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When Did BA Start Services To MEX And Cun?  
User currently offlineJARACO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

I want to know when did British Airways start services to both Mexico City and Cancun ?

Also I want to know why did they change the service from Gatwick to Heathrow.

Thank you

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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Firstly, I think the route to Cancun has been dropped (??) not sure though.

Secondly, I don't have the info as to when the MEX route was inaugaurated-some time in the early '90's perhaps??

Thirdly, when BA shifts a longhaul route from LGW to LHR, it is because that service is producing higher yields than expected-it thus makes sense to move high-yield ops to LHR, as BA's present philosophy is to focus on premium pax.

By relocating to LHR, it is partly doing it's premium customers a favour-LHR is closer to London, and offers many more connections for the First or Business Class passenger.

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlineJARACO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

I´m sorry Capt. but BA is still flying twice a week to Cancun.

BA flies every Monday and Friday from London/Gatwick to Cancun.

In fact they upgraded the service to 777 and retire the DC10


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Ok Jaraco, cool down, I made it clear I wasn't sure.

Thanks for your info; I probably confused Cancun for San Jose, Costa Rica, which was dropped after a while.

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2333 times:


BA started services to CUN within the last couple of years and MEX has been flown for quite some time. I shall attempt to find out exact dates for you. It is rumoured that CUN is to be dropped once operations by AML finish next year. MEX was initially moved to LGW when all South American routes were swapped from LHR but then returned to LHR. The excuse was slot availability for a longhaul flight? CUN operates on a 2 class 777 and MEX is operated on a 3 class 747-400.


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Aussiestu,

Thanks for your info too; just a quick correction-not all South American flights have been moved to LHR-Buenos Aires, Caracas & Bogota will remain at LGW for the time being.

EZE (Buenos Aires) is now operated by an FJY 777, as opposed to the 744 which used to be used.

Cheers
CP


User currently offlineJARACO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

WHAT DOES AML OPERATIONS MEANS

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Not sure, Augmented Mainline ops???

There is plenty on this in the search database.

Type in "AML", and you should find plenty of posts mentioning this service.

In the meantime, here is an extract from the BA website:

Getting rid of some of those small longhaul fleets at Gatwick, the most unpopular of which with our customers is the AML operation: this is a fleet of three 777 aircraft in a very high density configuration, which make compromises on seat width to pack seats in. We have decided that that is not supportive of the BA brand and product strategy and we are eliminating that fleet.

All aircraft flying out of Gatwick will be offering the full mainline product specification, albeit not every class in some cases.

Rgds,
CP



User currently offlineJARACO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

thank you capt.

you ´ve been very helpful


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

No problem.

It was a pleasure.

Rgds,
CP


User currently offlineLucifer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

AML is airline management limited: the cabin crew on these services are loaned from JMC airlines, wear BA uniform and fly with BA flight crew in a BA coloured aircraft. The inside layout is however different from mainline aircraft.

User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2297 times:


Thanks CP

Why did I say South American routes will be moved back to LHR???? To much to drink last night. Yes EZE BOG and CCS are still at LGW. For the time being as you rightly say? AML - Airline Management Limited. Loads of gossip on this one particularly that Robert Aylings wife had major shares in this - interesting? That all just gossip though. Roll on Spring 2002 when we will all know whats moving and whats not and whats stopping.


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Hi Aussiestu,

No problem.

When I said for the time being, I meant that BA would ultimately like to move it's entire LH network back to LHR-if & when it expands.

The twin-hub concept was a huge mistake by Rob Ayling, especially considering LGW is restricted to single R/W ops.

However, LHR is already at bursting point, so there is no option but to maintain slightly less-important routes @ LGW.

Cheers
CP


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