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Will BA Restart CCS/LHR  
User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3101 times:

Hi, I was wondering if BA will start again the flight from CCS/LHR? Venezuelans miss that flight very much. It is a nightmare to fly thru other Europeans destinations if you want to go to LHR. Why they decide to leave when flights were packed? If they say, that all the revenue came from BOG, then start the flight from BOG and at least we Venezuelans have the choice to fly from Colombia.

Anyway lets hope someday we will see the 400´s at MIQ


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User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3084 times:

Hey BA747, CCS was dropped because it did not have enough high yield Club/First passengers that BA traditionally aim for. And also because of the closer ties that developed with IB for LATAM traffic.

Saying that, I think BA's model has changed somewhat. Instead of chasing the corporate Business Class passenger nearly all the new long haul routes they are launching soon dont really 'fit' with the traditional model. Las Vegas, Madives and Sharm el Sheikh are all more leisure based and it seems BA is now chasing more leisure travellers to fill their Club World cabins. So who knows, maybe we will see a return to Venezuela.


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8375 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
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Britain being so closely associated with teh evil " Yankess" , BA may want to stay away from Venezuela. Mexico City and Sao Paulo provide BA with solid cities in Latin America, Iberia can handle the rest.

User currently offlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4395 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2834 times:



Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 2):
Britain being so closely associated with teh evil " Yankess" , BA may want to stay away from Venezuela.

That is one weird argument, not to name it something else. If BA sees a business case, they should go for it.

My bet is that BA won't be restarting the route anytime soon, maybe when the economy improves the story will be different. Also, 5th freedom rights between BOG and CCS would be great, since they didin't have those. They might want to go for a non-stop though, but I just don't see it coming. Specially if there is a BA/IB merger.

It is interesting tha BA isn't even codesharing with IB or AA to these points. It might have to do with bilateral restrictions, anyone have an insight?.

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 2):
Mexico City and Sao Paulo provide BA with solid cities in Latin America, Iberia can handle the rest.

What about Buenos Aires and Rio? Plus, none of the destinations BA has in latin america offer extensive coverage of the region for connections. (MEX is pretty much mexico only, GRU is south cone only...)



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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

How about CCS-London traffic via POS? Not an attractive connection airport for Venezuelans?


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2749 times:
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Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 4):
How about CCS-London traffic via POS? Not an attractive connection airport for Venezuelans?

MIA is more convenient since connecting onwards to LGW at POS would require an overnight stay in Trinidad on the return. BW will reduce POS-CCS-POS to a daily service instead of 10x weekly.


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11438 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2702 times:
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Quoting BA747 (Thread starter):
Hi, I was wondering if BA will start again the flight from CCS/LHR? Venezuelans miss that flight very much. It is a nightmare to fly thru other Europeans destinations if you want to go to LHR. Why they decide to leave when flights were packed? If they say, that all the revenue came from BOG, then start the flight from BOG and at least we Venezuelans have the choice to fly from Colombia.

CCS is a good market for oil. May be in the near future.

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 3):
What about Buenos Aires and Rio?

GIG is doing very well specially in C/J because of oil & gas and strong (and growing) British business in Rio. I expect that BA by next year increase the route to 5x weekly.
EZE is strong enough with 9,000 passengers a month to run a 4x/5x weekly also non-stop.

In my view, BA can try LIM due to the LP hub there. South America can off set in small size the traffic demand lost in North Atlantic.



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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8375 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
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Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 3):
What about Buenos Aires and Rio? Plus, none of the destinations BA has in latin america offer extensive coverage of the region for connections. (MEX is pretty much mexico only, GRU is south cone only...)

Rio and EZE would be good for nonstop operations but does the case exist for nonstop or continuing the one-stop. The slot situation at LHR may not be feasable for nonstop ops to these cities when the economy recovers.


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