BALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2550 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
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 6631 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2520 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.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4096 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2372 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.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21498 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2366 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.
Hotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 459 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2307 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.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4096 posts, RR: 13 Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2089 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.