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.
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2967 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7143 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...