Big gamble this by MAN
Plc. I can't actually believe they've done it.
Innevitably there will be commercial pressure on bmi baby to run the bmi regional Scottish routes. What they loose on the connecting traffic will be more than recouped with what they are able to (a) lift from BA
and (b) the railways. It might not happen straight away - but I'm convinced it will happen
Once these services go, wave goodbye to any long-term aspirations for bmi to have MAN
at the centre of a star alliance hub/spoke operation.
At the same time, bmi baby will then be giving Citiexpress a hard time on routes to Belfast, Scotland and possibly others - which is hardly going to assist any aspirations BA
have to develop a hub at MAN
...and that as they say is the gamble. MAN
have put their amibitions to be a european hub on the line for the sake of getting a few more passengers to Beflast, Barcelona or whereever. As simple as that.