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Bmi Considers Long-range Narrow Bodies  
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Flight International is reporting that bmi is considering the A319LR and 737-700X for long-range thin routes. Can't see them going to Boeing given their intention to move to an all-Airbus fleet. What do you think?

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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

whats the range of the A319LR ?
how comfortable would that be on a long distance ?



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User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2116 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

What routes/class structure?

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

With 124 pax in 2 classes, the A319 can do 3700nm. The 319CJ with 10 passengers can do 6300nm.

As for comfort, it sure beats making a stop along the way.



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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

I guess they could, in theory, easily become part of the LH/Privateair operation, or at least draw on their experience?


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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2929 times:
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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2880 times:

would this mean increased fares for these services?? This idea would work so well from EDI. The money they could amke doing EDI-JFK etc! Big grin

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2722 times:

I so new you would post that scottish laddie LOL would they not be better getting an a380 edi-jfk LMAO. No i can see GLA-Bostone starting with one of these and then an a330 no problem then mabe ATL would it make it to LAX or SFA Or to texas? i know that jfk- lax is roughly as near as jfk- GLA so a normal a319 could be used on this or to BOS as a trial before ordering a319lr's or what ever other plane they want to order.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2704 times:

I can see no routes from EDI or GLA  Big grin


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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2670 times:

I could dream of long-haul services from LBA, given that they already serve many destinations from LBA (if you include bmi regional), but then they are hardly likely to open new long haul services at an airport so near to their existing long-haul base at MAN.

I'll keep on dreaming.....  Sad



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User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Were they flying from NCL or Carlisle LOL Gkirk remember what country your from please!

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

I'm sorry Bmi330 but EDI being the capital of Scotland and all that, is the more important business centre and these flights would almost certainly be aimed at the business passenger.

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Im sorry scottish laddie am jsut going on hard evidance that GLA is adding international flights and would make sense to add more. EDI trans atlantic pax are going sight seeing there not bus pax ? I mean CO are doing 91% loads on GLA-EWR apparently this winter according to another news group so suply and demand an all that.

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

If we are going by supply and demand, then as EDI is consistently handling more passengers than GLA just now then it would make sense to start from EDI.

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Yeah to europe and what airport ahs more traffic p.a. Im not going to argue with you as it will probs only be man to start with.

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

It will probably never even 'start' anyway.

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

yeah i know wont happen in scotland anyways just have to work for globespan to get that big.

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

BMI could take advantage of a lack of Transatlantic destinations from Scotland, but this would be unlikely to happen in the near future. If BA don't do it, why should BMI. BA obviously don't believe the demand is there. Maybe a trial Summer service to see how things go but i can't see BMI doing transatlantic from Scotland for atleast 7-10 years. But hopefully i am proved wrong.

GLAGAZ.



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

BMI were going to start Transatlantic ops from EDI prior to 9/11. That word came from the CEO. Can't get anymore definite than that!  Smile But ofcourse 9/11 put a stop to all those plans and any plans since  Sad

User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Whats the CEO of bmi transatlantic pre 9/11 meter reading now scotish laddie? must be in the 1000's by now LOL. Gaz everyone nose BA are London airways. 7-10 years will be tolate globespan will be domanat in scotland by then I hope.

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

As do i, thats why i am saying BMI are unlikely.


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineTrident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Why did my post become a debate about Scottish airports? If you want to start a new topic then why not start a new topic?

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Quote from an article published May 2001:




Sir Michael Bishop's bmi british midland, is to launch long-awaited direct
transatlantic flights from Edinburgh within months.

The airline, which announced its annual results yesterday, is planning to
roll out the new services to exploit the growing number of business
travellers coming to the capital from the US.

Speaking to The Scotsman, chairman Sir Michael Bishop said the move was a
result of the capital's growing economic power. He added: "With the Scottish
parliament and the city's stature as a financial centre, Edinburgh is a
different proposition now than it was five years ago."

He added that air travel to Glasgow was mainly leisure-based and did not
offer the same financial rewards.


bmi have looked at TX flights from EDI, but despite promising to add flights, have yet to do so. If they were to start flying A319s across the pond I think MAN would be the first base, with EDI a possible, but unlikely second base.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Yeah your right GLA would be srcond after a man service i think.

never said it was untrue just asking me pal how many times hes brung it up now lol.



User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

The A319LR runs about 4500nm in an airline configuration.

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