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BA Launch 3 New LCY Routes  
User currently offlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 805 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 14047 times:

British Airways are to launch services to Menorca, Angers and Quimper from LCY from May 25th. Menorca & Angers will operate 3 weekly with Quimper going twice weekly.

LCY now has links to quite a few regional French airports.

http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/ba-adds-more-london-city-routes

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User currently offlinerichcandy From UK - England, joined Aug 2001, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 14004 times:

A lot of second home owners will be pleased!

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 14013 times:

Quoting seansasLCY (Thread starter):
Angers and Quimper

Interesting! Two French routes that aren't otherwise flown from any LON airport.

Have Angers and Quimper previously been served from LON?



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User currently offlinerichcandy From UK - England, joined Aug 2001, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13899 times:

Might be wrong (not too sure) but I "thought" Ryanair flew to STN from Quimper a few years ago.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 13828 times:

Quoting seansasLCY (Thread starter):
British Airways are to launch services to Menorca, Angers and Quimper from LCY from May 25th. Menorca & Angers will operate 3 weekly with Quimper going twice weekly.

Oh boy am I happy at MAH being launched. Not without some expectation, but still very happy! 


Dan  

[Edited 2012-02-07 03:11:15]


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User currently offlineLiverpoolA380 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 13274 times:

Do yout hink BA will ever run LCY routes to MAN again?

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 13254 times:

Quoting LiverpoolA380 (Reply 5):

Did they ever?


User currently offlineLiverpoolA380 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2012, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 13229 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 6):

Apologies I think it was Vueling wasnt it? Even so would BA ever consider it?


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 13209 times:

Quoting LiverpoolA380 (Reply 7):
Apologies I think it was Vueling wasnt it? Even so would BA ever consider it?

VLM, not Vueling.


Dan  



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 13210 times:

Quoting LiverpoolA380 (Reply 7):
Apologies I think it was Vueling wasnt it? Even so would BA ever consider it?

VLM did LCY MAN


User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12910 times:

Very good news indeed. However, with the IB merger I thought BA might wanna look again at ALC, VLC, SVQ, XRY or MJV...


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12836 times:

Nearly all the recent route announcments have been for Leisure routes. Has all the potential expansion to more Business destinations dried up?

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12791 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 11):
Nearly all the recent route announcments have been for Leisure routes. Has all the potential expansion to more Business destinations dried up?

I think for new Business Routes to open, you would need to invest in new planes to offer the early morning departures and late afternoon returns. All new routes are operated in the middle of the day to optimize fleet usage. And I think every major business center is now connected to LCY.



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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12772 times:
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Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Oh boy am I happy at MAH being launched

- Me too, a random date in June gives £181 return, not too bad, Easyjet for the same dates is £360!



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User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3074 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 11160 times:

Quoting LiverpoolA380 (Reply 7):
Quoting lhr380 (Reply 6):

Apologies I think it was Vueling wasnt it? Even so would BA ever consider it?


There would be no point, as soon as the West Coast main line was fixed, all the point to point traffic that had used VLM from both LPL and MAN got the train, it's a no brainer.


User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10903 times:

Interesting that two French regional destinations have been chosen, instead of other holiday destinations in Spain, Italy etc. This is distinctly CityJet territority.

User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 9398 times:

Good to see BA expanding their links at LCY. All they now need to do is acquire some more A318's and get more LH routes rolling :P

GCPET



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User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8251 times:

Quoting LiverpoolA380 (Reply 5):
Do yout hink BA will ever run LCY routes to MAN again?


Good point. I don't think they ever did, as has been mentioned VG used to do the service. But I've been wondering the same as you, why don't they do MAN-LCY?



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User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7641 times:

Quoting LuftyMatt (Reply 17):
Good point. I don't think they ever did, as has been mentioned VG used to do the service. But I've been wondering the same as you, why don't they do MAN-LCY?

The train has decimated domestic air traffic between London and Manchester. There's no way air travel can compete with the frequency and speed of the upgraded train service.


User currently offlineEuroWings From UK - England, joined Sep 2011, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7452 times:

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 18):
The train has decimated domestic air traffic between London and Manchester. There's no way air travel can compete with the frequency and speed of the upgraded train service.

No question about it - central London to central Manchester every 20 minutes taking just over 2 hours.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7194 times:

Quoting EuroWings (Reply 19):
No question about it - central London to central Manchester every 20 minutes taking just over 2 hours.

Absolutely! If you're travelling rough centre-to-centre, the train, with its impressive frequency, pretty short durations, and generally much more pleasurable experience for such a trip, makes MAN-LCY completely uncompetitive and uneconomic.



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User currently offlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 805 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 7112 times:

I would love BA to operate NQY-LCY. The train takes 5hrs +.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6967 times:

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 21):
I would love BA to operate NQY-LCY. The train takes 5hrs +.

Reminds me of SZ's NQY-PLH-LCY services: http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Airl...e/story-12688965-detail/story.html

I managed to get LCY-PLH-NQY-PLH-LCY for £49 all-in (or something like that). Not bad.

In 2010 (April-December), per the CAA*, 18,680 flew LCY-NQY-LCY with WOW.

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/80/airport...om_Air_Pax_Route_Analysis_2010.pdf

[Edited 2012-02-07 13:09:49]


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User currently offlineLuftyMatt From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6967 times:

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 18):
The train has decimated domestic air traffic between London and Manchester. There's no way air travel can compete with the frequency and speed of the upgraded train service.

Ah I see thanks, makes sense I suppose. I wondered if that may have been the reason  

[Edited 2012-02-07 13:12:49]


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User currently offlinealasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6943 times:

I wonder if INV-LCY is a possibility?

25 eljonno : Amen to that! The trains are such a pain in the ass from Cornwall! I wish they'd reinstate NQY-LGW. I loved turning up at NQY and seeing a BA 737 the
26 seansasLCY : If the service operated all year round on weekdays that equals roughly 18680 / 261 weekdays = 71.5 passengers per day or 35 passengers per flight on
27 flycro : Does the route LCY-FCO exist?
28 Post contains images PlymSpotter : The ASW flights to LCY were a huge missed, or rather ignored, opportunity. The loads going up to London in the morning and back to the South West in t
29 Viscount724 : No but Milan is a much larger business market than Rome and there is twice-daily LCY-LIN service (CityJet Avro RJ85s).
30 Post contains images Chimborazo : The train taking 10% of the traffic from LON to MAN made it uneconomic for airlines to continue service...?
31 seansasLCY : This service will shortly become an Alitalia EMB190 service. I believe Rome was served by Cityjet for a short while but then suspended.
32 flycro : In terms of business destinations I would have though FCO would have been a possibility. If WAW was tried, surely BA could give Rome a try or Venice f
33 nclmedic : Great news for BA and so good to see LCY being seriously utilised now. There's a definite market for Londoners using these routes and beats having an
34 AIR MALTA : I think these routes have been started while frequencies to PMI and Ibiza are shrinking. Can anyone confirm?
35 Post contains links seansasLCY : Swiss is also to move its Basel services from LHR to LCY. LCY will once again receive two daily flights to Basel. Nice to see Swiss expanding again at
36 VV701 : Last summer BA Cityflyer operated 5 times a week from LCY to IBZ: BA8461 E90: d. 12:05 Day 1, 06:40 Day 5 and 13:40 Day 7 BA8463 E70: d. 15:00 Day 1,
37 clydenairways : AIr One i think
38 richardw : It will be interesting to see if BA Cityflyer stops doing the weekend summer charters for tour operators and perhaps does their own weekend W summer f
39 lhr380 : These happen from GLA and not LCY due to LCYs runway closing over the weekends.
40 Eagleboy : Doubt we will see more of this operation. LCY-JFK is such a narrow market niche. Perhaps it could work with Boston or Washington DC. But the Wall St.
41 richardw : I'm aware of this. CityJet does W flights at weekends, so it is not unheard of.
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