ridgeback wrote:I am still struggling to understand why Ryanair isn't willing to give a weekly service to Crete a try when they fly twice a week to Limoges! Can I ask againi f anyone knows the number of UK expats in Crete?
Don't quote me on this, but I recall that the British Ambassador said in a speech she made on a visit to Chania last year that there are around 6,000 Brits living in Crete. Are these just the people that are registered here? How many more are home owners who do not live here? How many more live here but are not registered? I have no idea.
The winter flights issue was raised in 2013 when I started a campaign and petition to send to Easyjet and Ryanair. I also had a meeting with the Vice President of the Chania Chamber of Commerce, he saw the online petition and contacted me; local businesses have been trying for a long time to get the airlines to fly year round into Chania. There's a full run down of the campaign and reactions here http://livingincrete-carolina.blogspot. ... s-and.html
There is a small update to that blog post. In the end there were around 2,200 e-signatures but the petition site has quite recently folded and they have disappeared. I had downloaded the first 1500 e-signatures and still have a copy of those which I had sent to Ryanair & Easyjet.
Also, there were 20 letters of support in the end from small businesses/ villa companies/small tour operators, which were forwarded to Easyjet after their initial lack of response. I never received any reply or acknowledgement from Easyjet at all, while Ryanair sent a formal, but standard, response (on the link above).