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BA To Launch No Frills From LGW  
User currently offlineVs744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Does anyone know the details about BA launching a new no frills brand from LGW???

It was in the newspaper this morning

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User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Sounds unlikely, after all they sold Go-Fly.


User currently offlineVs744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Apparently its happening, since the AA/BA thing fell through.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Which newspaper? Do they have a website? Any URL?


User currently offlineVs744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Daily Mail
Page 24

It also says they are shedding another 16,000 jobs.


User currently offlineVs744 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Also:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1798000/1798944.stm


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

After reading RE's comment in today's FT, I'm a little confused as to what exactly BA are planning; it may not quite be the 'no-frills' operation we think it will be-perhaps a transfer of slots to GB airways is on the cards?

Eagerly awaiting Feb 13th....

Regards


User currently offlineEugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

British airways will have an unfair advantage over the discounters because they can use their Gatwick slots - Gatwick is far more preferable then Stantsted or Luton (30 mins by train from Victoria and is well served by other train lines).

Easy Jet have some slots at Gatwick but they are at lousy times (mid morning, early afternoon)


User currently offlineLBA From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Based on rail travel times Gatwick is not preferable to other airports. Luton is 30 minutes from Kings Cross and Stansted 30 minutes from Liverpool Street.

Try getting to Gatwick from the north of London.


User currently offlineBBADXB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2570 times:


Yet another one??!!

BBADXB  Wink/being sarcastic



User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

IF you've got 'free' access to the net and have nothing to do for an hour, have a listen to Rod Eddington addressing the 3rd Quarter results meeting earlier today (1400G):-
http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=BAB&script=1100
You might need Real Player or Win Media Player.
If nothing else, listen to the first few minutes and hear what Rod has to say about your header line!



Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3803 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Sounds to me like another schizophrenic move by a desperate full-service major who has, like others, preferred denial to facing reality in dealing with dramatic changes that have been evolving in the European short-haul marketplace for the better part of a decade (and more than twice that long in the U.S.).

After unloading Go less than one year ago and having seen all low-cost airlines within high-cost airlines in the U.S. and Europe sold off or discontinued, is BA making a decision that borders on insanity by repeating a mistake while expecting a different result? Time will tell - based on experience, the answer will be forthcoming in the near future.


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

TB and all other 'speculators' (as Rod has called us!)-BA has officially confirmed it will NOT be launching another low-cost airline.

So that's the end of that discussion....

Next discussion-what will BA be doing with the slots left 'vacant' by the almost-certain shedding of some Euro routes (and perhaps long-haul routes), specifically out of LGW?

Regards


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