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User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Just thought some of you may want to know the latest from BA's Investor newsletter;

Both Singapore and Bangkok now have dedicated flights (no via) from LHR, and all Sydney flights now route via Singapore instead of Kuala Lumpur.

Services to Brisbane and Perth have been discontinued.

BA services to St.Lucia, Havana, and Tobago all have extra frequencies, while services to Grand Cayman and Nassau now provide First as well as Club and World Traveller class.

An additional daily flight has been added for JFK, while Washington DC will receive six extra weekly services.

There are now six daily flights to Frankfurt and Zurich from LHR, and the extended winter schedules to Madrid, Vienna and Cologne, have been carried over into the summer.

A new service to Abuja, Nigeria begins, that's BA's second Nigerian service, after Lagos. More non-stop flights are now available to Abidjan (Ivory Coast), and Cape Town.

Lower than anticipated demand, has lead BA to axe services to San Juan (Puerto Rico), San Jose (Costa Rica), Santiago (no mention as to whether that was Santiago de Chile, or Santiago in Spain-probably the latter), Oslo, Trieste and Vilnius.

Moscow becomes a Heathrow-only service.

Baku (Azerbaijan), has been turned over to BA's franchise partner, British Mediterranean.

Cheers,
Alex.

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User currently offlineNewark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

BA needs to replace those geriatric 747-100's/200's on the all important
JFK-LHR route with 777's and 747-400's if demand merits larger aircraft.
This is a critical route, a proven money maker, and a heavily competitive
one. I know they have started replacing the -100's and -200's but this
has been slow in coming.

Newark


User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Are the service from Heathrow to Zurich 767s or 757s. I often see 767s in Zurich. Are these flights regular?

Avion


User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

BA flies to ZRH with 767,757 and a also saw A320.
SR3496


User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

So when does BA pull out of London.. (just kidding   )

User currently offlineThai A330 From Thailand, joined Mar 2000, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

Does BA flies Boeing 777 to Bangkok? Please give me some more info.....thanks.

User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

BA's Wednesday, Friday and Sunday services to BKK are 777. If anyone wants info. on routes and aircraft, the BA homepage has a link to schedules, you'll find all the info. there.

Cheers,
Alex.


User currently offlineRobin27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1588 times:

Newark,

BA sold their 747-100's some time ago. Most were scrapped at Roswell Field, New Mexico while a couple were delivered to Sharjah in the Emirates after being sold.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Will BA resume service to Karachi in the near future?


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Not sure about Karachi, coincidentally, my Mum flew off to Islamabad on BA's 777 service last Sunday. She wasn't very impressed with the "plastic" Club World service, but the crew were excellent.

She was off on PK's sight-seeing tour of K2 (operated by the F-27?), but they've stopped the service for now-major shame.

Regards,
Alex.


User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

If the US and UK agree to open skies or at least a very liberal aviation agreement, wha US cities do you think BA has in mind for new service or additional service. There seems to be a growing feeling that such an agreement will happen in the next few months. It should be interesting.

User currently offlineAhem From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Don't forget about BA upping RUH frequencies from 3 to 4 per week for the summer season. The new morning flight departs RUH for LHR at 0900 Monday arr LHR 1415.
Return departs Sunday evening LHR 2145 arriving RUH 0500/0600 (not sure which)

No mention which aircraft will be used---my guess is 742.


User currently offlineAhem From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

A correction to my earlier post:

Sunday
11-JUN-2000 -
24-SEP-2000
BA1263
21:45 Depart
06:10 Arrive
* LHR-RUH

-------

Monday
05-JUN-2000 -
25-SEP-2000
BA1262
09:00 Depart
13:50 Arrive RUH
LHR


User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Interesting you should mention that particular route, as I am flying out on the 19th with BA to RUH, leaving at 14:05 local, arriving 22:30 local. It's a 777, all of them are, and I'm getting a jumpseat!

Regards,
Alex.


User currently offlineAirNondo From Moldova, joined May 2000, 241 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

I believe BA was considering an LHR-PDX route a while ago. I believe it got wrapped up in red-tape. Does anyone know the status of this and if the openskies agreement will push this route through?

BA is aware this route would be profitable, one only needs to look at traffic stats for other one stop or connecting flights from Portland to London.


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

why did BA leave Perth? Im sure the 744 was usually pretty full and been on it several times (full each time).


User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

May have been pretty full when you were on-board, but obviously not full enough year-round. BA's taking a good, hard look at itself. Financial pressures and unhappy shareholders (including my Dad!), want BA to concentrate frequencies and services on high-yield routes.

Perth wasn't up there with SIN, SYD etc, and as QF is in with BA in the OneWorld grouping, and has stakes in the above, BA have decided to fly their Perth pax. to SIN or thereabouts, and then transfer them onto a QF 763, which will fly them on to Perth. The 767's are easily filled, and the 744's are free to fly the higher-yield SYD hot-spot.

Well, that's roughly the idea anyway. Similarly, Jakarta was dropped, and QF was left to pick up any pax. at SIN for JKT, before flying on to SYD/MEL.

Cheers,
Alex.



User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

And also QF are increasing their weekly flights from PER to SIN and back from 7 a week to 18 a week! Using (reportedly) the 763 Aircraft that they have leased off of BA.

As well as Singapores 3 times daily flights to Singapore via Perth. Using widebody Aircraft ( A340 & 772).
Singapore is now acting even more as a major Hub to the world from Perth.


User currently offlineBritAir From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

British Airways Australian routes have been more streamlined. This has a lot to do with the fact that BA has sold Qantas seven RR powered 767-300ER's enabling Qantas to replace BA's SIN-PER 744 with another daily 763 service (QF already operates one 763 daily on that route). As for Brisbane, BA still flies there from Singapore but has reduced to 4 weekly flights from daily and QF is operating it's 763 SIN-BNE 3 times a week, to make up a daily connection.

So BA's Australian/SE Asian schedule now looks like this...

1234567 BA009 LHR-BKK-SYD 744
12-4-6- BA015 LHR-SIN-BNE 744
--3-5-7 BA015 LHR-SIN-SYD 744
1234567 BA011 LHR-SIN 744
--3-5-7 BA019 LHR-BKK 777
1234-67 BA033 LHR-KUL 777

All other SE Asian/Australian connections are operated by Qantas to cities such as Jakarta, Denpasar, Cairns, Darwin, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide etc etc

Cheers!


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

My understanding is that those 7 763 aircraft were leased to Qantas and not sold. And as QF have increased their services to Singapore from Perth by 11 more flights a week (now totalling 18 a week) which means that on four days of the week QF will fly 763's three times daily To Sin from Per and on the other three days left in the week just twice daily.
Compared to just one more daily service as you mention.


User currently offlineBritAir From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1447 times:

whatever  

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (14 years 1 month 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1388 times:

Also:

BA215
dep: LHR 1605
arr: BOS 1820

and
BA214
dep: BOS 2010
arr: LHR 0735*

On Mondays only, the 777 had replaced the 747-200.

LH423



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User currently offlineLouis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 1 month 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

When and why was Melbourne dropped from BA?

User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Should Malaysia Airlines join OneWorld - we could see a further drop in routes/frequencies. I'm not quite sure (as a passenger) how this would leave us - higher fares?

Flight International last week reported that if MAS joins OneWorld - it was considering shifting its hub from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur - taking advantage of the new airport there.

BA may also then consider to reinstate its 747-400 service (I understand passengers and crew are dissatisfied with the 777-service - although I have yet to fly this 777 route) to KUL - consolidating load-factors - since Malaysia has a fairly healthy travelling public on the London sector (ie...without having to route via Singapore as many currently do now).


User currently offlineG-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

They need to focus on their regional hubs like Manchester,Birmingham and Glasgow.MAS,SIA and CX have direct flights from Manchester to KUL(malaysia has more foreign students at British universities then any other country),SIN and HKG while BA has none remember that American Airlines even has flights to Birmingham!.If BA continues to focus on LHR and LGW which are already packed to the gills with flights and leave out flights from regional airports then the people will find it easier to take a flight from say Sheffield to AMS(KLM was the 1st airline to operate out of Sheffield NOT BA) or CDG before connecting onto other flights rather then drive to heathrow(4-5hrs),get stuck in a 10 mile jam on the M25(it happens) and enjoy the heathrow rush our as well(you should see T4 during the holidays).Thats what I did once I flew from SIN to CDG then onto Birmingham.
So in brief there should be more flights from the regional hubs.


User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 704 posts, RR: 3
Reply 25, posted (14 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Melbourne was dropped years ago by BA

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