airport i blame their bad done and misleading airport web-sites.
      Only BEG has a good,even very good webpage
      while the others(except LJU)do not even show aircraft utilisation!
      BEG webpage also shows codeshare as codeshares and not as separate flights which is misleading on purpose.

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  6. Nice that you wrote today’s example, not some other days. And you want to tell me that

    08:50 Boenig 737 - 800
    10:00 ATR72
    16:05 Boeing 737 - 800
    20:35 Airbus A321

    is more passangers than
    ZAGREB - FRANKFURT
    09:15 A319
    10:40 A320
    16:05 B 737-300
    19:30 A320

    or even
    BELGRADA-VIENNA
    5:20 DH4
    7:55 AT7
    8:10 F100 (not F70)!!!
    15:10 A319 (not F100)!!!
    16:50 AT7
    18:25 DH4

    ...and I am stupid?

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    1. Treba biti realanApril 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      no it was not!

      Concerning B&H Airlines cancelations, so at least half of April they did not flying SJJ-IST route, more passangers were on:

      ZAG-FRA
      BEG-SVO
      BEG-TGD
      BEG-TIV
      ZAG-DBV
      BEG-VIE
      ZAG-VIE
      routes!

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    2. I work for the Serbian Flight Control here in BEG and we get TODAY the Information then SJJ - IST / SAW route the most passengers in former Jugaslavia!

      Yesrerday, TK reported an avarage load factor of 84%!

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    3. Hahahahaha.... good one

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  7. ConstructiveDiscussionApril 30, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    @Sarajevo
    First, if you disagree with one or two people, please do not call everyone else stupid.

    Second, please send me the accurate pax figures for SJJ-IST/SAW for the first quarter of 2013 and I will let you know if it's the busiest or not. Let's talk precise passenger numbers for Jan, Feb and Mar 2013.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. "Stupid" was related to the Comment @11:10!
      On the BEG - Tivat route there are some 28-32 flights a week and not 71.



      At the Moment I just have the figures for april: 28.560 passengers.

      Figures for Jan-March are @ home.

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    2. ConstructiveDiscussionApril 30, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      OK @Sarajevo
      Thanks for clarifying the "stupid" comment.

      I am not saying it's not the busiest Ex-Yu route, but let's look at the precise figures and discuss. We can surely get to the bottom of this. Do you at least know if Apr 2013 is higher or lower than Mar 2013?

      It is surely one of the busiest routes, although the fact that it's to two different airports is almost like cheating a little.

      Thanks in advance.

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    3. @ConstructiveDiscussion

      Thank you a lot for beeing patient!

      Well, BEG - VIE route is the most frequent one in former Jugoslavia, but it is not one with most passengers!

      Temporary, the busiest route according to passenger statistics is Sarajevo - Istanbul IST and SAW (considering both airports).

      PLACE 1 AMONG Ex-YU-ROUTS (PASSENGERS!!!):

      1. SARAJEVO - ISTANBUL
      PEAK:
      5 daily flights:
      *TK with 2 Boeing 737-800 and mostly one A 321
      Capacity:
      738: 165 seats
      A321: 186 seats,
      together: 516 per day and direction

      *Pegasus with Boeing 737-800
      Capacity: 180 seats

      *B&H airlines with ATR72
      Capacity: 66 seats

      OVERALL capacity on the route:
      762 seats per day and route.

      OVERALL capacity during april:
      TK: 77 flights with 13.090 seats per direction
      PC: 25 flights with 4500 seats per direction
      JA: 9 flights with 594 seats per direction
      (21 flight was canceled by JA)
      --> 18.184 seats per direction

      Transported passengers 1. - 26.4.: 26.560
      Transported passengers 27.4. - 30.4.: 2.611
      OVERALL: 29.171 passengers
      LOAD FACTOR: 80%
      // 84 % on sunday


      ADDITIONAL flights SARAJEVO - ISTANBUL:
      (at the moment, I just have the information
      for this period)

      26.04.2013 10:20 Sarajevo - Istanbul
      PEGASUS with 737-800, 180 seats

      28.04.2013 20:50 Sarajevo - Istanbul
      PEGASUS with 737-800, 180 seats

      01.05.2013 07:00 Sarajevo - Istanbul
      ONUR AIR with A320, 180 seats

      01.05.2013 12:05 Sarajevo - Istanbul
      ONUR AIR with A320, 180 seats

      04.05.2013 20:00 Sarajevo - Istanbul
      ONUR AIR with A320, 180 seats

      05.04.2013 21:20 Sarajevo - Istanbul
      ONUR AIR with A320, 180 seats




      2. ZAGREB - FRANKFURT

      4 daily flights:
      *OU with 2 A319 and one A320
      (MOSTLY: flights at 7:40 and 17:55 with A319,
      flight at 09:05 with A320)
      Capacity:
      A319: 132 seats
      A320: 164 seats,
      together: 428 seats per day and direction

      * LH with (mostly) Boeing 737-300
      Capacity: 140 seats

      OVERALL capacity during april:
      OU: 90 flights with 12.960 seats per direction
      LH: 30 flights with 4200 seats per direction
      --> 17.160 seats per direction

      OVERALL: 25.397 passengers
      LOAD FACTOR: 74%

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    4. Last week you wrote about Sarajevo going double daily for LH, + increased frequencies on STR and CGN. And 3 daily for TK to IST.

      When will they load them into the GDS??

      So far it is 1 daily to Munich, 2 weekly Cologne, 1 weekly Stuttgart and 10x weekly IST on TK metal for W13 @SJJ

      Thanks in advance..

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    5. Sorry for late answer!

      Instead of 2 daily flights LH flies temporary with A319 and A320 from Munich to Sarajevo.

      TK has 3 daily flights from Sarajevo to Munich:
      08:50 1234567 mostly Boeing 737 - 800 (160 seats)
      14:10 1--4--7 mostly A321 (180 seats)
      20:35 1234567 mostly Boeing 737 - 800 (160 seats)

      and one code share with JA
      10:00 1234567 with ATR72

      On the route flies also Pegasus with 737-800 6 times per week.

      Overall there are 5 daily flights on Sarajevo - Istanbul route.

      During the summer, Germanwings has 3 weekly flights from Cologne to Sarajevo and 1 weekly from Stuttgart to Sarajevo.

      During the summer 2013, there are also direct flights to:
      - Zagreb
      - Belgrade
      - Vienna
      - Zurich
      - Ljubljana
      - Munich
      - Kuwait
      - Beirut
      - Copenhagen
      - Stockholm
      - Oslo

      SIA expects some 660.000 to 700.000 passengers in 2013.

      In the Q1 2013, SIA welcomed +12,65% passengers more then in Q1 2012.

      The results for April 2013, will be presented next week.

      It is also to be mentioned, that Sarajevo International Airports serves a region of some 700.000 inhabitants.
      People from Tuzla region use BEG, from Banja Luka ZAG and from Herzegowina airports in Split and Dubrovnik.

      Zagreb, Belgrade, Skopje and Pristina serve much bigger regions:
      Zagreb: 1.600.000 (Zagreb and North West Croatia)
      Belgrade: 3.000.000 - 4.000.000 (whole Central Serbia)
      Pristina: 1.500.000 (whole Central and west Kosovo)
      Skopje: 1.500.000 (whole Central and west Macedonia).


      Serving an area of some 700.000 inhabitants and having some 600.000 passengers a year is really great result for main Bosnian airport!

      Greedz!

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    6. ConstructiveDiscussionMay 1, 2013 at 11:46 PM

      @Sarajevo
      I think I know of at least one route out of a city in the Ex-Yu territory with more annual passengers (plus it's to a single airport, not two), however unless you provide precise passenger figures for SJJ-IST (plus SAW) then I am unable to cross-check that information.

      You yourself said that it's irrelevant the number of flights and seats. What we need from you, if you have this information is either:
      (1) Precise passenger figure for 2012; or
      (2) Precise passenger figure for 2013 Q1 (Jan, Feb and Mar of 2013).

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  8. Sorry to interrupt most interesting discussion (btw. my is the biggest, and I'm the cleverest :) ); but I thought it was about Ryanair and Montenegro today, :)

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    1. Please do not interrrupt my friend!
      Sometimes offtopics are more interesting than the main topic
      and often even true gold pots of information you would never get elsewhere.
      : )

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