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How Has BA Tripled Service To India?  
User currently offlineFanfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 54 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

Seems BA has been able to grow its service to India by nearly a factor of three - and no extra fleet. How did they manage this?

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User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

I am sure they would have cut some other destinations to cater to this market.


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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Remember that MEL was cut from the network which requires more aircraft to maintain a daily service via SIN.

Aircraft are also shuffled around the destinations to provide larger aircraft into India.

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User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

MEL was cut, and wasnt Riyadh cut a few months back?

User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2905 times:



Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 3):
MEL was cut, and wasnt Riyadh cut a few months back?

IIRC Riyadh was cut around 2 years ago way before MEL

I am very curious as to where BA are sourcing these aircraft from. I havnt noticed many reductions in routes or frequency and in another thread at the moment there is talk of BA adding extra frequency to EZE

Lee



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25978 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2885 times:



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 4):
Quoting COEI2007 (Reply 3):
MEL was cut, and wasnt Riyadh cut a few months back?

IIRC Riyadh was cut around 2 years ago way before MEL

BA eliminated HRE a few months ago.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8624 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2740 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 5):
BA eliminated HRE a few months ago.

true , but IIRC they used the extra capacity to increase SEA



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User currently offlineBongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2615 times:



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 4):
I am very curious as to where BA are sourcing these aircraft from. I havnt noticed many reductions in routes or frequency and in another thread at the moment there is talk of BA adding extra frequency to EZE

A simple answer could be better utilisation of the existing fleet. BA haven't in the past acheived anywhere near the flying hours of some rivals.


User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5316 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Don't forget they also moved a few 767's from Euro to International services about 2 years back which helped free up some 777 flying.

User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7737 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Here is a quote from the 'Directors' Report and Business Review' section on page 7 of BA's Annual Report 2006-07:

'Aircraft utilisation has also been increased , allowing the business to operate the same number of services in Summer 2007 as in Summer 2006 with one less operating aircraft. Increased aircraft utilisation and network restructuring has allowed the Group to reduce its mainline fleet. In the financial year 2007 the number of mainline aircraft in service has reduced by one with the retirement of an Airbus A320.'

Elsewhere in the report (page 33) it states that the Available Seat Km offered by BA grew from 144,194 million in 2006 to 148,321 million in 2007. So a growth in capacity of almost 2.9 per cent was achieved with one less aircraft through improved aircraft productivity.


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