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BA To Relaunch LGW-NQY Flights With 737s  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 8080 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/6309819.stm

They've gone  crazy 


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7980 times:

Evidently not Big grin

At least they are expanding in the UK , given their desertion this year Big grin


User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7979 times:

I thought this was going to be some kind of spoof. How odd.

The quote from the Devon and Conrnwall Business Council almost seems disappointed that BA has returned!



I need to get laid
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7971 times:

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 2):

I sincerely doubt they are disappointed


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7956 times:

Could BA be on the road to becoming the new BMI?
What's next? LGW-EMA on B737s?  Silly



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineDoor5right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7919 times:

Three airlines competing London to Newquay - BA, Ryanair and Air Southwest!

Someone ain't going to survive!



My soul is in the sky...
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7910 times:

Quoting Door5right (Reply 5):
Three airlines competing London to Newquay - BA, Ryanair and Air Southwest!

Someone ain't going to survive!

Ryanair  Wink
I read elsewhere that they may announce that they will be dropping NQY-STN flights shortly



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):
I sincerely doubt they are disappointed



Quoting Tim Jones, chairman of the Devon and Cornwall Business Council:
it's certainly good news for Cornwall, but it will undoubtedly have an impact on Air South West who filled the slot."

Not the most enthusiastic welcome for a new airline commencing services to your area.

It's kinda like when your old Aunty Eileen, who you don't really like, turns up unannounced on your doorstep on Sunday afternoon when you were about to settle down and watch the Mighty Reds of Manchester demolish their hapless foes.

[Edited 2007-01-29 21:19:59]


I need to get laid
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Excellent news and a welcome return on the LGW-NQY run from BA.

User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7864 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
Ryanair

Might not Mr O'Leary relish the thought of going into battle with BA on this route?



My soul is in the sky...
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7843 times:

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 9):

Honestly though, who are the people of Cornwall going to choose, business PAX weill go BA, and holiday makers on the cheap will go Fr, unless BA gives blinding prices


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7831 times:

Bookable now at ba.com for £35 e/w including tax.

User currently offlineCrosscountry From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7814 times:

BLK next?
I wouldn't doubt it if we get the casino!


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7794 times:

Quoting LGW (Reply 11):

Full service?


User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7764 times:

Cornish pasties and scrumpy jack?

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3048 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7760 times:

It has got to be good news for NQY and Cornwall, but flying a 737 seems a bit of an over kill for this kind of route and BA are unlikely to be able to fill their aircrafts to the same extent at Ryanair. Even though they are advertising fares for £35 each way this is only going to be a lead in fare and the vast majority of the rest of the seats sold will be far more expensive!

Also with only one flight a day, the flight times which are mid-afternoon are not exactly great times to be getting onward connections, to long haul flights using the BA network out of LGW. Especially when most of their US flights depart LGW before midday.

I don't think the flights will operate much longer than this summer only and hope this does not damage or harm Air Southwest, which has been a loyal airline to the folks of the West Country. Unfortunately an airline this size has very limited resources compared to the likes of BA which could very simply squeeze them out of the market...

Quoting Door5right (Reply 5):
Three airlines competing London to Newquay - BA, Ryanair and Air Southwest!

You forgot Aer Arrann as they fly 4-5 times a week between LTN-NQY, I think this is a summer only service like last year...

[Edited 2007-01-29 21:52:41]

User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7688 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 4):
Could BA be on the road to becoming the new BMI?
What's next? LGW-EMA on B737s?

I'd like LGW to LBA with 737s!

Great news for NQY though; even if the flight is too late for long haul connections, there's a high number of European and GT flights it can connect to.

Maybe they'll go twice daily before long, to allow for daytrips.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7651 times:

I've been informed by one of the hard working Gatwick girls that LGW-NQY will start on the 20th March.

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 16):
I'd like LGW to LBA with 737s!

Didn't BA operate LGW-LBA a few years ago with a J41? Or am I confusing myself?

[Edited 2007-01-29 22:16:01]

User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7651 times:

Just checked out prices Fri 20th April returning London Sunday 22nd:

Ryanair: £118.94 (Ryanair prices always more expensive on a Fri/Sun)

BA: £69.10

So maybe if it is a weekend trip BA will do well - their prices seems to be the same every flight.

Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 15):
You forgot Aer Arrann

Heavens - I did not realise they too flew to Newquay. Such choice!



My soul is in the sky...
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7643 times:

Quoting LGW" class=quote target=_blank>LGW (Reply 17):
I've been informed by one of the hard working Gatwick girls that LGW-NQY will start on the 20th March.

Is that before the end of the NCL service? I wonder where they are getting the slots from.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7632 times:

Quoting LGW" class=quote target=_blank>LGW (Reply 17):
Didn't BA operate LGW-LBA a few years ago with a J41? Or am I confusing myself?

They did, but they ended the route when they pulled out of CWL and LBA completely in 2003 (at a similar time to pulling out from NQY too I believe).



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7612 times:

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 16):

Not half as much as I do, would love to see BA again @ LBA  Sad

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 20):
They did, but they ended the route when they pulled out of CWL and LBA completely in 2003 (at a similar time to pulling out from NQY too I believe).

Wankers Big grin


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7532 times:

Shock news - who saw this one coming?


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User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7429 times:

I don't understand why they write Plymouth to Gatwick via Newquay. Surely it should be Newquay to Gatwick via Plymouth?

Newquay is further so they serve it last. Surely thats how they should write it?

'Air South West, which took over the Gatwick service from BA in 2003, currently operates up to five flights a day from Plymouth to Gatwick via Newquay'.

Anyone know why? It isn't the first time Ive seen it written down when talking about 1 stop flights.


User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7216 times:

Quoting LGW" class=quote target=_blank>LGW (Reply 17):
I've been informed by one of the hard working Gatwick girls that LGW-NQY will start on the 20th March.

 biggrin 

It does not appear to run on saturdays, I wonder wether we will still handle Airsouthwest? Could be interesting to watch the loads of both flights to see who does the best.



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25 Sam1987 : I don't think anyone did! I'm hoping this is the start of the reintroduction of BA in the regions, following the sale of BA Connect. If every UK regi
26 Flyingfool : Dep PLH 06.45, NQY 07.20, arr LGW 08.30 Daily Dep PLH 10.25, NQY 11.05, arr LGW 12.15 Daily Dep PLH 14.10, NQY 14.45, arr LGW 15.55 Daily Dep PLH 17.
27 8herveg : I agree. Having them to LGW instead of LHR is better than nothing at all. So the flight starts in Plymouth...then flies to Newquay...then on to Gatwi
28 B707Stu : Who cares? I'm just glad they're back to flying it. I'm not a big WOW fan.
29 Humberside : I think they go LGW-Plymouth-NQY-LGW. So passengers to both airports have a stop one way and a non-stop flight the other
30 Stirling : Sorry.....it has gone to Manchester.
31 Cwldude : This route just doesn't make sense! It's hardly going to appeal to business travellers when they don't get into London til midday, then have to leave
32 Sam1987 : I agree with that. I think BA should purchase a few smaller aircraft when replacing its LGW short haul fleet. By the way... LGW to NQY is still not m
33 BMED : Isn't the runway at Plymouth very short? Maybe thats why Air Southwest depart from the airport first so theres no payload limits to worry about?
34 CHRISBA777ER : BA cant fly a 737 into PLY - the runway is very short indeed, even for a Dash-8.
35 8herveg : Even for a Dash-8? But Dash-8's DO fly into Plymouth, so it can't be THAT short!
36 ThePRGuy : Air Southwest are buggered. Ouch. Alex
37 LGW : BA are probably keeping a slot warm, so to speak. One big thing BA will have over WOW is the ability to carry surf boards down to NQY plus the fact th
38 Vasu : Does the WOW flight have a stop on the way to NQY ??
39 Post contains images ThePRGuy : Plus capacity over those dash 8s, faster flight time, less expensive, better service, lounges etc etc the list goes on Sad I like WOW. Good flights.
40 Post contains images LGW : All but the evening LGW-NQY services on WOW operate via PLH. I agree in part, WOW are very annoyed (and understandably so) at BA's decision to operat
41 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Plymouth is Air Southwest's home base and maintenance base, so the flights originate from here so that maintenance can be done overnight. Plus flying
42 Post contains images Cornish : I have to admit this one even caught me a bit by surprise. As for the Air Southwest issue, I suspect it may well have an impact. However there are big
43 Gkirk : Rumours still around of FR dropping STN-NQY
44 8herveg : Really? I think they should personally. And I think they should drop BLK as well and let BA concentrate on them (even though BA do not serve BLK alre
45 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Just a thought, I wonder if it will be a triangle route? They could operate a morning LGW-NQY-JER-LGW service, and perhaps reverse that during the eve
46 Cornish : Yes i heard that too. Thing is with FR you never know how much is posturing for a better deal and how much is genuine until it happens. FR got a fant
47 Sam1987 : I don't think FR would move out to let BA concentrate on BLK, but I think BA could successfully operate the route. As I've said before, BA should con
48 Strathpeffer : I suspect there's a lot of truth in both these, especially the former. The scheduling of the BA flights is rubbish for business travellers based at e
49 Post contains images A340600 : Wow! That's a surprise, I assume it'll start with a 737-500, Sam
50 LGWspeedbird : I was checking the loads at work and on somedays its going to be a -400 and other days a -500.
51 Humberside : Thats the last thing BLK needs. Its lost its casino bid and need all the tourists it can get. With no through train service to London, FR's flights t
52 Sam1987 : Ah yes but, more importantly, a number of key worldwide cities are served from LGW: JFK, HKG, DXB, DOH, AUH, ATL, CVG, DFW, DEL, IAH, DTW, EWR, YYZ..
53 LGW : Exactly, you can't expect LGW to offer all the connections LHR does, however the range of opportunities from LGW isn't too bad at all to be honest, g
54 Humberside : Basically LGW has link to some key worldwide cities but not all so certainly is no were near as useful for connections as AMS, LHR, FRA, CDG etc. For
55 LGW : No one flies LGW-DEL, must be a mistake by the poster, I think Canada 3000 planned to operate from Canada to India via LGW with A340's it a few years
56 Sam1987 : Agree with that. According to the LGW website, Monarch do. LGW is doing very well for itself; it isn't ideal, but it never will be with LHR up the ro
57 Humberside : I guess that would be some kind of one-off charter
58 Post contains images A340600 : Interesting, but I guess not at all surprising considering there are only 9 -500's and 19 -400's! What more can BLK really ask for though, it would b
59 SamL : surely if BA were just keeping a slot warm they would add an extra frequency somewhere like EDI, MAN or GLA rather than open a new station??
60 Sam1987 : You'd think that would be the case. I was speaking to someone at the weekend who regularly flies between NQY and LGW. Lots of people from London and
61 8herveg : I would like to see that happen. I think there are too many regional carriers in the UK. Too many for such a small country IMHO! Air Southwest, Easte
62 Humberside : They have sadly stopped flights
63 8herveg : Oh really? Why's that? They did the Stansted - Jersey route didn't they?
64 Humberside : Change of owndership I think. New owner didn't want to do scheduled flying Yes
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