CYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 809 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3665 times:
Cypriot Newspaper Pfileleftheros reports today that BA came to an agreement with Hermes Airports and Pafos Local Authorities to launch flights from London (I guess LGW) to Pafos starting in March. The deal is to be announced during the coming weeks.
If true, this will be very good news for PFO which will be getting all the former GT routes via EZY plus new BA flights from London.
Lufthansa have also announced that from March they will be launching flights from MUC to LCA following the popularity of the FRA route giving even more connection opportunities.
The new operator of Cypriot Airports (Hermes Airports) have announced that according to unofficial records 2007 must have broken all records with regard to passenger usage of LCA and PFO terminals.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2409 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3372 times:
Quoting LGWspeedbird (Reply 5): Yup yup we are starting MLA from march 2008 and PFO from the 1st July, so BA will now fly to Alicante, Antalya, Faro, Genoa, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Malaga, Malta, Palma, Paphos, Poznan, Tunis and Warsaw.
What about CMN?! EZY is not selling the route. I think BA should maintain some presence in Morocco.
I have noticed that the layover in Malta is quite long (3 hours). What does the crew do? It is quite hard to keep awake. Do you think there will be a crew change?
Vasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3808 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3178 times:
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 9): Were the loads still as light as when you asked about them, or had they filled up a little?
Interesting you should say... both flights seemed near 100% load! (including the one which only the week before was 12 in Y on an A320)! Is it possible to look up what the load was? Why did it fill up so much at last minute? Still a great couple of flights though, really good crews and comfy seats.
BBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3097 times:
Hehehe! Lately, the answers to my prayers have been coming true one by one! Yesterday's edition of The Times of Malta quotes BA at Malta saying that BA mainline are starting flights to Malta from Gatwick. This is in addition to the flights that U2 is taking over from GT. What's great too is that I really like the schedules: the flight leaves Gatwick bound for Malta late in the evening and lands back in Gatwick from Malta early in the morning. I would have preferred the flight to leave Malta after a quick turnaround so as to make it into LGW in time for all the early morning departures, giving the crew an earlier arrival back home, but I am not complaining about this nice development!
BBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3077 times:
I, for one, love their schedules and would have preferred a 0300 departure ex MLA so as to be able to make the connections to all of my favourite destinations, such as FAO and the like, but then again, I am just one of many... and it is never going to be possible to please everyone.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2409 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3055 times:
Quoting BBADXB (Reply 14): I, for one, love their schedules and would have preferred a 0300 departure ex MLA so as to be able to make the connections to all of my favourite destinations, such as FAO and the like, but then again, I am just one of many... and it is never going to be possible to please everyone.
But all LGW operation is meant to be a point to point operation. I don't think I would appreciate flying in the middle of night! Tough schedule...
Wow that is a long route for one of those elderly 737's BA operate...
With easyJet taking over GB Airways and BA attempting to offer the same routes with their own metal, it seems that have had to operate some horrible schedules to these detstinations. But I suppose this is the only way, without them adding additional aircraft to the fleet and flying them overnight when the aircrafts wiould usually be rested up overnight.
Sam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
Quoting CYatUK (Reply 19): The representative added that according to the BA plan the flights will continue into winter
I expect the BA timetable at LGW to have a significant restructuring for winter 2008 - a lot of the ex GT destinations will probably be moved to more convenient times whilst I wouldn't be surprised to see frequency reductions in other BA routes.
Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2409 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2705 times:
Quoting BAW217 (Reply 23): Come next summer or Winter 09, these will probably be A319 operated.
Wouldn't the A319 be a reduction in capacity especially in Summer ? I think A320s would have better worked with LGW : offering some rock bottom fares to compete with LCCs plus enough seats with high Y yiedls and Club section...
Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
25 OA260: Yes it will be interesting to see if they do well. I hope so . Cyprus tourism are expecting a increase beit small in tourist figures for 2008. Partly
26 Sam1987: I notice from the UK domestic timetable that some LGW to NQY rotations in the summer are timetabled to be operated by an A319. Does this mean LGW wil
27 HeeBeeGB: LGW and new in the same sentence? Those at Waterside would have a heart attack if they read that
28 TristarSteve: Two of the LHR based A319 will operate out of LGW in Summer 08. They will be rotated every week.
29 Theginge: The new airbuses, 320's I think, are coming to LHR, and as they arrive increasing numbers of A319's will be sent down to Gatwick to operate from there
30 AIR MALTA: Well now we have a priliminary winter schedule for the former GT routes including Malta and PFO with better timings : LGW-MLA 1-3-56- 10:00 14:05 MLA-