Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3662 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
Bongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 4305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3372 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.
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8666 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3080 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.