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BA Cityflyer Add LCY To LYS And GVA  
User currently offlineBALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3682 times:

Just found this announcement on BA.COM

From 15 December 2008, passengers will be able to take advantage of two new winter snow destinations, Geneva and Lyon direct from London City airport.

This will bring the total number of destinations from London City Airport to 12.

With effect from 27 October 2008 we will be increasing our daily frequency to Glasgow from 4 to 5 flights a day.

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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2499 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3671 times:

I have been looking for these flights on ba.com or www.amadeus.com and I haven't seen anything. Do you know anything about the schedules?


Next flights : BRU-ZRH-CAI (LX)/ BRU-FCO-TLV (AZ)
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3627 times:

Interesting, given that they (BA) have cut their Grenoble and Lyon flights from Gatwick for this Winter.

User currently offlineLehovec From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 296 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3519 times:



Quoting BALHRWWCC (Thread starter):
Interesting, given that they (BA) have cut their Grenoble and Lyon flights from Gatwick for this Winter.

Probably due to ther fact that EZY is starting LYS from LGW, they decided to go to LCY. Not a bad decision if you ask me.


User currently offlineBALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Timetable is out

LYS ops Sat and Sun only ex LCY

Saturday flights depart LCY at 06:50 and landing back at 11:00

Sunday flights depart LCY at 13:05 and land into LCY at 17:15

Very sensible timetable and will complement the 3 x daily LHR flights. Adding much needed extra capacity on the two busiest days of the week.

GVA ops 4 x weekly (Mon, Thu, Fri and Sun)

Monday's slot is the BCN which will operate 5 x weekly instead of 6 and Thu and Fri is the
Early NCE flights slot which will mean NCE will operate 10 x weekly instead of 12.

Monday flight depart LCY at 09:15 and lands back at LCY at 14:25
Thursday and Friday flight departs LCY at 10:50 and lands back at LCY at at 15:35
Sunday flight departs LCY at 12:30 and lands back at LCY at 16:35


User currently onlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7479 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

The extra flights to and from GLA appear to be an early morning north bound flight (d. LCY 0650, a. GLA 0815) and a late evening south bound flight (d. GLA 2010, a. LCY 2140). This suggests that the a/c will overnight at LCY instead of GLA.

User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3057 times:



Quoting Lehovec (Reply 3):
Probably due to ther fact that EZY is starting LYS from LGW, they decided to go to LCY. Not a bad decision if you ask me.

Running away from the competition?

Ski flights generally make a packet for the airlines - even if they were to only operate flights on Saturdays/Sundays, or throughout the UK school half term week in Mid-February. The same way that BA themselves increase their Gatwick-Geneva flights from 3 daily during the week to 6 on Sundays throughout the Winter.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25205 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3051 times:



Quoting BALHRWWCC (Thread starter):
From 15 December 2008, passengers will be able to take advantage of two new winter snow destinations, Geneva and Lyon direct from London City airport.

BA's previous effort on LCY-GVA didn't last very long. Their frequency was no match for LX which is now 7 daily. AF (CityJet) wasn't operating when BA last served the route and are now up to 5 daily LCY-GVA.


User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2992 times:

I used to work for Cityflyer mk1. It was well known that the Chambery rotations during the winter made more profit than any of the year round schedules even though they were for 4 months only. Lot of money in ski flights if you pick the right markets. The LCY closure on weekends doesn't help though. I think Sion, Innsbruck, Geilo/Fagernes would work well but they'd need LCY to be open all day at weekends.

[Edited 2008-09-20 16:47:56]

[Edited 2008-09-20 16:49:42]

User currently offlineJoost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3168 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2798 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 6):
The same way that BA themselves increase their Gatwick-Geneva flights from 3 daily during the week to 6 on Sundays throughout the Winter.

On certain saturdays, U2 is even offering 9 flights from LGW, 9 from LTN and another 3 from STN to GVA. Talking about capacity...


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2774 times:



Quoting Joost (Reply 9):
On certain saturdays, U2 is even offering 9 flights from LGW, 9 from LTN and another 3 from STN to GVA. Talking about capacity...

Luton will actually have an incredible 10 easyJet flights to Geneva this Winter on Saturdays, meaning a total of 22 flights from London-Geneva by easyJet. Of the nine Gatwick flights, two will be operated by A320s, and one by an A321.

The ski flights are probably some of a select few routes that actually turn a profit for EZY over the Winter. Just look at the price they are charging for a return flight from Gatwick to Innsbruck over the February half term period (14th-21st) - around £937 including skis. And these aren't even the last seats on the flight, there are still 31 available.


User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2655 times:



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 10):
and one by an A321.

Thought the A321s were leaving the fleet in Nov 08.


User currently offlineBALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2464 times:



Quoting Richardw (Reply 11):
Thought the A321s were leaving the fleet in Nov 08.

If I remember rightly they where going to leave the U2 fleet in 4Q08 but they are now staying with U2 until at least the end of the Winter 08/09 timetable.


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