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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1811 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

Does anyone have any info on this, just out of interest. We havent seen an order from them in a while, i think their last was in June/July last year. The A332's they ordered on that occasion were deferred i think, does anyone know why? Also are they planning another order soon? I presume any order for aircraft would be for expansion as they have a fairly new fleet.


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User currently offlineADRIANGALT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

BD have been longing to offer longhaul service from LHR for a long time. They ordered a bunch of A330 a few years ago and then were denied the rights to fly. Plan B was put in place and they offered MAN-ORD and MAN-IAD I believe utilising 3 A330's. One aircraft was leased out to another carrier after sometime ( cannot re-call who, SA I think? ) BD have since launch India services from LHR and still long to offer transatlantic flight from there too. BD dropped the MAN-IAD service to use that aircraft out of LHR. They did deffer the rest of the airbus order but I think they would like them now, as it's all change!!!!

User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting ADRIANGALT (Reply 1):

BD no longer fly LHR-BOM
current long-haul flights from LHR are Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh
of course that has all changed with the acquisition of British Mediterranean.
BD also recently launched CAI and TLV.

User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2076 times:

As Danfearn77 is from the United Kingdom, pop down to W H Smith or similar and get this months Airliner World.

There is a big article about BMI and their plans in there.

User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

BD is, from my understanding, holding back on further long haul ops from LHR for the time being. The ongoing tryst between LH and BD will be resolved in the next year or two (no-one seems to know the exact terms of the deal between the two) but if the ownership of BD changes it is possible that then they'll be in a better position to invest in more long haul a/c. LH could start to invest, and perhaps A332s could arrive (new, or maybe displaced from elsewhere in the Star Alliance).

Right now, the former BMED mid-haul routes seem to be holding stable if not doing well, and the MAN flights across the pond are extremely popular. With limited resources (just 3 A332, two in three-class and one in two-class config, and precious room for tech back-ups) BD are doing ok out of long haul, but I wouldn't expect any new aircraft for l/h in the next year or so. A few new planes are joining mid-haul, including G-MEDN - the first A321 to carry the newest shiny bmi livery.

But then, who am I to predict BD's plans...?  Wink

User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1811 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting Jamesontheroad (Reply 4):
and the MAN flights across the pond are extremely popular.

Yeh these flights do seem very popular, what are the chances of more longer haul routes from MAN if not LHR?

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 3):

Thanks Plainsailing!

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