ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1064 posts, RR: 4 Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
Are many UK airlines doing nightstops on the continent? What airports see the most? I understand it allows for extra early rotations inbound to UK but are crew costs the primary factor which is considered? slots perhaps?
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21481 posts, RR: 24 Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
Quoting ammunition (Thread starter): Are many UK airlines doing nightstops on the continent? What airports see the most?
BA has many nightstops in Europe, dozens I would guess. If they don't do that they lose a significant opportunity to generate high yield business traffic since many of those passengers want to leave early in the morning and return the same night. Having an early morning flight to LHR and a late evening flight in the other direction also maximizes connectivity with the rest of their network.
For example, at GVA, not counting LX and EasyJet which has a base in GVA, at least 8 major European carriers (AF/BA/IB/KL/LH/OS/SN/TP) have at least one nightstopping aircraft. LH has two for the first flights to FRA and MUC.