Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Future Of BA Franchises  
User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 726 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Now that BA have offloaded GB Airways/BMED and the franchise agreements for Loganair and Comair up for renewal next year, what are your thoughts on the usefulness of these arangements? Do you think the agreements will be renewed for Loganair/Comair?

J

15 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

I thought it had already been decided not to renew the BA agreement with Loganair? I may be mistaken, but I'm sure I heard this mentioned somewhere.


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

I've not heard anything on that score. My friend who works for BA has mentioned that they are trying to move away from franchises so its a possibility I suppose.

Thanks

J


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

After a little google search, I think this might answer your question;

http://www.orkneytoday.co.uk/news_item.asp?newsItem=2685

It seems that instead of Loganair running BA flights as a franchise, Loganair will operate on their own, but the flights will still retain BA numbers so that through booking is possible. According to the article, no flights will change.


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineYak97 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2494 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Is Sunair the only franchise left in Europe?

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Do you think the agreements will be renewed for Loganair/Comair?

Comair franchise agreement has been extended for another 11 years this summer. BA is happy with its operations in South Africa. I think BA could even try to find other partners but no more UK airlines.



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineTonforty From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2467 times:

I was going to start a thread regarding this myself. As far as I am aware, the franchise agreement with Loganair will end in October 2008. However, they will then have a codeshare agreement. What kind of differences will this make for passengers?

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3958 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

What makes you guys believe that BA is the one that is deciding on the end of these agreements? Loganair probably is more than happy to end the franchise as it is quite useless for them now that BA has axed almost all flights from Scotland and stopped handling. Loganair cut back the franchise a while ago to exclude the intra-island flights for cost reasons, IIRC.

User currently offlineTonforty From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7):
What makes you guys believe that BA is the one that is deciding on the end of these agreements? Loganair probably is more than happy to end the franchise as it is quite useless for them now that BA has axed almost all flights from Scotland and stopped handling. Loganair cut back the franchise a while ago to exclude the intra-island flights for cost reasons, IIRC.

That's a very good point. I just hope the service doesn't go downhill as Loganair is the airline that I fly with the most. Not that there's any reason it should.


User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 7):
What makes you guys believe that BA is the one that is deciding on the end of these agreements?

Because in the case of both Bmed & GB airways, the agreement included a 1st refusal to purchase if the airline was ever up for sale. In both cases BA decided not to exercise that right, but to try and keep the LHR slots.


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Quoting Baexecutive (Thread starter):
Now that BA have offloaded GB Airways/BMED and the franchise agreements for Loganair and Comair up for renewal next year, what are your thoughts on the usefulness of these arangements? Do you think the agreements will be renewed for Loganair/Comair?

It wasn't BA that offloaded them as such. GB and BMED were sold to its competitors. Yes BA had the first refusal to buy but it didn't fit business needs. As competitors bought these two airlines there was no choice but to end the franchise.


User currently offlineBAOPS777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 5):
Comair franchise agreement has been extended for another 11 years this summer. BA is happy with its operations in South Africa. I think BA could even try to find other partners but no more UK airlines.

Comair franchise is a big money earner it opens up the South African network and connects to BA's 2x Daily JNB and in the winter 2x daily CPT and in the summer 1x daily JNB.
They also connect HRE with the BA mainline network. So even though HRE is no longer served direct it is now served daily to LHR via comair to JNB.

Quoting Yak97 (Reply 4):
Sunair

Or to give it's official title Sunair of Scandinavia is also a very valuable franchise to BA.

As Willie Walsh BA's chief exec said " UK franchises have outlived there purpose"

Also that Comair still bring alot of revenue and link regional airports to some of BA's busiest South African routes and Sun Air operates Scandinavian services to key business airports


User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 762 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting Tonforty (Reply 6):
the franchise agreement with Loganair will end in October 2008. However, they will then have a codeshare agreement. What kind of differences will this make for passengers?

Passenger won't receive standard BA service as BA can't control the product anymore. I'm not saying better or worse, just different.

It also means several handling and FF changes.
Now Loganair will be a standalone airline and could have their own FF program instead of having to use BA's Executive Club.
Loganair flights, even booked on a BA code, won't be part of oneworld, thus only BA's Executive Club member will be able to get miles although they might not get tier status flying Loganair/BA codeshares (Aer Lingus, Alaska and Brussels are good examples).
Any oneworld Emerald and Sapphire cardholders won't have access to BA's lounges at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness as the flight won't be operated by a ow franchise anymore.
Also, flights involving connections onto other airlines might not be elegible for through check-in if BA is not the ticket handler anymore.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26845 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I heard that BA will take up some GB routes. Does anyone know if LGW-TFS will be maintained by BA ????

User currently offlineBAOPS777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1916 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
I heard that BA will take up some GB routes. Does anyone know if LGW-TFS will be maintained by BA ????

No I am afraid TFS will not continue in BA colours next summer. The routes BA will take over are:

LGW to Faro, Gibralter, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma and Tunis.

LHR to Faro and Malage.

Thats it for the routes that will fly in BA mainline colours next summer


User currently offlineAi2316 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1884 times:

Quoting BAOPS777 (Reply 14):
No I am afraid TFS will not continue in BA colours next summer. The routes BA will take over are:

LGW to Faro, Gibralter, Ibiza, Malaga, Palma and Tunis.

LHR to Faro and Malage.

Thats it for the routes that will fly in BA mainline colours next summer

It's a same BA are not continuing with the LGW-FNC route next summer.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Future Of BA @ LGW If Open Skies Goes Ahead? posted Wed Oct 26 2005 02:10:07 by Englandair
Future Of BA Under Walsh posted Wed Mar 9 2005 07:41:37 by Scotron11
Future Of BA NCL-LHR And NCL-LGW posted Tue Feb 12 2002 23:20:43 by GKirk
Future Of BA's Fleet posted Fri Oct 13 2000 06:36:19 by Mr.BA
Future Of Bmi As BA Franchise Carrier? posted Fri Apr 6 2007 11:12:10 by BestWestern
Possibility Of A BA/BD/AA Tie Up? posted Thu Oct 18 2007 06:25:38 by BAStew
Is This The Future Of Commercial Aviation? posted Wed Oct 10 2007 11:20:21 by Alberchico
Thoughts On Disposal Of BA's 767 & 747 posted Wed Oct 10 2007 08:56:26 by DC10BHX
Effect Of BA A 380 Order On Virgin posted Thu Sep 27 2007 18:57:44 by Behramjee
The Future Of Liverpool Airport (LPL) posted Sat Sep 22 2007 23:18:30 by Jwb2