GayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
Can someone tell me why BA Connect have chosen to operate Embraer 145s to bHX from BHD, yet stuck to Dash 8s for their MAN services?
Also, surely there would be a market now for them to start at least a twice daily BHD - LHR service? When I travel BHD to anywhere using BA, I always have to change twice, at MAN and LHR and it's a [pain. And no, I choose not to fly BMI for my own reasons!
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2295 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2175 times:
Belfast flights went after 9-11 as BA said they weren't profitable. Like BD, at that time they went to International rather than City. I don't think you'll see BA return anytime soon to BHD, as it doesn't have the slots available to operate the multiple frequency flights that would be required to attract business people. Saying that, I'm surprised BHD doesn't get a 3/4 times daily service to LGW, even if with BA Connect, that would provide a mix of business passengers and leisure ones that could connect to the LGW flights.
AirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Thread starter): Also, surely there would be a market now for them to start at least a twice daily BHD - LHR service?
Basically, after the way BA manipulated pulling out of BFS-LHR, the general feeling is that both the NI travel industry and travelling public will never allow them back on a London route. As for LGW, both BHD and BFS are well served to/from there by committed airlines.
Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
Although BA pulled out of BFS-LON, and the general feeling is that oneworld has very little potential in Northern Ireland, I could see Aer Lingus starting up a LCC base in Belfast flying to LHR to connect to BA's long-haul network.