Flying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2379 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 961 times:
Hello again everyone.
I can now give you a short explanation of the future DAT (name will change soon) network:
BAe 146 / Avros : will operate more or less the same network than before. BUT LHR, MAD, FCO, OSL, HEL BCN, ZRH will be added.
A319: will operate to GVA, TLV, ATH, VCE, AGP.
Main change for the crews: much more night stops on Avro than with Airbus A319.
A330: operates to JFK (possibly EWR later), BOS and a network of other African destinations that I can't remember. But anyway no major change mainly reductions. Asian destinations are NOT ruled out but will only appeat for summer 2002 at the earliest.
The slide presentation went pretty fast so I can't be 100% sure, I can only rely on my old hard disk :- . But it should be actual enough.
The wage is quite reduced for the pilots (even current DAT's) but it raised for the current DAT (...as well as flat rate !!) cabin crews.
Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 23 Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 850 times:
Tonights flight to LHR is a flight operated by DAT. Virgin Express has got a flight number for this flight aswell. My guess is that Virgin will have to give back the slot to whom they belong. As Virgin was only operating on behalf of Sabena.
It would appear Virgin Express have secured their own slots for the Heathrow services. Strangely both airlines are using the original flightnumbers, but they are now operating at different times and on different aircraft!