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User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 724 times:

Would it be "against the rules" (hah) for a US airline to set up a 'hub' at Stansted? The flights would only operate from US gateways to Stansted...

Any other ideas/comments?

Thanks,

FLY777UAL

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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 692 times:

Sounds like a good idea to me. But the trouble would be to get people, especially Londoners, out to Stansted. As Stansted is considered a 'tertiary' airport, or airport that is far away from city. Stansted is far compared to Heathrow and Gatwick. But other than that a Stansted hub would be a good idea.


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User currently offlineAirbus Boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 685 times:

If you went throw all the CAA licenses and got a Brit to help you with citizernship.
Dave


User currently offlinePurdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 677 times:

While US carriers are allowed to operate US-Stansted, I don't think that it would work well. In the early 90's, American flew to Stansted, but they dropped that service in favor of added LHR/LGW service. I think that Stansted service would only work for an airline that didn't fly to any other London airports, and even then most of the passengers would probably be Americans who ae just loyal to the airline. Stansted really isn't convenient enough to the city, from what I understand, for passengers to choose it over Heathrow or Gatwick.

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