AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2411 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 14108 times:
I was looking through ba.com and it seems that there are some changes to the BA Summer schedule for 2010. Highlights are :
- A 2nd daily flight to TIP departaing LHR late afternoon and returing the following morning.
- Extra 5 weekly flights to JNB are kept (19 weekly flights in total).
- The early EDI-LHR flight is kept for the Summer season so LON-EDI-LON is up 1 daily compared to last summer.
- LHR-TLS for the first time in Summer at 3 daily
- LHR-VCE is back while LHR-PSA is kept at 2 daily for the first time in Summer
All BMI code shares can not be booked at the moment. Does that mean that the cooperation is over?
Babybus From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3629 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 days ago) and read 13814 times:
Quoting AIR MALTA (Thread starter): A 2nd daily flight to TIP departaing LHR late afternoon and returing the following morning.
Last time I looked that flight stops and starts through 2010. It operates now for the Christmas rush, then stops for the quiet Feb period then picks up again for Easter.
One of the problems with it is that the times don't suit the people who will be using it; guys in the oil industry,who tend to arrive in Tripoli mid morning for departure back to London. Not sure who's going to be able to use it.
They should have put on a TIP-MAN flight instead.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2411 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13629 times:
Quoting Babybus (Reply 1): Last time I looked that flight stops and starts through 2010. It operates now for the Christmas rush, then stops for the quiet Feb period then picks up again for Easter.
Is there that big demand between LON and TIP? I did not even notice that the 2nd daily flight is operating this winter and BA surely did not advertise this service at all. They haven't even said anything about the 3rd daily LHR-TLS flight.
It's certainly been growing since Libya opened itself back up. I went there back in 2002 when it was 3x weekly out of LGW, then it moved to LHR and subsequently went daily. The oil industry is clearly one of the obvious drivers - so there will be coach loads of ex-pat oil field workers coming off rotation in the desert periodically - and I believe there has been quite significant UK involvement in rebuilding the Libyan banking system. Aside from which, there are an increasing number of specialist tourism companies that promote Libya as a tourist destination.
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AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2411 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13140 times:
Quoting EI320 (Reply 2): The BA/BD codeshares are coming to an end early next year IIRC.
What amazes me is that BA is not even sharing codes with RJ to AMM and beyond. They are OW partners and do nopt have a sinlge code shared flight. BA is to me the airline which shares codes the least with its partners. BA and JL are not even cooperating on the LON-TYO market. Now that JL is threatening to go to DL, BA is claiming that it will increase its cooperation with JL. It might be too late then. It is bug time BA started better cooperating with its partners.
They have not made a threat?
DL and Skyteam offered them a deal for help with financing, as have AA and its Oneworld partners, and others I think.
They would of course be very silly to not look at the deal. But would be stupid not to look at the Oneworld deal either, or any deal they get offered.
BA has a decent codeshare network. On internals in North and South American, in Japan, in Australia (A HBO MEL service comes to mind I had to deal with the other day) and in a lot of other places so I don't agree with your statement that BA is not cooperating with its partners. Just look at what it is wanting to do with AA and IB, I would call that cooperating?