FRALIM From Germany, joined Jun 2003, 121 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4782 times:
I had read about them wanting to start flights between Milan and LCY in the current edition of Airliner World. BUt as I couldn't find anything on their website or in Amadeus I thought it might not be true. So now it comes as an even bigger surprise that they not only start flights to LIN, but also FCO, GOA and TRN. That is six flights on weekdays, quite impressive.
I just checked and it seems they start flights to LIN on 20th November, flights to FCO seem to start in January and those to GOA and TRN in February. Aircraft for all flights is planned to be an ARJ70.
FRALIM From Germany, joined Jun 2003, 121 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4263 times:
I know this is gonna be slightly off-topic but as we are talking about LCY...
I talked to some colleagues at work about AP coming in (I work at LCY), some had already heard about it. They also said that they heard a rumour that there are some changes to come to LH's operations. Apparently LH would take over the MUC flights and operate them with a "jet" and they would also start flights to HAM (and apparently these would be operated by Cirrus). So far I couldn't find anything in the reservation system. I don't know whether that is true, I will see if I can find out more tomorrow... Maybe one of you has also heard about it and is able to provide a confirmation.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3768 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
Apparently, hAM-LCY is already being advertised to travel agents in the Hamburg region, so there seems to be some truth in it.
I am wondering how LCY is abe to providle all this ramp space and slots, given the recent increase of flights by VLM (+9), KLM (+2), Air One (+6) and Lufthansa (++2). I mean they are not all off-preak flights.
FRALIM From Germany, joined Jun 2003, 121 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4029 times:
I asked someone at LH about it today. The plan is, as I said before, that LH takes over the flights to MUC and operates them with an ARJ, in return C9 would operate those new flights to HAM. But I was also told that this is not conformed yet...
Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 10): I am wondering how LCY is abe to providle all this ramp space and slots, given the recent increase of flights by VLM (+9), KLM (+2), Air One (+6) and Lufthansa (++2). I mean they are not all off-preak flights.
Good point! There is definitely lack of space landside (gates have to be shared) and especially airside during the morning and evening peak. I reckon that's why AP's departure times ex LCY are not really ideal. Their flights depart just after the morning and just before the evening peak. I could imagine that there were no slots available at around 9.00am and 7.00pm.