Richardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3800 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
The growth of airlines to UK regional airports is quite strong with EK flying from DXB to BHX, GLA, NCL, MAN and others and SQ flying to MAN there are good alternatives when going East, also Qatar Airways and Etihad to MAN
Similarly there flights to the USA on CO, AA and US Airways from the regions.
These airlines avoid the need to go to via LON, will this growth to the regions seriously affect BA?
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7733 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2951 times:
Quoting Richardw (Thread starter): These airlines avoid the need to go to via LON, will this growth to the regions seriously affect BA?
Not forgetting the AMS/CDG/FRA links as well. AY offering what appear to be good deals on thier new services ex-HEL - I'd love to know what proportion of their MAN pax are going long-haul! LH stated a couple of years ago that 10% of thier MAN pax were going business class long-haul (roughly 40,000 per year).