David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7259 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
I think they are still waiting for UK government approval, but I am 99% certain that the bmi flights will be transferred over to LHR as soon as LHR is opened up as they have no feeder traffic at LGW as they have at MAN and LHR.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
well, somehow i doubt that bmi is really interested in operating such flights from LGW. they´ve got absolutely no operations at LGW and would have not feed. there might enough O&D for these routes, but it would cost bmi a great deal to establish handling and maintenance operations for the first time and LGW.
but who knows, someone else could take care about that...
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
N175dz From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 274 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
I would be suprised to see BMI operating long-haul out of LGW as they have no flights there currently, as Johnnybgoode stated. It would also be a huge concession to BA and Oneworld about the flight for BMI to operate l/h from LHR. Why bother setting up ops at LGW, just to move them to LHR when they can. Expensive.
Also, BMI don't have the a/c to be setting up lots of new routes yet. I know they have another couple of A330-243's on order, but they'll need to order some more soon, surely? Maybe we'll even see some A340s for long-haul heading east? I hope so.
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