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Any Plans For BA To Fly To Split?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1251 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

I wondered if BA have any plans to fly to Split? I know they fly to Dubrovnik already (anyone know how well this route does?), but I think Split would do quite well, say 3 x weekly LGW-SPU with the B734.

Croatia seems to be becoming more and more popular year by year, with many middle-class families going sailing around the islands, Hvar etc.

Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineseansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
I know they fly to Dubrovnik already (anyone know how well this route does?),

Dubrovnik always seems to be quite cheap on the BA website. I've seen Club Europe for £65ow for so many dates.


User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 1):
Dubrovnik always seems to be quite cheap on the BA website. I've seen Club Europe for £65ow for so many dates.

Really? Wow. That is cheap! I'm just looking now and the cheapest one-way flight on a Saturday in June (before the schools break up!) is £128....quite pricey really?


User currently offlinejet72uk From UK - England, joined Oct 2011, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

BA used to fly LGW-SPU but it was dropped some years back.

User currently offlineadriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 527 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Quoting seansasLCY (Reply 1):
Dubrovnik always seems to be quite cheap on the BA website. I've seen Club Europe for £65ow for so many dates.
Quoting 8herveg (Reply 2):
the cheapest one-way flight on a Saturday in June (before the schools break up!) is £128....quite pricey really?

In the winter flights to Dubrovnik are quite cheap. British Airways have absolutely no direct competition from London to the Dalmatian coast in Winter. The demand is weak (but there) and in reality its a miricle that they fly the route all year. Its a very welcome connection for anyone who needs to get to Montenegro or Hercegovina from the UK as the other options involve changing in Zagreb or Belgrade or half day drives from the nearest major airport.

British Airways used to fly Gatwick-Split three times per week. This was before the arrival of Easyjet and Wizzair direct to Split and Ryanair to Zadar which is only 1hour away by motorway. I guess yields dropped and they decided to deploy the aircraft elsewhere. It sure is a shame that there aren't direct flights in the wiinter. I'm sure Easyjet could fill a once weekly flight

Over the years British Airways have had a large network in the former Yugoslavia:
Belgrade = dropped 2011
Ljubljana = dropped late 1990s
Zagreb = dropped in middle 2000s and restarted (although nobody believes for long) in 2012
Sarajevo = operated for a year or so in the 2000s
Skopje = dropped ages ago
pristina = operated from about 2000 until 2012


User currently offlinesantos From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2007, 741 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I think £129 is not a bad price considering it's a weekend and it's June. Market is too competitive, easyjet flies from LGW & STN, Wizzair from Luton, Norwegian Airlines will start in mid April from LGW and Croatia Airlines operates from LHR/LGW during the summer. Dubrovnik does have some cheape fares during the winter, but high fares during the summer season.

User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Quoting santos (Reply 5):
I think £129 is not a bad price considering it's a weekend and it's June

£129 one-way, not return. I think it's pretty expensive personally.


User currently offlineBOCHORA From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Hahaha I thought this was some joke related to 'To Fly To Serve'..

'To Fly To Split'


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3367 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):
I know they fly to Dubrovnik already (anyone know how well this route does?)

I flew this route just before Xmas...flight is only twice weekly in the winter, but was pretty full. Fares were very low (£129 rtn in Club). I'm sure in peak season, BA should make an SPU flight for at least 2/3 weekly - but don't OU already fly that route in the summer?



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User currently offlineflycro From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Easyjet have upto 3 flights a day from London (LGW and STN) Wizz from LTN, Norwegian from LGW (albeit once weekly) and Croatian from LGW and LHR, so pretty good competition. BA couldn't make it work years ago with little competition. I know Croatia is far busier now and will join the EU shortly, but perhaps BA just cant be competitive?

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