StarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5205 times:
Personally I was quite surprised BMI was able to sell all those StarJets models on their flights to need a new batch so soon.
seriously though, I assume 20 jets is for bmi baby to replace the 737s ?
However is bmibaby seriously that healthy, they appear to be eaten alive where ever they go and with bmi themselves flying lots of empty aircraft from LHR, RJ's would seem like sense from LHR, and give baby the A320's but a waste of slots in reality.
Is this the long awaited large aircraft order to make a serious go of it ? - I think not, the baby 737-300s are quite old, and they have 19 to replace.
so it looks like baby is going for the small ERJs to replace the 737's, but is there any "regional" airlines making money on even smaller subsidiary airlines using solely ERJ's ?.
Maybe they might go commonality and get a combi fleet of A318-A320 ? - that would make a bit more sense
So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4913 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4951 times:
If these aircraft are for baby its quite clear there are no plans for baby to grow in the near future. 20 aircraft for 19 larger ones
Personally I hope they are for mainline. If it was a ERJ-190/5, it would be ideal for routes like LHR-LBA/MME/ABZ/HAJ. I guess further A320 family aircraft would be possible or even new long haul aircraft
He can't be - A321s can't operate into LCY. I think the A318 is the largest a/c allowed.
Seriously, bmi needs to be sold so that someone can actually do something truly worthwhile How they can hold 10-15% of the slots at LHR and still not make a proper go of things totally amazes me. Once great, now fast turning into a joke.
Oneworld - the alliance for quality
25 Lovinitflyboy: Thats what happens when you have an accountant running the show!! every corner gets cut to save money and at the same time turning the airline into a
26 Lite: I think this is where the merger with BMED will be the complete change of strategy for bmi, as I've said in the other post concerning the potential m
27 Humberside: Personally I dont think regional and baby would be a good fit. I doubt bmi could offer the same product on ABZ-Esjberg and NEMA-ALC and be successful.
28 Aerokiwi: Very interesting analysis, Lite. I suspect you're right, but does BMI Regional maintain a high standing in the business community?
29 Lite: To an extent, I agree, but just under five years ago, it used to work perfectly like that in the regions under the British Midland Commuter brand. Us
30 Strathpeffer: I understand BMI Regional has a fairly reasonable reputation up here in ABZ, where they haul around a lot of oil related people. I myself have not sa
31 BMED: I've been on regional a number of times and they have a nice product. 2 Cabin crew between 49 people which means the service is fast. Its nice to get
32 JoFMO: I still can't find any confirmation for this rumor. Can somebody give me a link?
33 BestWestern: Or, like everyone else - down to one - and thats why the ERJ 170 - 190 would suit both BMIR, Baby and Mainline... But, isnt this all just conjecture
34 Jasond: Damn straight. Long haul routes being dropped plus the Paris situation and just when you have figured them out then comes this. Either they are on th
35 StarGoldLHR: Outside of London .. yes.. but BMI regional isnt going to fill an A320. BMED nameI assume will fade into memory, as BMI arent going to fly to the mid
36 AIR MALTA: I still can't believe BA is going to let BMED slip away. Remember BA was always there to buy other UK airlines like BCAL, Air Europe, Air Manx and Br
37 Lite: Press release now confirming the purchase of BMED by bmi bmi acquires control of British Mediterranean release date: 02/02/2007 British Midland plc an