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BA Changes At LCY - New To MXP  
User currently offlineFRALIM From Germany, joined Jun 2003, 121 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Hey,
Just read here (scroll down a bit) that BA Connect will start flights to MXP from LCY this may. There will be one daily flight, except for saturdays. The article also states that flights to EDI will be increased to 7x daily. I checked their website and departures ex LCY are now at 08.40, 10.30, 15.00, 16.00, 18.00, 19.00, 20.00. CB probably won't be too happy about this. The article also metions that BA will suspend flights to GVA over the summer, but when I checked BA's website flights in July and August were still bookable (expensive though). So I'm not sure if that's actually true...

Couldn't find that info anywhere yet, so I hope its news for you too.

Cheers,
Chris

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

EDI-London, talk about overcapacity on a route  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

I could see the point of a twice-daily LCY-LIN service, but a once-daily LCY-MXP is a bit of a joke.

User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 2):
I could see the point of a twice-daily LCY-LIN service, but a once-daily LCY-MXP is a bit of a joke.

Agree with you! And do not forget that Darwin airline (www.darwinairline.com) is offering a twice daily flight from Lugano (which is only one hour by car from Milan).

Regards,
HBDAN



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineFRALIM From Germany, joined Jun 2003, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3585 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 2):
I could see the point of a twice-daily LCY-LIN service, but a once-daily LCY-MXP is a bit of a joke

Also wondered about the choice of airport and frequency... Maybe they could have used one of those EDI rotations to add a second flight to Milan... Departures ex LCY are at 09.30 and ex MXP at 13.40 (that's a turnaround of 1h15 in MXP. Not too efficient for a "quasi" LCC like BA Connect)


User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Quoting FRALIM (Reply 4):
Not too efficient for a "quasi" LCC like BA Connect

And fares starting from 180 Euros return all inclusive...

Regards,
HBDAN



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

The LCY flights are not part of the BA Connect concept I believe  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
EDI-London, talk about overcapacity on a route

Agreed
Why not more flights to ABZ.



So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4060 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3552 times:

I guess the reason why Scot Airways has been doing fairly well competing with BA on the route with their tiny Dorniers has been because of their high frequency service. More or less an hourly service at peak times. Now that BA is going in the same direction, it might become difficult for Scot.

User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3509 times:

I was to beleive that the morning flight from GVA would arrive and operate to MXP, the return MXP would then operate to EDI from LCY.

Lond turnaround in MXP is due to other BA flight at/near the same time.


 wave 



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User currently offlineFRALIM From Germany, joined Jun 2003, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

What I think is a bit weird is that you can still book the GVA flights for the summer, while at the same time BA issues a passenger information on its websits stating that the service will be withdrawn and that passengers will be rebooked on flights from LGW. Here is the link. Shouldn't they suspend the flights in the system first...?!?!?!?

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
The LCY flights are not part of the BA Connect concept I believe

That's true. Flights ex LCY are operated by BA Connect but still offer Club Europe and free catering in Eco. But what I meant is that when an airline wants to compete with LCC its one thing to charge for food and drinks, but they also have to change the overall structure and make operations more efficient. A 1h15 turnaround for an ARJ doesn't sound very efficient to me... (but I understand there might be other schedulling issues that require the long turnaround... who knows...).


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 1):
EDI-London, talk about overcapacity on a route

If there was overcapacity then all the flights wouldn't be busy/full, and BACON wouldn't of just increased LCY to 7x daily due to demand.


User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

If I am not mistaken (a big IF, needs confirmation) I do not think that BA is allowed to operate LIN-LCY.

When flights were transferred to MXP airport pairs with more than a given number of pax a year were permitted to keep frequencies in LIN, the number of which was proportional to the volume of traffic (so LHR-LIN and CDG-LIN which had the most traffic nowadays have the most flights still operating at LIN). Since there was no LCY-LIN flights at the time, flights from LCY must be operated through MXP.

What I am not sure about is if BA can exchange some of its LHR-LIN into LCY. Does anyone has a more precise info on the matter?


User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3007 times:

Quoting Rafabozzolla (Reply 12):
If I am not mistaken (a big IF, needs confirmation) I do not think that BA is allowed to operate LIN-LCY.

It's MXP not LIN.

Also strange the the PR Guru's of LCY have not announced this on the airport Website, and the marketing Link is still running....

LCY normally shout very loud when anything new happens....but it's all quite on the LCY front.

  

[Edited 2006-03-17 00:30:17]

[Edited 2006-03-17 00:30:31]


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User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting BBJII (Reply 13):
It's MXP not LIN

I never said it was LIN. I was just trying to explain the probable reason why the flight will operate from MXP. Please read before answering.


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