The news is basically:
- LHR to DME to go 2x daily
- LHR to MAN to go 8x daily
- LHR to MME change of schedule
- LHR to LBA to go 4x daily (currently 5x daily)
- LHR to INV axed
- LHR to ALC axed (usually summer only)
- LHR to NCE axed (usually summer only)
Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
Cabinboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4544 times:
DME is served 3x daily by BA and SU fly to Shrementyvo 2 Airport from LHR 1x daily, sometimes 2x i believe so in total thats 7x daily flights from LHR to the Moscow area..quite allot really. Ive just come back from DME actually on BA and the flights both out and inbound were very quiet, in eco anyway!
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3964 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4375 times:
Quite a blow for INV. First they lost the BA service to LGW and now also the BD flights to LHR (plus Ryanair to LPL). So the floks in the Highlands are left with the likes of Easyjet and Flybe when it comes to flights to London and onwards from there....
BCA2005 From India, joined Sep 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4366 times:
Quoting Cabinboy (Reply 2): DME is served 3x daily by BA and SU fly to Shrementyvo 2 Airport from LHR 1x daily, sometimes 2x i believe so in total thats 7x daily flights from LHR to the Moscow area..quite allot really. Ive just come back from DME actually on BA and the flights both out and inbound were very quiet, in eco anyway!
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4317 times:
Well at least they still have a good reliable service from easyJet in to LGW and LTN. It's not the same as LHR, but at least it is reliable, and quite affordable. Used it a few times, and never had any problems with the punctuality and service. With BD having a buy-on-board service, I can't imagine there is much difference onboard.
SeansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 843 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4293 times:
I think Moscow is a good market to get on, I flew SU SVO-LHR and the entire premium cabin was filled with oil workers coming home. BD do at least seem now to be focused on growing medium haul services rather than just various odd routes.
Orion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4084 times:
Tragic to hear of the cancellation of BDs LHR-INV, I remember DA having this as their sole route from LHR and building traffic up to a huge extent offering a high level of on board service and it was a profitable route for them.
BrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3917 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3632 times:
Im glad to see LBA has survived. My guess is AMS and BRU will be next to go.
Quoting Orion737 (Reply 16): No doubt one of the 'older' babies yes. those 733s are hardly babies more like pensioners.
Well at least the antique 735s are gone. Some of them were absolutely minging inside and out. They were badly and sadly in need of a cabin refurb, with their mismatching seats, cabin wall panels and bulkheads. The ex U2 birds are much, much nicer. I think they have some ex CO/Buzz ones too?
btw, where did the 735s go?
Next flights: MAN-ORK-LHR(EI)-MAN(BD); MAN-LHR(BD)-ORK (EI); DUB-ZRH-LAX (LX) LAX-YYZ (AC) YYZ-YHZ-LHR(AC)-DUB(BD)
Not too surprising, but a tragic illustration of how BD have completely lost the plot. BA manages to fill 4 or 5 daily flights LHR-NCE (757/A320/A319 in winter, 767/757 in summer), plus one from LGW, and U2 have god knows how many dailies from LGW, LTN and STN, and yet BD couldn't support a single daily A320 on the route. That's inexplicable. Time for AF to start the route in their own right again (and not just a Cityjet 146 to LCY).