Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3333 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?
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2558 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.
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 47 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2506 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.
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2259 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.
GLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11 Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2070 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.
Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
Bmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1970 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.
Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5056 posts, RR: 36 Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1803 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.