That aint rocket science, the timings are quite frankly dreadful. Who the hell wants to get to BCN for 2300 at night (and that's if it is on-time which it usually isn't) when you can go with easyJet, Monarch or even Ryanair to Girona with reasonable flight times? That is obviously the reason why the demand is low, plus how much demand can BCN sustain from the NW - Jet2 obviously have got in too late.
GayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
Do LS have any plans to renew their fleet of ageing 737-300s? I have travelled to AMS, BCN and VCE in the past 2 weekks on them and they are nothing short of shabby and smelly. Even the exterior paint jobs look shabby. Broken seats, overhead lights, strong smell of fumes in cabin - it wasn't very pleasant!
Unlike most low-cost airlines, Jet2 buy rather than lease their aircraft. Although they pay more to refit the aircraft with new interiors, and have to pay more for fuel costs, the management worked out they still save more money than if they operated brand new aircraft. They have gone from a small cargo operator to a major player in the UK passenger market in a space of about 4 years, having achieved as much in that time as easyJet did in their first four years if not more.
My postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent British Airways’ positions, strategies or opinions
MainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2117 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
Quoting Humberside (Reply 8): LBA-GVA, currently a winter ski route, is going year round from next summer
Frustratingly, I need MAN-GVA throughout the summer. Out of MAN, LPL and LBA only MAN isn't linked to GVA year round now, with the exception of SV twice a week. Maybe bmibaby might offer something next year.