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BA To PFO (Cyprus) From March?  
User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4186 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.


CY@Uk
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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

I do hope BA fly there. I returned from PFO on the GT flight a few days ago, and it was a wonderful flight! It would be a shame if no more BA service were available.

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Well, the good news is that on BA.com, the flights to paphos are now loaded and ready for sale.

Timetable :

LGW-PFO 1234567 20:30 - 03:00+ 737
PFO-LGW 1234567 03:50 - 06:35 737

And the other news is that BA is launching its own red eye flights to Malta as well :

LGW-MLA 1234567 21:55 - 02:10+ 737
MLA-LGW 1234567 05:25 - 07:30 737

Will we hear something about CMN?



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4036 times:



Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 2):
Well, the good news is that on BA.com, the flights to paphos are now loaded and ready for sale.

Are they? I can't find them. The only PFO flights on ba.com seem to be the GT ones until the end of March.



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27241 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

Flights start 1st July and are open for sale .Flights cease on 25th October.

[Edited 2008-01-03 06:27:05]

User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

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.


upcoming flights LHR-LAX-HNL-SFO-LHR
User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3893 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?



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3881 times:



Quoting LGWspeedbird (Reply 5):
BA will now fly to Alicante, Antalya, Faro, Genoa, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Malaga, Malta, Palma, Paphos, Poznan, Tunis and Warsaw.

Don't forget these are in place of Aberdeen, Nice, Prague, Reykjavik and Split.

I've just had a look at the LGW to PFO timings - arr PFO 0300, depart 0350. Awful timings!!



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3869 times:



Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 6):
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?

Not sure on that one, i have a friend thats lgw crew i shall ask them.

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 7):
I've just had a look at the LGW to PFO timings - arr PFO 0300, depart 0350. Awful timings!!

Had not seen the timings had only just read the internal email.



upcoming flights LHR-LAX-HNL-SFO-LHR
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3040 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3852 times:



Quoting Vasu (Reply 1):
I returned from PFO on the GT flight a few days ago

Were the loads still as light as when you asked about them, or had they filled up a little?

Shamu



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3757 times:



Quoting LGWspeedbird (Reply 8):
Not sure on that one, i have a friend thats lgw crew i shall ask them.

I thought you were a LGW crew...

Quoting LGWspeedbird (Reply 8):
Had not seen the timings had only just read the internal email.

Any other good news?! CMN, TFS?



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3699 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.


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3618 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!

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles...ba-to-operate-gatwick-malta-flight


User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3613 times:



Quoting BBADXB (Reply 12):
What's great too is that I really like the schedules

So the MLA timings are similar to the PFO timings - through the night. But I wonder how many BA passengers will appreciate travelling in the middle of the night?!



Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3598 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.

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3576 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...



Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

I do not mind overnight flying at all, especially when my departure airport has no direct flight to my final destination!

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3047 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3544 times:



Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 2):
Timetable :

LGW-PFO 1234567 20:30 - 03:00+ 737
PFO-LGW 1234567 03:50 - 06:35 737

And the other news is that BA is launching its own red eye flights to Malta as well :

LGW-MLA 1234567 21:55 - 02:10+ 737
MLA-LGW 1234567 05:25 - 07:30 737

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.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3523 times:



Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 13):
I wonder how many BA passengers will appreciate travelling in the middle of the night?!



Quoting AIR MALTA (Reply 15):
I don't think I would appreciate flying in the middle of night!

Those BA 737s don't have any IFE whatsoever (compared to the GB A32Xs)... maybe a few hours of sleep is what the passengers need!  Silly


User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3474 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Flights start 1st July and are open for sale.October

Correct. Phileleftheros newspaper confirmed today with local BA representative that flights will start on 1st July 2008 on a daily basis.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Flights cease on 25th October.

The representative added that according to the BA plan the flights will continue into winter as well but with reduced frequencies.

The plan reminds me of LH who started limited flights from MUC to LCA during summer 2007 (possibly to test the market) and now they are starting a regular service from 27th March 2008.



CY@Uk
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3442 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
User currently offlineCYatUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

I just hope that the old Terminal at PFO will be able to cope with the additional traffic. The new terminal will be opening in November 2008.


CY@Uk
User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3759 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3329 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 17):
Wow that is a long route for one of those elderly 737's BA operate

Which versions?


User currently offlineBAW217 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

These routes will be operated by 737-400's.

Come next summer or Winter 09, these will probably be A319 operated.

Cheers


User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3226 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-
31 Vasu : Ahha... yes much better timings!
32 AIR MALTA : And the LHR-AGP won't be operated during winter. So I guess they will use the slots for other services!
33 Spetouss : Any idea about the equipment to be used on the Winter schedule ? B734 or A319/320 ?
34 AIR MALTA : It is early to say but I assume it will the 734 which will operate those routes!
35 AIR MALTA : It is early to say but I assume it will the 734 which will operate those routes!
36 Hotelmode : Its 734 initially then A319. The 319 will be able to take more pax than the 73 out of PFO. Malta isnt clear yet.
37 BBADXB : I am somewhat surprised to see BA operating just 4x weekly to Malta for the winter schedule. Surely with daytime flights, the demand for a daily servi
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