FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
Not only has 737-436 G-DOCB returned but BA has also received A320-211 G-BUSJ back from GT. These two aircraft aren't allowing shorthaul expansion, but merely enable BA to reschedule aircraft to free up the four shorthaul 767s that are being reconfigured for longhaul operations.
N774UA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
Quoting Atco2b (Reply 3): had a look on there but it said it had last been updated on the Homepage, on the 7th October 2005, so didnt think it would have any relevant information!
Have a look at the latest fleet news, it says:
G-DOCB B734 arr LHR as AP8960/24Oct (Air One c/s),
returning from lease. Stripped and repainted back
into BA Union Flag livery. Ferried to LGW as BA9250P
07Nov after repaint. Due to re-enter BA service this
...follow his instructions, switch off at the stand.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7257 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1235 times:
Quoting FlyCaledonian (Reply 4): These two aircraft aren't allowing shorthaul expansion, but merely enable BA to reschedule aircraft to free up the four shorthaul 767s that are being reconfigured for longhaul operations.
The first of the 767s is G-BNWD. It ended its short haul career on 30 October. It stayed at LHR for heavy maintenance until 9 Nov when it was ferried to LGW for the 'Dusk' cabin conversion. Note that the dates jibe with the return of G-DOCB. However I believe that BA are planning that most of the replacement capacity for the four short haul 767s to be transferred to the long haul fleet will come by improved average utilisation of the remaining short haul fleet.