Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 58 Posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5702 times:
As the heading says, why doesn't British Airways fly its own aircraft on the LHR-DUB route. Currently all flights are code-shared with Aer Lingus, who use A320s and A321s. Aer Lingus operate around 14 daily flight compared to BD who only have 6. So why is BA missing from the route?
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5667 times:
This was one of the reasons behind the concept of oneworld - so that members in the alliance wouldn't have to dedicate resource to routes that one of the other partners would be better suited to. LHR-DUB is one of these, as DUB is EIs main hub. They have dominated this route for many years before oneworld even existed, so it made a lot of sense for them to continue operating it with the BA codeshare.
Cadmus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5609 times:
Once upon a time BA, or BEA as it then was, was not allowed to fly the route. The 1946 Anglo-Irish traffic agreement gave Aer Lingus exclusive UK-Eire traffic rights, (with BEA having 40% of Aer Lingus shares at this time). This agreement was revised in 1956 to permit competative services on Dublin-UK routes, and BEA's holding was reduced to 10%.