Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
BAA Price Increases: Effect On UK Market?  
User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 733 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

As this is my 500th posting I thought I'd start a new topic for discussion. There have been many threads asking why airlines are so keen on serving only London, and Heathrow in particular, rather than also offering flights to other UK airports, especially Manchester.

BAA have just been given permission to raise charges at Heathrow and Gatwick very significantly. Much has been made of LHR's higher yielding traffic, so my question is this - will substantial cost increases at LHR and LGW make airlines reconsider whether they should look elsewhere in the UK where costs are lower?

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1675 times:

It wont make the slightest difference. Airlines and passengers want to use LHR and LGW and will continue whatever the cost

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19203 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

What should be looked into is the average expected per-passenger price increase. For example, if X pays GBP100 for a return, how will he be affected by the BAA price increase if the airline he flies passes the cost onto him? If it's low, which it is almost bound to be, then it probably won't even be acknowledged or cared about.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 733 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1648 times:



Quoting Antonovman (Reply 1):
It wont make the slightest difference. Airlines and passengers want to use LHR and LGW and will continue whatever the cost



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
For example, if X pays GBP100 for a return, how will he be affected by the BAA price increase if the airline he flies passes the cost onto him?

Fine. It won't make any difference and the airlines will just pass it on to the pax anyway.

So why are the airlines up in arms about this then if it won't cost them anything?


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
$100 Oil - Effect On Airlines? posted Wed Oct 24 2007 10:08:57 by Bmacleod
Sukhoi Superjet And Its Chances On The Market? posted Mon Oct 8 2007 08:22:46 by CptRegionalJet
Euro Vs Dollar Effect On Flights Over The Pond posted Sat Sep 29 2007 14:14:31 by Timo007
A330-200 Availability On The Market? posted Tue Aug 28 2007 21:22:11 by CEO@AFG
VLJ Report - Effect On US National Airspace System posted Sun Aug 26 2007 22:44:20 by CitationJet
Cocaine Found On UK Bound Flight From Lagos posted Thu Aug 9 2007 03:31:32 by Enginenoise
Security Checks On UK Domestic Flights posted Wed Jul 4 2007 23:29:17 by Boysteve
BAA To Improve Security At UK Airports posted Wed Mar 28 2007 08:27:30 by ANother
EU-US Open Skies: Effect On Pt-to-pt Vs Hub-hub? posted Thu Mar 22 2007 16:43:45 by NYC777
Cheapest Aircraft On The Market-the Bargains posted Thu Jan 25 2007 21:07:08 by Curious