Englandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3 Posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1775 times:
As British Midland continues to grow, and introduces more European aswell as US routes, would it be financially benificial for them to operate aircraft that could carry more passengers on short flights?
I ask this because BA & SAS have B767s designated to shorthaul flights, LH & Olympic fly A300s to LHR on a regular basis & many other airlines use widebodies on short flights.
Obviously passengers want frequency over capacity of a/c, but if it works for other airlines, why not for BD?
Ofcourse they've just spent alot of money on the A330s, but can you see them having a need for such a/c in the near future?
Also, I read today (on another website, not sure which) that BD will begin their own flights to Frankfurt. Currently they codeshare with LH, but are apparently going to fly there themselves.
Can anyone confirm this?
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1725 times:
they´ve been flying to frankfurt for quite some time now but that´s from birmingham and from the east midlands (ERJs), not from london, that´s all on LH.
i know for sure because i just checked current LH timetables and i got some pictures of a BD 735 when I took pictures in FRA last april.
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