Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4271 times:
According to a thread on Pprune
Apparently BMI will replace one of the A330s at MAN with a leased 767. The A330 will move down to LHR...
Seems that BMI are now doing a BA and shall soon be renamed LMI (London Midand International)
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JRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4180 times:
Aren't the 757 and 767 in this case from Icelandair (or wichever icelandic company) AMCI-leases? (Aircraft, Maintenance, Crew, Insurance) and thus the carrier only has to provide the pax+cargo. Thus they pay a bit more for the lease, but they don't add another fleet type.
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Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4060 times:
BD seems to be doing rather well on their MAN-ORD route, even though they have some competition with AA, BA, and PK(which is only 2x/weekly and will be going down to 1x/weekly during the winter period)..no reason for them to pull it off..as they have Star Alliance Partner UA there for all other onward connections!
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 7): no reason for them to pull it off..as they have Star Alliance Partner UA there for all other onward connections!
You're right. There is no GOOD reason for them to pull off the route. But as any UK A.netter wil ltell you , this is BMI we're talking about here. Good logic doesn't seem to come into many of their decisions of late
You also have to understand their mentality of building a long haul network out of LHR at ALL costs.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
Zkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1661 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
Are BD going thru all plane's from both A and B!!??!!
Why not just stick too one sorce, not is if they have the money to keep switching between aircraft types, Im all up for them moving the last A330 down to London , which will let the go daily to India, tho they need to keep a min of 2 aircraft at MAN, to keep the longhaul going from MAN,
however was BD not ment to be getting another A330 from EK?? what ever happened to that,
Why don't they just go for a couple of T7's now that might look good at MAN. the thing about BD is there trying to fly the world, and don't have the aircraft to do it with!!
Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3802 times:
Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 12): Why do they need another A330 at LHR? How many more routes do they have?
Read the "New ASA between UK and India greed -even More Flights" and you will see that BD is getting ready for flights to BOM and India! Well that is my analysis - the new agreement triples the amount of flights and BD wants to take advantage. Unfortunately, I think BD will probably pull out of MAN by next year as Inidan and British Ministers have suggested that an agreement next year will double the current agreement on flights! A real shame as I think MAN has potential!
Egmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3163 times:
Quoting CalAir (Reply 20): Actually EGMCman FJE have a former government a/c on order coming soon. A 767-200ER. All I can say is I hope they dont lease it from them, FJE aren't renowned for looking after their planes.
Thanks for that info, who does their aircraft engineering?
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2094 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
Another nail in the coffin of BMI at MAN. So we are down to CO and the 762, and US with the 333. The rest of the offerings for keeping you occupied is poor. Can BMI sink any lower into the stupidity barrel, my guess is - Oh yes!