Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2579 times:
Hope this means the service is not just seasonal from GLA but year round and not just going to funnel the service through man or LHR etc. Mabe see bmi start up services from GLA to the USA that would be good.
Konrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2496 times:
BMI is reported to discuss codesharing with LOT Polish (LO) on its WAW-LHR, WAW-MAN and Krakow-LGW routes. LO recently dropped its codeshare agreement with BA as it is planning to enter the Star Alliance in fall this year. Supposedly, LOT is interested in putting its flight numbers on several domestic BMI routes.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7592 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
How many times does it need to be said? There will be 2 long-haul hubs for bmi: LHR & MAN. The extra UA codeshares will be applicable for our flights (surprised that they're not bothering with MAN-YYZ AC codeshare and extending that service through the winter, though I thought they had that in the bag?). The next few years will see LHR get most of the A330s (initially operating away from the US) and MAN one or two more at most: they only have plans for around 5 or 6 long-haul flights from here (despite having applied for 13).
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
BMI are hardly in a fit state financially at the moment to carry the start up costs of any new long haul routes. Admittedly, if by some miracle LHR-USA suddenly opened up further carriers, it would be difficult for BMI to stay out of that market, but with the current economic conditions I don't see the UK or US governments doing anything that will increase competition or potentially have an adverse impact on the existing LHR-USA incumbants. With there already being internal debate about whether the MAN-IAD service will indeed resume in June as previously suggested, I see nothing but codeshare on the near-term horizon as far as BMI long haul is concerned.