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BA Winter 12/13 Charters  
User currently offlinerichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

Does BA operate many ski and other charters for this coming winter?

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User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

British Airways will operate a couple of charter flights during the W12/13 season on behalf of Mark Warner Holidays. Flights will operate weekly from 16 December to 07th April

The Schedule is currently as follows:

Gatwick to Grenoble

BA9218C LGW 10:00 GNB 12:55 737 7

BA9219C GNB 13:45 LGW 14:40 737 7

Gatwick to Friedrichshafen

BA9216C LGW 07:00 FDH 09:35 737 7

BA9217C FDH 10:25 LGW 11:00 737 7

Heathrow to Grenoble

BA9224C LHR 10:30 GNB 13:20 320 7

BA9225C GNB 14:20 LHR 15:20 320 7


User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2177 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

In the past bmi operated some charter flights from LGW and MAN to GVA for the past few winters.

Are these not returning this year?


User currently offlinerichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3745 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Interesting that there appears to be not enough demand for a winter sun charter, season may be too short and flight sector too long.

User currently offlinebongodog1964 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 3527 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

Quoting richardw (Reply 3):
Interesting that there appears to be not enough demand for a winter sun charter, season may be too short and flight sector too long.

I think the travel companies who specialise in "winter sun" have plenty of their own metal to operate the flights operating from their usual bases. BA's charter work appears almost exclusively to be weekend use of otherwise unutilised slots and aircraft, operating either from LHR or LCY
Additionally "winter sun" appears to be a very low yield operation, I doubt they do much more than cover the direct costs of the flight and hotel, certainly not enough fat to pay for BA operating from LHR. Skiing is entirely different, the clients are spending far more money, and likely to want the convenience of a LHR or LCY departure.


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

Surprised Barrhead Travel (who exclusively used BA) for some of their summer program hadn't decided to use BACF for some Winter Sun or Ski flights. The feedback by all accounts has been great and passengers have been delighted with the Embs particularly the legroom.

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