Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 733 posts, RR: 4 Posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1700 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?
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1657 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."