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BA's Worrying Futur Plans!  
User currently offlineXaqrun From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Here is a summary of an article about BA's futur plans... You can find this article at this address :
"http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/09/09/stibusnws02002.html"

This article is about BA's plans to cut capacity through switching to smaller aircraft : instead of using B757 , they'll be using A319 and instead of B744 , B777... What worries me is that they are only cutting capacity on the economy class !!!
They are going to cease some operations at Gatwick mainly European destinations... But the the thing that made me worry is the following :

Stinnes , head of investor relations at BA , says: "The route network will also change. If you ask me if we'll be flying to holiday destinations like Malaga in three years' time I would say no. We're looking for places with a good business mix. While the short-haul network will go to fewer destinations, the frequency of flights to the cities we do serve will increase substantially. We'll offer the best and most frequent services to the biggest and most important business cities in Europe."

So does that mean that Ba will only serve Par, Fra , Ams, Zrh , Gva , Mad... and what about Malaga , Sevilla, Faro, Zagreb, Riga, Bilbao, Genoa... And what about franchises like GB airways , National Jet Italy ???

BA's futur plans are worrying... What's BA without it's marvellous route network ??? What do you think ???


Regards

Xaqrun

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User currently offlineDll10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 822 times:

I wouldn't really consider it that worrying. I mean, why should BA serve cities like AGP in the first place? That's more an Airtours or Britannia market. I guess that they will still fly to major cities and maybe they will use a subcarrier for the vacation market, just like LH uses DE.

User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 809 times:

British Airways currently has been gobbling up franchises, is looking to get klm or aer lingus by the end of the year and its baby qantas is gobbling ansett up.

It will be fine.



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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 793 times:

I think that the holiday market in the UK is so saturated BA wants to focus most of its attention on the real money making routes!
Iain


User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32689 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 783 times:

A British Airways without 747s is just not British Airways!


a.
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 757 times:

I think those Spanish holiday destination can be transferred to British Mediterrean Airways.

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 719 times:

well, the destinations possibly to be cut form BA´s network, like AGP, are just a few.
perhaps FAO, and, well, dunno, do they serve LCA?
but i don´t think there are so many "leisure" destinations in BA´s network so i would not worry at all.

btw, Lufthansa has substantial service to AGP, especially in summer, when they often use A300s to AGP...

daniel



If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
User currently offlineXaqrun From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 695 times:

BA flies to AGP 3 times daily using A321 on some flights.
These flights are operated by GB airways, a franchise specialized on those leisure cities... So, are they going to end their franchising with GB airways ????
BA serves Larnaca as well.


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 686 times:

Which fool wrote that article? BA never had 100 B747-400s. And keeping 55 means that they keep all!

That they switch to more 777s means in first place that the older 747-200s are replaced by the Triple-Seven. And that a 777 needs 40% less fuel can´t be true. Even Boeings website says a 744 uses less fuel per passenger if full!

An btw: Nowhere this article says that BA will sell all 747s! Don´t worry, that would be foolish.


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