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BA Should Transfer Pakistan To Bmed  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Since British Airways are not too keen on returning to the Pakistani market, it makes sense that they transfer the route to their franchise partner British Meditteranean, just as they did with Iran,Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan all former BA 'proper' routes, BA served Islamabad till 2001 before that they flew to Karachi also till 1991. Bmed's A320/321 fleet would be more suited to operate profitable services to amlost every major Pakistani city including Lahore and per4haps even Peshawar in the NWFProvince. By the way do you think Bmed will also add Afghanistan,Tajikistan,Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to their network in the future? maybe even Urumqi in western China.

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

BMed, IMHO, wont fly to any of the destinations above named. Competition with PIA rules out flights to Pakistan...


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User currently offlineBhxforever From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

How would an A320 be suited to a long haul flight exactly?

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

I believe the A321s are used on the longer hops (i.e. Tehran non-stop).

I'm sure BA would love to serve the Pakistan market; I'm guessing security fears are hindering any decision. I also wonder what the potential for high-yield traffic is...I'm sure filling the economy section wouldn't be a problem though (in common with most routes).

I remember reading that Bmed were interested in Tashkent (reported in Airline Business magazine).


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

The BMed Tehran 321 nonstop is the world's longest 321 route. I'm not sure if Pakistan is within nonstop flying distance from LHR with the 320/321.




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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
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BA has only 'suspended' the Pakistan routes due to security issues.

The routes have not been dropped.They will be re-started as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

At the current time,BMED only wish to fly aircraft from the A320 series,so Pakistan would be out of range of a loaded 320/321 unless they added a fuel stop.This is something some customers might prefer rather than flying PIA.

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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Yes Bmed could operate the service via one of their former Soviet destinations, I belive according to a study done by PIA that routing is vey feasible.


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

A 1-stop however would add cost, also change the yield/revenue dynamics if traffic was sold to the en route stop.




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