Samair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 210 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1674 times:
why does British airways operate all 57 747-400s out of lhr and only 777s and 767s out of lgw and why do they only have 1 long haul a/c based at man can anyone bring me meaning behind the madness !
the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
Steve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 383 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
BA don't operate any 767s out of Gatwick anymore. They moved all the 744/763 long hauls to Heathrow several years ago. The 763 at Manchester is for the 1 daily JFK flight, which isn't even a mainline BA operated flight. Still, I guess they could move a 772 for that packed Manchester-Glasgow rush hour flight.
The big picture answer is one simple word: synergy.
eu nasci ha dez mil anos atras, e nao tem nada nesse mundo que eu nao saiba demais
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1517 times:
I'm not sure what you mean by madness here - it makes sense to centralise as much as possible at LHR for BA, especially with regards to maintenance, connections, etc. There is also the point regarding employment contracts - most (if not all) of the LGW-based staff are employed under a different contract to the LHR ones - this has been discussed here before a few times.
Also, as FLVILLA said above, the vast majority of traffic exists at LHR, and as a result the highest amount of capacity exists there to handle this.