Tailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2452 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.
Newark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2287 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.
747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2154 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.
Ahem From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2142 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.
Tailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2125 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!
Tailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2070 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.
BritAir From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2070 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...
Tim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 707 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (15 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2065 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.
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1979 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).
G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1958 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.