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User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2181 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 !
Sam air

the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
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User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Well there just utilizing there aircraft, LHR has the traffic needs of all the 744 fleet and LGW does not have enough to warrant one.

I hope in life i can work to live, not live to work
User currently offlineSteve6666 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2100 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
User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2024 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.

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