OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5494 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5213 times:
They might drop LGW if they can get enough slots, but LGW has it's own catchment area, ATL has a large amount of connecting opportunities available for those pax whose destination makes LGW their preferred airport for London. Several international carriers serve EWR and JFK, and the comparison between LHR and LGW and those NYC airports is very similar.
I would bet DL could add more to ATL-LHR if they wanted. (and if the economy pickes up i believe ATL-LHR will go 2x daily and ATL-LGW will stay 763 all year long....just IMHO)
AF and NW dropped SEA-LHR and LAX-LHR so thats two slots right there.....AF was going to add a flight to JFK-LHR with a 777 but didn't do it, i guess because of the econ.