717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 7 Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 987 times:
Swiss travel magazine "Travelinside" reports that BWIA could be a new operator to Zurich. One weekly flight would make sense and the big travel companys like Kuoni seems to be interested.....The would be great!!!
Is there any chance for such a flight, what do you think?
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 907 times:
Yes BWIA would re start that route so that they can efficently use the 2 340 300 they have acquired. If traffic on the route pics up it is possible that they would offer a driect flight from the caribbean pos bgi zhr. However i think it might be an extension of the pos bgi lhr flight as that was what use to take place when they operated that route before.
The 340s are being leased for 5 years I hope that at the end we might see a switch to the 777.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3211 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 879 times:
BWIA back in Zurich - they did fly that back in the 1980s and early 90s but dropped the route in 1993 due to low profitability. It would be interesting to see how they do now - but a link with a tour operator would help in this regard.
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 854 times:
I wonder when the route will be started if these plans are true as we know BWIA and their plans. I think that it might be profitable as the Caribbean Hotels are currently trying to get occupancy rates back to an acceptable level. I think this is th eperfect time for the airline enphasining their safety record which I think is munmber one in the world.
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 35 Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 808 times:
Have seen the article but the only thing which indicated that BWIA could fly again into ZRH was the title it self. The rest was only "general" talks and details. I don't think it was something serious at all...
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BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 777 times:
But as I said earlier the airline cannot utilise the 340s efficently just on the Uk route alone so it might be ture. The airline is also in a phase of expansion which is being hampered by the fact that the airline base Trinidad is graded at cat 2.
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 748 times:
BWIA will be flying to manchester. Since BWIA cut service to Zrh it restructured its fleet. Wide bodies are now 2 instead of 4 so they primarily serve the trans atlantic routes and as the airline is upgrading to 340s to use them efficently they need to have between 10-12 flights per week (i think but i know for sure that they need to do more operations with the 340s than the current 1011s) The Uk route both from manchester and lhr will not bring enough traffic to fully utilise the 340s thus the re estalishment of zhr route.